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New England Patriots links 3/02/18 - 2018 NFL Scouting Combine: Questions abound on RBs, Pats’ dramas

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might Pats draft their first RB since James White?
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  • Jeff Howe lays out a surprising trade scenario that could bring Odell Beckham to the Patriots. /Interesting.
  • Karen Guregian shares the questions everyone is asking at the combine about the Patriots.
  • Tom E. Curran states the the friction and fatigue (inevitable in the Patriots’ near two-decade dynasty) were at a record high in 2017, and warns that if left unchecked, that’s what will end it.
  • CBS Boston reports the Patriots get the 43rd overall draft pick after coin flip, to complete the Jimmy Garoppolo trade.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Lorenzo Alexander details moments he was overwhelmed by Tom Brady.
  • Doug Kyed reveals which players the Pats have met with at the combine.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Report: Danny Amendola’s free agency ‘market is heating up’.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) 10 Patriots free agency targets.
  • Michael Hurley wonders if Michael Bennett could end up with the Patriots.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Josh McDaniels explains the difficulties of coaching Tom Brady.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) 2017 Pats left more questions than answers.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Impending free agent Nate Solder should command a hefty price tag this offseason; More.
  • Zack Cox thinks the Pats should have an eye on UCLA tackle Kolton Miller after an impressive Combine workout.
  • Ryan Hannable wonders if Nate Solder moves on, could Matt Ryan’s cousin be a target in the draft for the Pats?
  • Zack Cox gives us eight RBs and O-linemen to watch on Friday.
  • Ty Anderson explains why there’s no chance Rob Gronkowski could become a pro wrestler.
  • Ricky Doyle notes Adam Schefter fully expects Rob Gronkowski back with the Patriots in 2018.
  • Alex Reimer writes that it’s not surprising the Patriots are one of the most coveted draws in the NFL for next season.
  • Ryan Hannable reports Chris Hogan attended a “business combine” in New York this week with other NFL players and afterward reflected on the Super Bowl loss.
  • Ryan Hannable notes the Patriots may be in a position to draft their first running back since James White, and points to Nyheim Hines from NC State as a good option.
  • Kevin Duffy thinks New England could be in the market to draft a running back, and lists some prospects who might fit.
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Mailbag: Is Richard Sherman or Aqib Talib a better fit?
  • Nick O’Malley offers a look at the best (and worst) 40 times on the Patriots.
  • Hayden Bird notes 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan believes the Patriots were “pushed” into trading Jimmy Garoppolo by the looming trade deadline.
  • CBS Boston tries to call it awkward that the Patriots Twitter account wished Malcolm Butler a Happy Birthday. Pats’ social media wishes all their players a happy birthday, so what’s the big deal?