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New England Patriots Links 3/11/16 - NFL Free Agency: Is Amendola Part of Patriots' WR Re-do?

Daily news and links for 3/11/16

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  • Doug Kyed relays reports that Chris Hogan is to sign the Patriots' three-year, $12M offer sheet.
  • Jeff Howe breaks down Tom Brady's contract extension, a deal everyone can be happy with.
  • Miguel Benzan (PatsFans) Breaking down Tom Brady’s 2 year $41 million extension with the New England Patriots.
  • Matt Dolloff reports Tom Brady saves nearly $2 million from a potential deflategate suspension in his new extension with the Patriots.
  • Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry analyze Day 2 of NFL free agency.
  • Mike Reiss notes that of the seven free agents who visited with the New England Patriots on Thursday, only two -- Frank Kearse and Sherrick McManis -- play defense.
  • Mike Reiss sees the Patriots looking to upgrade their wide receivers, and wonders if Danny Amendola a part of it.
  • Matt Burke reminds us that Chris Hogan and Anquan Boldin are still available to the Pats in free agency.
  • Kevin Duffy explains why splurging on a wide receiver in free agency is rarely a good idea.
  • Karen Guregian sees the Patriots following a successful recipe so far in free agency and finds no need to push any panic buttons.
  • Doug Kyed knows the Patriots' free agency inaction is frustrating, but believes it will still pay off.
  • Jeff Kane (ESPNNH) New England stands pat to start the silly season, who could sign first?
  • Jeff Howe Patriots notebook: Visiting hours in Foxboro; So far no interest in Stevan Ridley.
  • Christopher Price looks at how the first wave of free agent signings will impact the Patriots team-building process.
  • Tom E. Curran updates us with how the rest of the AFC East have been active so far in free agency.
  • CSNNE Sports Tonight guest Albert Breer thinks the Texans could now be a bigger threat to he Patriots than the Broncos. (3.03 min. video)
  • Mike Reiss takes a closer look at the new deals for James Develin and Ramon Humber.
  • Danny Picard emphasizes that Rob Gronkowski is no dummy when it comes to his self-worth.



  • Michael Hurley reports the tampering Chiefs appear to be the latest victims of Roger Goodell's 'brand of industrial justice'.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) The Chiefs got drilled by the NFL, are angry, and have a point.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Chiefs discipline may have been effort to shock other teams, coaches.
  • Will Hobson and James Wagner (Washington Post) When pro athletes go to anti-aging clinics, doping experts take notice. /Interesting.