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New England Patriots links 4/23/18 - Gronk speaks, media reacts

Daily news and links for Monday

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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts and notes: As a captain, did Gronk cross the line in playful news conference?
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Can we finally admit Patriots could never have franchised Jimmy Garoppolo?
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Sunday News, AFC East Notes: Belichick tidbits; Patriots lose an icon fro the booth; What will the Pats do in the 1st round?; More.
  • Ian Logue Monday Patriots Notes: Gronk’s bizarre behavior overblown; Patriots brought in Jackson for visit; More.
  • Karen Guregian believes the Patriots need to make a splash in the draft this year and replenish the team’s supply of youth.
  • Ryan Hannable passes along an Ian Rapoport report that the Patriots are ‘intrigued and impressed’ with Louisville QB Lamar Jackson after hosting him two weeks ago.
  • Zack Cox gives a rundown of which quarterbacks the Patriots have shown interest in, ahead of the draft.
  • Pete Davidson ranks the quarterbacks in the draft to see who makes the most sense for the Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss looks at what the Patriots might be looking for at the WR position in the draft: If they drafted a rookie receiver early, he likely wouldn’t be pressed into immediate duty unless he was ready.
  • Karen Guregian says Dante Scarnecchia is key to finding the next left tackle, and notes franchise left tackles aren’t typically found on the weekend.
  • Doug Kyed points out some options for the Patriots with each of their eight draft picks: Guards, Centers and Defensive Tackles.
  • Adam Kurkjian profiles Penn State TE Mike Gesicki, who fits the Patriots mold of multi-sport stars.
  • Phil Perry takes a look at a few draft prospects that could meet New England’s main criteria for linebackers: Vander Esch, Evans offer different strengths.
  • Ryan Hannable did not like Rob Gronkowski’s Saturday press conference, saying it “crossed the line” and was “not a good look”.
  • Mike Reiss says Saturday’s press conference merely showed how the best tight end in the NFL is also a master marketer.
  • Ross Gienieczko notes Rob Gronkowski stepped up to the podium for a motocross event yesterday, where he dodged questions about football.
  • Ryan Hannable recaps Jeff Howe’s report that Rob Gronkowski “has told members of his inner circle that he has stayed away from the voluntary offseason workout program because he is happy living life, having fun and generally just taking a little extra time away to do his own thing.”
  • Joshua Schrock NFL Rumors: Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski ‘salty’ over Malcolm Butler benching.
  • Mike Reiss addresses some Patriots Mailbag questions: Sorting through medical questions will impact Patriots’ draft.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Choosing from Patriots Hall of Fame finalists.
  • Adam London posts a video that he thinks perfectly highlights Tom Brady’s impact on Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • CBS Boston reports Gil Santos’ family invites public to visitation Tuesday In Bridgewater.