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New England Patriots links 4/19/17 - Patriots still moving & shaking the pre-draft roster

Daily news and links for 4/19/17

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James White signs 3-year extension
James White signs 3-year extension
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  • Mike Reiss reports the Patriots have reached a three-year contract extension with James White, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.
  • Zack Cox notes Rex Burkhead explained he wanted to join the Patriots' 'multi-dimensional' offense because of the creative ways they use their running backs.
  • Mike Reiss believes a resolution will be reached by the end of the month regarding Malcolm Butler.
  • Tom E. Curran speculates on what will happen now that Malcolm Butler has signed his tender.
  • Jeff Howe notes Nick Caserio doesn't give away the Patriots' strategy with either Jimmy Garoppolo or Malcolm Butler.
  • Chris Warner (BostonSportsMediaWatch) Patriots draft preview: "That guy" pre-draft edition.
  • Mike Reiss focuses on positions of need to ID players in the draft who could help the Patriots in the third round and beyond: Offensive tackles.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots draft series: Texas RB D'Onta Foreman.
  • Mike Reiss notes the Patriots will be honored for the fifth time at the White House, where player attendance has rarely been a hot topic. That isn't the case this year.
  • Steve Buckley makes the case that there's something for everyone with the Patriots at the White House today, and whatever happens the Patriots are still the winners.
  • CBS Boston notes the team is expected to proceed as planned with their visit to the White House, and is not expected to comment on the death of Hernandez.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Mike Gillislee signs offer sheet; James White gets extension.
  • Overview (FootballCamps) Football Academy featuring New England Patriots players: July 9-12, Lowell, Massachusetts.



  • Louis Bien (SB Nation) The NFL concussion protocol cannot save football.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Memorabilia dealer vouches for Eli Manning, sort of.
  • Shalise Manza Young (Yahoo! Sports) Aaron Hernandez commits suicide, prison official says.
  • Karen Guregian remembers that it was seven years ago this month, the Patriots drafted Aaron Hernandez.
  • Shalise Manza Young (Yahoo! Sports) Reports: Aqib Talib won't face NFL punishment for 2016 shooting incident. /In Goodell's NFL all players are equal, but some players are more equal than others.