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New England Patriots Links 3/27/14 - Browner, LaFell Earn Effusive Praise From Former Coaches

Daily News and Links for 3/27/14

Grant Halverson



  • Ben Volin reports that after talking with their former coaches, Brandon Browner and Brandon LaFell seem to have "The Patriot Way" written all over them.
  • Karen Guregian notes Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll got together for a little shop talk while at the NFL's annual meeting.
  • Field Yates points out that with recent talk about moving Logan Ryan to safety, one name that is flying under the radar is Duron Harmon.
  • Mike Reiss discusses Vince Wilfork’s future with the club and how the situation may have thawed a bit. (1 min. video)
  • Mike Reiss recaps how things fared with the Patriots' four rule proposals at the NFL annual meeting.
  • Mike Reiss notes Pete Carroll talked up Brandon Browner and is intrigued as to how Belichick plans to use him this season.
  • Mike Reiss hears Ron Rivera was effusive in his praise of Brandon LaFell.
  • Doug Kyed reports Julian Edelman made a strong impression on 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh during a free-agent visit with San Francisco.
  • Ron Borges sums up the reaction of both Bill Belichick and John Fox to their teams' loading up in free agency: "Arms race? What arms race?"
  • Mike Reiss posts a few leftover pieces of mail from his weekly mailbag: It would be a surprise if Adrian Wilson makes the club.
  • Tom E. Curran suggests ex-Charger and Bronco Shaun Phillips might be on the Pats' radar as a situational pass rusher.
  • WEEI profiles potential Patriots in this year's draft: TE Eric Ebron (North Carolina) and CB Bradley Roby (Ohio State).
  • Doug Kyed reports WR Kelvin Benjamin worked out for Bill Belichick and Pats coaches at FSU.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Ron Rivera is an unabashed Brandon LaFell fan; Pats only saw one of their four rule proposals pass yesterday with one fail and two others tabled; Rex Ryan admitted the division goes still 'goes through New England like always'.
  • Jenna Pelletier reports former Patriots tackle Matt Light will spotlight pranks in April Fool's comedy show.