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New England Patriots links 3/21/17 - Resetting the roster: Middle LB still a need

Daily news and links for 3/21/17

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Elandon Roberts knocks down an Andy Dalton pass
Elandon Roberts knocks down an Andy Dalton pass
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  • Ryan Hannable resets the 2017 Patriots roster to see which positions are set and which need work.
  • Cody Lachance (AllThreePhases) The curious case of Malcolm Butler.
  • Kevin Duffy looks at eight potential outcomes for the Patriots and Malcolm Butler.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Unless the price is right, Patriots should hold on to Butler.
  • CBS Boston passes along a report that the Patriots have had 'no talks' with the Saints or Malcolm Butler.
  • Mike Reiss mentions how like a fan, Malcolm Mitchell has rewatched Super Bowl LI "3-4 times."
  • Phil Perry Film Review: WR Brandin Cooks felt he wasn't being used to his full potential. In New England, the coaching staff will have the opportunity to use him in a variety of ways.
  • Karen Guregian suggests a Patriots reunion with Darrelle Revis is not as farfetched as it might seem.
  • Ryan Hannable tells everyone to stop connecting Darrelle Revis to the Patriots because it's not happening.
  • Ryan Hannable looks at RB Tyler Gaffney's history and finds that three seasons into his NFL career, he has yet to record an NFL regular-season carry.
  • Nick O'Malley hears Chris Long's explanation of why he walked away from the Patriots after only one season.
  • Jeff Howe discusses the Tom Brady jersey recovery, noting Houston police chief Art Acevedo criticized the NFL's private security team responsible for the protection of the Patriots locker room.
  • John Sapochetti thinks we should all spend more time talking about Boston's other three sport franchises.