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New England Patriots Links 3/31/14 - Wendell, Wilfork and the End of the Shopping Spree

Daily News and Links for 3/31/14

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Ryan Wendell back at center
Ryan Wendell back at center
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  • Erik Frenz offers some thoughts on the Ryan Wendell re-signing with the Patriots and LeGarrette Blount signing with the Steelers.
  • Field Yates passes along a note on the way Ryan Wendell's deal was reported.
  • Paul Kenyon reports on the Patriots re-signing of Ryan Wendell but losing LeGarrette Blount to the Steelers.
  • Tom E. Curran explains why Wilfork's new deal may not mean an end to drama.
  • Chris Gasper writes that the Wilfork-Patriots deal is a case in which neither side wanted a divorce so they went to compensation couples therapy and reconciled.
  • Mark Farinella says the Vince Wilfork negotiations are not the 'Patriot Way,' rewarding Wilfork for 'bad behavior' in desperation to win another championship.
  • Field Yates offers a breakdown of Vince Wilfork's new deal.
  • Field Yates catches up with former Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik to pick his brain on Darrelle Revis, and what makes him an elite CB.
  • Field Yates wonders if the Patriots need another RB.
  • Christopher Price wonders if the Pats' need to add backfield depth.
  • Steve Buckley lauds Hub athletes like Tom Brady and David Ortiz who care about the community and feel an attachment to it.
  • Mike Reiss posts some quick-hit weekend thoughts from the Patriots and around the NFL: Wendell didn't find much of a market.
  • Christopher Price posts his Sunday NFL Notes: Who is next in line for new deal from the Patriots?
  • Paul Kenyon believes the shopping spree the Patriots have been on since the start of free agency is about to come to an end.
  • Field Yates lists the players who will be receiving part of their signing bonus today.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: The Ryan Wendell signing kept the O-Line personnel completely intact for another season; Belichick has preferred a multi-back system since 2005 when Corey Dillon's injury derailed the offense; Pats' remaining unsigned free agents include Austin Collie, Andre Carter and Matthew Mulligan.
  • Karen Guregian NFL Notes: Start to finsh, Vince Wilfork is a Patriot; John Harbaugh and Chuck Pagano both weren't particularly thrilled with how the Patriots and Broncos have loaded up this offseason; Pete Carroll has a huge challenge ahead trying to repeat SB titles; NY Jets fans are getting restless over a sluggish offseason; Bucs' coach Lovie Smith said it was a tough decision to let Darrelle Revis go.
  • Doug Kyed answers his Patriots Mailbag: Logan Ryan, Jamie Collins among Patriots destined to break out in 2014.
  • WEEI profiles potential Patriots in this year's draft: CB Marcus Roberson (Florida), ILB C.J. Mosley (Alabama) and SS Deone Bucannon (Washington State).
  • Christopher Price puts together his Mock Draft, Take 3. Pats pick DL RaShede Hageman (Minnesota).