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New England Patriots links 3/12/18 - What’s next for the Pats at cornerback?

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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Picking late, Patriots look elsewhere for elite traits -- such as Danny Shelton deal.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Why hasn’t Tom Brady signed a contract extension this offseason?
  • Phil Perry offers a quick-hitting look at the cornerback position and where the Patriots go from here now that they won’t be welcoming either Talib or Sherman to Foxboro.
  • Doug Kyed looks at how the Patriots will fill their need at CB with the top veterans off the market.
  • Ryan Hannable notes that according to Jeff Howe, the Patriots never reached out to Richard Sherman.
  • Karen Guregian notes the Patriots’ quest to return to the Super Bowl begins now -- not in September.
  • Ryan Hannable lays out why this free agency period will be much different than last year for the Patriots.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Free Agency Primer: Latest on all 13 of New England’s impending free agents.
  • Karen Guregian suggests five free agents who could easily fit the Pats’ needs.
  • Karen Guregian discusses the acquisition of DT Danny Shelton from the Browns after the team decided to move on from Alan Branch, and Ricky Jean Francois also announcing he was heading elsewhere.
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Elvis Dumervil, Patriots are perfect for each other.
  • Ashley Jakubczyk (PatriotsWire) 5 Linebackers the Patriots should consider signing.
  • Phil Perry addresses some questions in advance of free agency: If Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead are gone, perhaps the Patriots should give Vikings free agent RB Jerick McKinnon a look.
  • Phil Perry says the supply of good offensive tackles seems to be outweighed by the demand, and the cost of maintaining quality depth is going up.
  • Mark Daniels analyzes the special teams position to see how the group performed last season and where it might be heading: A bounce-back year for Stephen Gostkowski.
  • Ryan Hannable notes that according to Marquis Flowers, we have nothing to worry about with Rob Gronkowski returning to play this year.
  • Kevin Duffy tells us what we should know about new DT Danny Shelton, who was acquired from Cleveland on Saturday.
  • Nick O’Malley highlights Tom Brady appearing on “Good Morning America” this morning to discuss how he dealt with the Super Bowl loss.
  • Zack Cox notes Tom Brady opens up about his decision to make ‘Tom vs. Time.’
  • CBS Boston reports Tom Brady is off on a media tour this Monday, and he got started bright and early.
  • Rob Bradford reports a Bill Belichick sighting in Jupiter, Florida, as he and Linda Holliday were taking in the Red Sox’ Grapefruit League game against the Marlins.
  • Hal Bent (FullPressCoverage) New England Patriots: 2017 Offense by the numbers.
  • Hal Bent (FullPressCoverage) New England Patriots: 2017 Defense by the numbers.
  • Alex Reimer highlights an article by Bob Hohler from the Boston Globe that says almost half the players on the Patriots’ first three Super Bowl winners say they have brain injuries.
  • Adam Kurkjian and Evan Lazar post their latest edition of ‘The Naked Bootleg Podcast’: Danny Shelton trade reaction, RB draft class preview. (49.51 min.)