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New England Patriots Links 3/07/14 - DB, DL Top Needs on Defense

Daily News and Links for 3/07/14

Rookie DT Chris Jones brings down Ray Rice in the Patriots' win over the Ravens last December.
Rookie DT Chris Jones brings down Ray Rice in the Patriots' win over the Ravens last December.
Patrick Smith


  • Andy Hart reviews Danny Amendola's first season in New England and wonders why some are calling for him to be cut or traded.
  • PFW sits down with OL Sebastian Vollmer to talk about some of his earliest and most unforgettable football memories.
  • Paul Perillo posts a positional breakdown of the roster: Defensive tackle and Defensive end.
  • Patriots team with Maine Mall to promote license plates this Saturday. Jermaine Wiggins and Patriots cheerleaders will sign autographs and take photos with fans.
  • Patriots ask fans to donate blood at Patriot Place Mar. 9.  /Save the sweat and tears for free agency and the draft.
  • PFW In Progress (3/06/14) The PFW crew gets you prepared for the start of free agency. (2 hour program)


  • Jeff Howe focuses on the work ahead for the Patriots on defense, with grabbing a DB and DL on the top of the list.
  • Erik Frenz does a good job explaining how Bill Belichick defines value differently than those in the media (or anyone else) perceives it.
  • Christopher Price shares some insight on Belichick's pre-draft evaluation process from one of his former defensive assistants and scouts from Cleveland.
  • Tom E. Curran says that over the next four days, the Patriots will be trying to convince Vince to trim that cap hit down by taking a restructured deal.
  • Mike Reiss highlights Bill Polian's conference call with the media, with a Patriots-based twist: "Free agency is not free..."
  • Mike Reiss looks at free agent fits for the Patriots: Defensive tackle.
  • Tom E. Curran examines the free agent class by position of need for the Patriots: Defensive line.
  • Phil Perry offers an overview of the free agents available at some positions of need for the Patriots: Safety.
  • Mike Reiss and Field Yates debate the Patriots' greatest need on offense, TE or WR.
  • Mike Reiss posts the transcript of his weekly online chat: Patriots did get cap relief from the Jonathan Fanene situation.
  • WEEI profiles potential Patriots in this year's draft: DE Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame).
  • Nick O'Malley spotlights players who project to be a good fit in New England: DE Kony Ealy (Missouri),
  • Mike Reiss shares Todd McShay's ESPN Insider Mock Draft 3.0, with DT Ra'Shede Hageman (Minnesota) going to New England.
  • Doug Kyed posts his latest Mock Draft. Patriots pick WR Kelvin Benjamin (Florida State).
  • Christopher Price posts a Mock Draft roundup: Consensus shows Patriots will go for DL or TE at No.29.