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New England Patriots links 10/17/19 - Adam Butler is a stats-defying force: Frees others to make plays

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Adam Butler’s valuable contributions don’t always make the stat sheet
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  • Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) 10-Point Stance: Rams go all-in for Jalen Ramsey; Words of wisdom; What’s really behind the growing officiating crisis; More.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Biggest Week 7 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams. Patriots: Phillip Dorsett (hamstring) questionable; Matt LaCosse not expected to play.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) NFL trade deadline: 19 names to keep an eye on as 2019 cutoff for deals nears. Patriots: Michael Bennett.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) 2019 NFL trade deadline: 12 buyers and sellers that could look to strike in-season deals.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Dolphins have had trade talks with multiple teams involving Kenyan Drake, per report.
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) Week 7 QB Power Rankings: Darnold’s triumphant return shakes up leaderboard, Mahomes falls from his perch. Brady 10th.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) What the year of the backup quarterback will do to Marcus Mariota and others looking to get paid in 2020.
  • Adam Rank ( Lions, Chargers among the unluckiest teams in the NFL in 2019.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Roger Goodell confirms talks on a 17-game season.
  • Kevin Patra ( Roger Goodell: PI replay is ‘what we anticipated’.
  • Jack Baer (Yahoo! Sports) Roger Goodell: No plans for a draft lottery to fight tanking.
  • Kristie Chiappelli (Sporting News) Roger Goodell on Antonio Brown probe: ‘We’re still working on that’.
  • Jordan Heck (Sporting News) These Brock Osweiler numbers show just how legendary the QB’s NFL career was.