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New England Patriots Links 3/19/15 - Adjusted Contract Nets Ninkovich New Money

Daily news and links for 3/19/15

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  • Mike Reiss reports the Patriots adjusted the contract of Rob Ninkovich, giving him a pay boost for 2015.
  • Mike Reiss passes along some free agency thoughts: Patriots currently have 75 players on their 90-man roster; More.
  • Karen Guregian reacts to the rules change proposal that would prohibit a player from lining up outside even though that player ruled himself ineligible: "Big deal. That ship has sailed."
  • Ben Volin breaks down the proposed Bill Belichick/Shane Vereen rule: "If you can't beat ’em, change the rules to stop ’em."
  • Mike Reiss breaks down the Scott Chandler contract: A solid, straightforward deal for a soon-to-be 30-year-old pass-catching TE who totaled 100 receptions over the last two seasons.
  • Mike Reiss shares some film-study notes on newly-signed RB Travaris Cadet.
  • Mike Reiss says the team is hoping to receive a third-round compensatory pick for the loss of Aqib Talib. (1.14 min. video)
  • Tom E. Curran notes that a now-teamless Brandon Spikes is saying playing for the New England Patriots isn’t so bad.
  • Chimdi Chekwa writes about winning, high expectations and the opportunity to play for an organization that values both.
  • Mike Reiss wonders if the Patriots will be able to revive Bradley Fletcher's career.
  • CSNNE guest Ross Tucker says the Patriots free agent strategy of bringing in a handful of veterans hoping one or two can contribute is 'typical New England'.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Two more corners added to mix; Patriots propose three rule changes for the second consecutive year; More.
  • Mike Reiss gives us a detailed look at New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
  • WEEI profiles potential Patriots in this year's Draft: TE Clive Walford (Miami).