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New England Patriots Links 2/24/14 - Patriots One of Two Teams With Winning Record Four Years in a Row

New England Patriots Daily News and Links for 2/24/14

Safety Calvin Pryor (Louisville) hits like a sledgehammer
Safety Calvin Pryor (Louisville) hits like a sledgehammer
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  • Mike Reiss offers some quick-hit weekend thoughts from the Patriots and around the NFL: Patriots are one of only two teams with winning seasons four years in a row.
  • Field Yates wraps up some final thoughts from Indy, as the Combine continues but media availability is over.
  • Field Yates runs down what we learned at the close of Day 2 and Day 3 at the Combine.
  • Karen Guregian jumps on Rodney Harrison's soapbox to push for an 'oversized, bone-crushing strong safety who will play the role of intimidator' in the draft.
  • Field Yates puts the Tight End class in focus: This group is considered deep and exceptionally athletic.
  • Field Yates has seen the O-linemen shine in drills.
  • Jeff Howe reports the Patriots and Aqib Talib are set to meet in Indianapolis to continue negotiations.
  • Christopher Price explains how Logan Mankins and Rob Gronkowski are providing a blueprint for a new generation of college prospects.
  • Mike Reiss and Field Yates highlight Bill O'Brien's Combine news conference: Time with Patriots crucial.
  • Field Yates reports that Johnny Manziel has been relying on Tom Brady for advice during the pre-draft process.
  • Field Yates discusses QBs and hand size.
  • Karen Guregian thinks finding the next Vince Wilfork should be a priority at the Draft.
  • Karen Guregian thinks the Patriots should keep an eye on RB Andre Williams (BC), even though they don't have a huge need at that position.
  • Field Yates catches up with former Patriots QB Kevin O'Connell, who is now a college football analyst for ESPN.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: DB Brock Vereen (Minnesota) said he's thought more about hitting and competing against his older brother Shane, than sharing the same team; Dont'a Hightower had advised OLB Adrian Hubbard (Alabama) to stay in school, but Hubbard has nothing but compliments for his leadership; S Terrence Brooks (Florida State) is one of a Seminoles-record 11 players at this week's Combine; DT Louis Nix (Notre Dame) boasted about his 'reformed diet that cut out Five Guys and Cajun fries.'