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New England Patriots Links 4/03/14 - CB Ty Law Heads Up Nominations For Patriots Hall of Fame

Daily News and Links for 4/03/14

Rodney Harrison is eligible to be nominated to the Pats Hall of Fame
Rodney Harrison is eligible to be nominated to the Pats Hall of Fame
Robin Marchant



  • Christopher Price tells us who he nominated for the Patriots Hall of Fame and why: Ty Law, Rodney Harrison and Bill Parcells.
  • Mike Reiss shares some of the discussions at the Patriots Hall of Fame nomination committee, about the eligible nominees.
  • Jim Donaldson says that with the best players from the Patriots three championship seasons becoming eligible in recent years, CB Ty Law will likely be the next to be inducted to the Pats Hall of Fame.
  • Mike Reiss posts a list of more likely options at QB for the Patriots.
  • Jeff Howe doesn't think the Patriots will be finding Tom Brady's replacement in the 2014 Draft.
  • Field Yates explains what goes on at in-house prospect visits.
  • Tom E. Curran offers four possible reasons Bridgewater and Manziel made a pre-draft visit to Foxboro: Ryan Mallett's contract will expire.
  • Erik Frenz wonders why the Patriots would waste two of their private visits on the top two QB prospects: Trade bait.
  • Mike Petraglia and Chris Price dish on Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and the Patriots in the Draft. (11.35 min. video)
  • Doug Kyed offers his ideas for the Manziel and Bridgewater visits: To gauge the top talent against the lower-round QBs they'll most likely choose from.
  • Mike Reiss notes Nate Solder spoke before a screening of the "Draft Day" movie, sharing his own draft day experience and mentioning how he will miss Dante Scarnecchia.
  • Jeff Howe reports Nate Solder credits Dante Scarnecchia with his development but knows the O-line will have to piece it together and keep moving on without him.
  • Jeff Howe hears Nate Solder with some positive feedback to the re-signing of Ryan Wendell, calling him a 'key part of the communication'.
  • Mike Reiss watches some film of DE Will Smith to get a feel for his play: Physicality and power stands out.
  • Tom E. Curran hits on three topics in this edition of "Three and Out": Do Pats need more RB depth after losing Blount?
  • Field Yates notes RB Maurice Jones-Drew said in an interview that his final decision came down to the Patriots, Steelers and Oakland.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Devin McCourty talks up his negotiating skills as he was in Florida with Wilfork when Vince signed his new contract; McCourty believes the leadership of the team is in great hands and is looking forward to getting back to work; Pats have until May 3 to decide whether to pick up Nate Solder's fifth-year option for 2015; Howe calls the Manziel-Bridgewater pre-draft meetings a case of 'advanced scouting'.
  • Jeff Howe reports Devin McCourty's got milk and is giving it away.  McCourty is an obvious candidate for this year's Ron Burton Community Service award.
  • WEEI profiles potential Patriots in this year's draft: WR Brandin Cooks (Oregon) and OLB Ryan Shazier (Ohio State).