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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Patriots twins Devin and Jason McCourty on cusp of rare football feat.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Pats Posits: Sunday ramblings. /Good read.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Sunday news, AFC East notes: Adrian Clayborn will be just fine here, he has a relentless motor and will take a lot of heat off of Trey Flowers on the other side of the defensive line.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Malcolm Butler’s comments this week on Super Bowl LII benching were telling; More.
  • Mike Reiss thinks that as one of the fastest players in the league, Cordarrelle Patterson is a wise low-risk pickup for the Patriots’ special-teams unit.
  • Jeff Howe reports the Patriots bolstered their special teams last night in a surprising trade with the Raiders for WR Cordarrelle Patterson.
  • Kevin Duffy lays out what we should know about new Patriots WR Cordarrelle Patterson, acquired in a trade with the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
  • Ryan Hannable looks at the crowded receiving room and wonders if the trade for Cordarrelle Patterson means there’s another move coming for the Patriots.
  • Doug Kyed believes the Patriots’ wide receiver corps is bound to have an odd man out in 2018.
  • Phil Perry talks about the Patriots moves in free agency after a quiet start, including extending one of Bill Belichick’s favorites - safety Patrick Chung.
  • Ryan Hannable makes sense of all the Patriots’ moves from Friday night.
  • Mike Reiss notes the Patriots assume little risk in the modest deal they gave Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati’s former top running back who’s looking to resurrect his career.
  • Kevin Duffy offers a scouting report on Jeremy Hill to find what type of running back the team is getting.
  • Phil Perry calls attention to how the compensatory pick formula may impact the Pats’ free agent strategy.
  • Zack Cox helps us get to know the four new additions to the team.
  • Doug Kyed updates the depth chart to show the team’s areas of need after a flurry of additions.
  • Brent Schwartz (PatriotsWire) Assessing the Patriots’ RB situation after Friday’s free agency frenzy.
  • Doug Kyed tells us what the Patriots are getting in defensive end by signing Adrian Clayborn.
  • Kevin Duffy tells us what to know about newly acquired OT Matt Tobin.
  • Nick O’Malley takes a look at how many Patriots free agents succeed after landing their big contracts elsewhere.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Safety Patrick Chung in line for multi-year extension.
  • Mike Reiss addresses his Patriots Mailbag: Derek Rivers’ fit in Patriots’ defense starts with the pass rush.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Riley McCarron is one option to replace Danny Amendola in the slot.
  • Bill Speros explains why it’s time for Tom Brady to say goodbye: The Patriot Way is aging a lot quicker than Tom Brady. /Pffttt...
  • Karen Guregian takes a look at five leading AFC contenders, the moves they’ve made so far, what they’ve lost, and what they still might need to overtake the Patriots.
  • Ryan Hannable notes OT Cameron Fleming reportedly will visit the Cowboys, leaving his return to the Patriots up in the air.
  • Ryan Hannable suggests that maybe Matthew Slater isn’t a lock to return to the Patriots after all.
  • Nicole Yang tells us 5 things to know about new Patriots CB Jason McCourty.
  • Nicole Yang gives us Mama McCourty’s reaction to Jason and Devin McCourty both playing for the Patriots.
  • Chad Finn feels Malcolm Butler’s time in New England should have ended better.