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New England Patriots links 2/21/19 - Early plea urges Pats to ‘go all-in,’ give TB12 some big-name help

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Tom Brady with Odell Beckham, Jr. following a preseason matchup in 2016
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  • Alex Reimer tells fans not to worry about Tom Brady’s replacement and suggests the Patriots should go all-in and get TB12 some big-time help.
  • Tyler Sullivan (247Sports) NFL agent predicts Tom Brady will give Patriots another discount.
  • Andrew Callahan addresses the top 11 questions of Patriots free agency 2019: What New England must know before the new league year. 1. Will Gronk retire?
  • Tyler Sullivan (247Sports) Patriots set to see the return of a number of injured rookies.
  • Ryan Hannable says he wouldn’t be surprised to see the Pats make a deal for a wide receiver, especially considering this year’s free agent WR class isn’t great.
  • Michael Hurley takes the NFL’s ranked list of Tom Brady’s 10 best throws of 2018 and gives us the ones they missed.
  • Adam Pasquale Jr. (FullPressCoverage) Previewing possible free agent acquisitions for the Patriots.
  • Adam Myers (FullPressCoverage) Patriots free agent primer: Protect or pass?
  • Mateo Aycardi profiles potential Patriots free agent targets: WR Cole Beasley.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots should pursue an Antonio Brown trade.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Trade for Beckham, while possible, isn’t practical, look elsewhere.
  • Hal Bent (FullPressCoverage) New England Patriots: Looking ahead at the 2019 schedule.
  • Patriots Beat Podcast: Mike Petraglia welcomes in Alex Barth to discuss the Patriots’ franchise tag options and if it’s possible to trade for Odell Beckham Jr. (21 minutes).
  • Tyler Sullivan (247Sports) Malcolm Mitchell reminisces on time with the Patriots.
  • Jenna Pelletier tells us former Patriot Dan Koppen opened LineSider Brewing Co. in East Greenwich, RI.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots should invest one of their second-round picks in Clemson DL Dexter Lawrence.
  • Ryan Hannable notes that in Mel Kiper Jr.’s latest mock draft, he has the Patriots selecting Duke QB Daniel Jones. Kiper also lists a few plug-and-play DTs for the Pats to pick at No. 32.
  • Phil Perry presents a Patriots seven-round mock draft. Pats pick Iowa TE T.J. Hockenson at 32.


  • Albert Breer (SI) Game Plan: Can Kyler Murray make it in the NFL? Lincoln Riley’s short answer: Absolutely; MMQB Mailbag.
  • Barry Werner (TouchdownWire) QBs taken in 6th round since Tom Brady show how insanely fortunate Patriots have been.
  • Mark Schofield (InsideThePylon) Previewing the Combine: The quarterbacks.
  • Daniel Kelley (Pro Football Focus) Running backs most helped by their offensive lines. James White included.
  • Colin J. Liotta (TouchdownWire) That time Emmanuel Sanders almost became a Patriot.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) 2019 NFL strength of schedule: Patriots and Redskins have it easiest, Raiders face roughest ride.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Which NFL records will never be broken?
  • Kalyn Kahler (SI) A brief history of NFL draft prospects’ stupid human tricks.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Le’Veon Bell says “Free at last” as Steelers don’t tag him.
  • Michael Colangelo (TouchdownWire) 8 Top available safeties in 2019 free agency.
  • Luke Easterling (TouchdownWire) 2019 NFL mock draft: New 4-round projections with trades. Pats pick Delaware S Nasir Adderley at 32.