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New England Patriots links 2/14/18 - Lots to love about the Patriots on Valentine’s Day

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  • Report (AP) Rob Gronkowski, father, brothers give $25,000 to kids’ hospital.
  • Matt Harmon ( Top 10 best QB-WR duos of 2017. Brady-Cooks just missed the cut. “Cooks led all wide receivers this season with 16 deep-ball receptions.”
  • Ben Baldwin (Football Outsiders) Rushing success and play-action passing.
  • Sam Monson (Pro Football Focus) Surprise players from the 2017 NFL season. David Andrews makes this list.
  • Peter King (SI) Chris Long’s next mountain: Kilimanjaro for water charity; MMQB Mailbag.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) The NFL’s top 10 offseason priorities: Catch rule, concussions, anthem, more.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( AFC cut candidates. Dwayne Allen ‘on the bubble’.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) 2012 serves as a reminder of the unpredictability of the draft.
  • Cam Mellor (Pro Football Focus) Top playmakers at cornerback in the 2018 NFL Draft class.
  • Vincent Verhei (Football Outsiders) 2017 Football Outsiders Awards.
  • Chase Goodbread ( Polling 2018 draft prospects: Which NFL coach would you most like to play for?
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) Grading all seven NFL head-coaching hires this offseason.
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) YouTube CEO reiterates desire to stream NFL games.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) Sources: Colin Kaepernick’s deposition request list in NFL grievance case includes Roger Goodell’s wife. Robert Kraft also on this list.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Kaepernick’s lawyers want to question Papa John, too.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) 49ers may need to recalibrate their character-assessment methods.