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  • Brent Schwartz (PatriotsWire) 4 keys for Patriots entering 2018 offseason. 1. Sort out the tension between the Patriots’ big three.
  • Kevin Duffy takes a quick look at the state of the Patriots roster to identify the areas of need this offseason.
  • Phil Perry continues his offseason position breakdown: Receiver. Patriots get Edelman back, but what about Amendola?
  • Kevin Duffy explains why the Patriots would be taking a major risk in letting Dion Lewis leave.
  • Doug Kyed profiles LB Marquis Flowers and wonders about his value on the open market.
  • Mike Reiss looks at the Alan Branch situation. He hopes a team will pay him to play one more year, but there are reasons the Pats may not bring him back.
  • Zack Cox takes a long look at the cornerback positon: With Butler surely gone, help needed at corner.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Julian Edelman gives a brief look at how ACL recovery is going.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Rob Gronkowski’s top 10 plays from 2017 season. (4.36 min. video)
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Nigel Bradham should be on the Patriots radar in free agency.
  • Doug Kyed thinks the Patriots should call the Chiefs about trading for All-Pro CB Marcus Peters.
  • Ryan Hannable tells us Doug Martin and Brian Cushing aren’t the right kind of free-agent pickups for the Patriots.
  • Zack Cox gauges the Patriots’ potential interest in free agent RB Doug Martin.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) This stat about Patriots running backs’ earnings shows Bill Belichick’s cap wizardry.
  • Chris Warner (BostonSportsMediaWatch) Round-by-round review, Pats draft 2018.
  • Ryan Hannable is starting to believe the Malcolm Butler benching truly was just a football decision and Belichick went with his gut.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Alan Branch on WEEI, saying he had no idea Malcolm Butler wouldn’t play at all in the Super Bowl.



  • Lindsay Gibbs (ThinkProgress) Former NFL players struggle to get paid after reaching $1 billion settlement over concussions.