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New England Patriots Links 4/07/14 - Wilson's Release Lands Revis Jersey No. 24

Daily News and Links for 4/07/14

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Chris McGrath



  • Mike Reiss posts some quick-hit weekend thoughts from the Patriots and around the NFL: Pats are one of four teams with just two QBs.
  • Ben Volin evaluates whether Pro Day workouts really matter for Draft prospects.
  • Karen Guregian notes Adrian Wilson tweeted out his thanks to the Patriots, after being released due to age and injury.
  • Mike Reiss notes that the release of Adrian Wilson opened up jersey No. 24 for Darrelle Revis.
  • Erik Frenz addresses this week's Patriots mailbag: Chris Johnson makes sense for the Patriots at the right price.
  • Mike Reiss doubts the Patriots would be interested in RB Chris Johnson unless a strong financial market doesn't develop.
  • Mark Farinella makes his case for his three nominees to this year's Patriots Hall of Fame: Ty Law, Raymond Clayborn and Bill Parcells.
  • Jim Donaldson would be surprised if Ty Law wasn't the next player voted into the Patriots Hall of Fame.
  • Mike Reiss catches up with ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper and passes along a few takeaways: More intel on safety spot.
  • Mike Reiss reports the Patriots worked out QB Chase Rettig (Boston College) Friday.
  • NESN reports Robert Kraft called into Rich Eisen's podcast to thank Adam Carolla for championing the cause of raising the goal posts for years.
  • Doug Saffir says some days there’s a story about Rob Gronkowski that isn't news but one you just have to chalk up to Gronk being Gronk.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Alfonzo Dennard was released from jail after serving 35 of the possible 60 days he was sentenced; Dennard will be competing fora roster spot once Brandon Browner returns from his four-game suspension; Pats released Adrian Wilson, who would have been a bubble player at camp; The signing of Patrick Chung likely hastened his departure.
  • Christopher Price Sunday NFL Notes: When it comes to putting together a draft-related deal, who is Belichick most likely to call?
  • Karen Guregian NFL Notes: The RB by committee works during the season, but not at contract time, as the Pats simply don't pay for rotational backs; They may add another back but it will be on their terms; The Patriots Hall of Fame nominating committee will have a harder time now that the players from the Pats' three championship seasons are becoming eligible; Discussions this year involved Ty Law, Tedy Brushi, Rodney Harrison and Willie McGinest among others such as Ray Clayborn, Fred Marion, Bill Parcells, Raymond Berry and Chuck Fairbanks.
  • WEEI profiles potential Patriots in this year's draft: DE Kony Ealy (Missouri) and OLB Khalil Mack (Buffalo).