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New England Patriots Links 2/23/16 - 2016 NFL Scouting Combine: Physicals Today

Daily news and links for 2/23/16

Rob Gronkowski's Combine physical gave Patriots confidence to draft him.
Rob Gronkowski's Combine physical gave Patriots confidence to draft him.
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  • Mike Reiss reports that New England is interested in bringing James Develin back for 2016, but the question is how they manage to do it.
  • Kevin Duffy notes Devin McCourty says this offseason 'feels slower' than last year's.
  • Mark Daniels analyzes the Patriots roster at defensive tackle.
  • Doug Kyed continues his look at the Patriots Draft trends, and how they prefer agile, explosive tight ends.
  • Nick O'Malley tackles five questions about the 2016 NFL scouting combine, that starts up today in Indianapolis.
  • Kevin Duffy previews the Combine and which positions New England will have it's eyes on.
  • Ryan Mayer lists the best ever Combine performances by each drill.
  • Christopher Price gives us our annual reminder about importance of the 3-cone drill in the Patriots’ pre-draft evaluation process.
  • Mike Reiss discusses how the Combine played a role in the Patriots gaining comfort with Rob Gronkowski.
  • Mike Reiss notes Mel Kiper thinks the team may be looking at wide receiver for their first pick at No. 60. (1.27 min. video)
  • Henry McKenna notes teams have had success picking 60th overall in the Draft, so there's still hope for the Pats to pick a franchise player.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots free agency outlook: Tackles.
  • Ryan Hannable shares an Instragram photo of Bill Belichick, Linda Holliday and Jack and Suzy Welch enjoying an evening out after golf.
  • Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry continue their journey down Pain Lane with their Missed Lombardis series: 2013.
  • Christopher Muther and James Reed report it was all fun and games aboard Gronk's party cruise.
  • Tom E. Curran notes Stevan Ridley was seen hanging on Gronk Island.
  • Announcement (Celebrities for Charity) Ninko's Ping Pong Challenge Raffle.