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New England Patriots links 5/17/18 - Light’s on, will Seymour and Vrabel ever get home?

Daily news and links for Thursday

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  • Joel Corry (CBS Sports) Agent’s Take: Think getting Tom Brady at a discount is a good deal? Here’s a breakdown.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Matt Light on Nate Solder: You don’t replace a guy like that overnight.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Patriots sign second-rounder Duke Dawson.
  • Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) 10-Point Stance: When will the NFL have its own Becky Hammon? “One wild-card pick is the Patriots. I think one day, not too far in the future, Belichick will assume a true general manager role with the team, and I think he’d hire a woman in a heartbeat if she was the best candidate.”
  • Albert Breer (SI) Game Plan: Speed, discipline and a whole bunch of cash: Inside the odd sale of the Carolina Panthers; 3. OTAs start in New England next week, and Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski still haven’t participated in the Patriots’ offseason program; More.
  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) Here are the nine NFL teams that still need a long-term plan at quarterback. Patriots included.
  • Gil Brandt ( Seven best offseasons of 2018. No Pats.
  • Lance Zierlein ( Five 2016 NFL 1st-round picks that will break out in 2018. No Pats.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) NFL to vote on new kickoff rules, limiting full-speed collisions.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) NFL may make ejections subject to replay review.
  • Andrew Brandt (SI) The Supreme Court just made the NFL a lot richer. So why the fight? “[The NFL] shut down a Fantasy Football convention—involving Tony Romo and dozens of other players—because it was in a convention hall annexed to a casino. Since then, however, the league’s position has, in their words, “evolved” with some mixed messages (some would say hypocrisy).”
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL will be bullish on betting soon enough as it enters a brave new lucrative world.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Sports leagues slash the price of money for nothing, as NFL remains silent.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL has no issue with David Tepper’s casino holdings.