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New England Patriots Links 3/18/16 - Patriots Personnel Moves Add Depth & Diversity With Personality

Daily news and links for 3/18/16

Tavon Wilson knocks the ball away from Martellus Bennett, back in 2012
Tavon Wilson knocks the ball away from Martellus Bennett, back in 2012
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  • Michael Hurley finds Bill Belichick hoarding seemingly every former first-round pick he can find.
  • Tom E. Curran examines the latest personnel haymakers thrown by the Patriots that could leave other teams - and their GMs - staggering.
  • Mike Reiss notes Martellus Bennett is excited to team with Rob Gronkowski: "It will be a good challenge to push each other."
  • Jeff Howe sees Martellus Bennett (the Black Unicorn) and Rob Gronkowski as the best TE pairing since Aaron Hernandez' incarceration.
  • Phil Perry says Martellus Bennett was a 'fit problem' with the Bears.
  • Mark Daniels calls Martellus Bennett an eccentric.
  • Mike Reiss reports Chandler Jones took to Twitter on Thursday night to welcome Chris Long to New England.
  • Rob DiRe (Today's Pigskin) Formula for replacing Chandler Jones already in place.
  • Mike Reiss takes a look at Bill Belichick's best and worst deals.
  • Tom Darcy (Beantown Beat) Patriots Rumors: Danny Amendola could be cut or traded if no pay cut is agreed upon.
  • Mike Petraglia reports Jonathan Cooper is out to show his 'nasty' side with Dante Scarnecchia and the O-line.
  • Ben Volin makes a case to expand NFL rosters to 57 players.
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Mailbag: Offseason additions make offense less predictable.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Jonathan Cooper hopes to tap potential; Bill Belichcik did not propose any rule changes this year; John Harbaugh is still distraught over the Patriots ineligible receiver plays in 2014 playoffs.
  • Matt Dolloff declares the ineligible receiver rules have officially driven John Harbaugh insane.



  • Michael Hurley states Troy Vincent and the NFL are either straight-up lying or they're going to great lengths to dance around the truth. /I'll go with option A.
  • Ben Volin listens to Troy Vincent lie once again about psi, procedure and violations.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL still dancing around PSI issue.