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New England Patriots links 3/09/18 - Free agency tampering period officially begins Monday

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  • Doug Kyed thumbnails eight players who could interest New England next week when free agency starts.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Top areas that the Patriots must address in free agency. 1. Re-sign Nate Solder and add another tackle.
  • Jake Levin analyzes the Patriots free agent strategy on each side of the ball: Offense and Defense.
  • Tom E. Curran says Nate Solder’s impending free agency with no guarantee he’ll return, means the Patriots could be in trouble at left tackle.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Richard Sherman to Patriots? Here’s why it’s wacky enough to work.
  • Mike Reiss mentions Aqib Talib had been open to a reunion with Bill Belichick before he was traded to the Rams, and wonders if the team would consider Richard Sherman if he were released.
  • Ian Glendon (FullPressCoverage) With Richard Sherman release looming, Patriots should pounce.
  • Ryan Hannable doesn’t think Richard Sherman is worth the risk.
  • Mark Daniels continues his look at each position on the Patriots roster: Linebacker and Safety.
  • Phil Perry wonders if Nigel Bradham might be just the linebacker the Patriots need.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots cut Bennett, continue opening cap space.
  • Doug Kyed notes the Patriots are among four teams showing “a lot of interest” in Marshall QB Chase Litton, according to’s Tony Pauline.
  • Chris Warner (BostonSportsMedia) Patriots Thursday observations, “That Guy” (Post NFL Combine).
  • Mike Reiss offers the details of Brandon King’s contract and mentions how King chose stability and security over possibly making more money by playing things out as a free agent.
  • Karen Guregian NFL Notebook: Patriots lock up special teamer Brandon King.
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Mailbag: A theory on why Rob Gronkowski is threatening retirement.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) ICYMI: Stephon Gilmore does question and answer session with fans over Twitter.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) ICYMI: Danny Amendola returns to Texas Tech University. (2.15 min. video) /Loved how he was introduced as ‘Danny Playoff Amendola’.
  • CBS Boston notes Tom Brady will be on Late Night with Stephen Colbert on Monday.
  • Nicole Yang notes Martellus and Michael Bennett were reportedly lobbying to play together in New England.
  • Rob Bradford oozes smug superiority and shows zero respect for Boston sports fans, Patriots fans in particular, with his latest sensitivity ranking of fan bases.
  • Joe Pantorno (Metro) 1st-Round NFL Mock Draft. Pats pick Iowa CB Joshua Jackson.