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New England Patriots Links 6/05/12 - Troy Brown Voted in to Patriots Hall of Fame

<em>Brandon Lloyd is seen as a positive pick-up for the Patriots, in one opposing scout's opinion</em>.
Brandon Lloyd is seen as a positive pick-up for the Patriots, in one opposing scout's opinion.

Christopher Price gets an opposing scout's take on the Patriots' offseason moves. Here are a few:

"Brandon Lloyd gives them another weapon in their offense that teams have to prepare for. Not a legitimate deep threat, but sneaky and a good route runner that has been productive with whoever is throwing him the ball. It allows them to get in ‘12 personnel’ and have four productive receivers that can do multiple things to a defense. Donte Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney provide competition for vertical spot."

"Chandler Jones gives them a guy with length and pass rush presence. He is very similar in stature and play style to Andre Carter, who they got some mileage from before the injury last year. Dont’a Hightower is a solid football player that has come up in the type of system and coaching that prepares him for New England. They made their defense better in the front 7 with those two picks."

"Fullbacks Spencer Larsen and Tony Fiammetta were both signings that hint that Bill Belichick has something up his sleeve in terms of personnel if either one of them pans out. Both are good enough as lead blockers and can be outlet options as receivers." Read more...

The Patriots announced that Troy Brown has been voted by fans as the 18th player and 19th member to enter the Patriots Hall of Fame.

"Troy Brown is the ultimate team player and one of the greatest competitors I have ever had the privilege of coaching," said Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick. "Offense, defense, special teams - if there was a job to do, Troy embraced it and did it at a championship level. No matter the situation or conditions, Troy raised the bar of excellence and helped create a winning tradition we strive to uphold. The bigger the game, the more Troy stepped up. There is no more deserving player of any accolade that comes his way than Troy Brown."