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New England Patriots links 2/26/19 - Running back roster set for next couple of years

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Daily news and links for Tuesday

Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams
Rex Burkhead (unrestricted FA in 2021), shows off his stiff arm and ball protection skills
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TEAM TALK

  • John Rooke’s View from Above: The NFL Combine; A dear friend leaves us too soon.

LOCAL LINKS

  • Zack Cox gives us his NFL Scouting Combine primer, with everything you need to know.
  • Evan Lazar clues us in on some quarterbacks to watch at this week’s combine, from a Patriots perspective.
  • Evan Lazar also gives us some pass catchers to watch at the combine, from a Patriots perspective.
  • Doug Kyed talks about the two intriguing QB possibilities for the Pats mentioned by draft expert Daniel Jeremiah: Duke QB Daniel Jones and NC State QB Ryan Finley.
  • Andrew Callahan shares his list of 25 potential Patriots to watch at the NFL Combine.
  • Nick Goss looks at how New England's league-high 12 picks compare to rival teams.
  • Ryan Hannable ranks the Patriots draft needs ahead of the Combine.
  • Ryan Hannable thumbnails the six Patriots rookies who landed on IR in 2018 to see what they could potentially bring to the table.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots offseason: Wide receiver wide open.
  • Mark Daniels analyzes the roster, focusing on the Tight End position: “Pats have a full slate of tight ends returning, but that could change in a hurry.”
  • Doug Kyed continues his ‘Hidden Patriots’ series with a look at versatile receiver TE Stephen Anderson who spent the majority of the 2018 season on the practice squad.
  • Mark Daniels analyzes the roster, focusing on the Running Back position: “Pats are set up nicely at the RB position for the next couple of seasons.”
  • Marcus Kwesi O’Mard tells us Boston restaurant Hojoko won the online auction for Julian Edelman’s beard trimmings with successful bid of $8,500. (proceeds to Boys & Girls Club of Boston).

NATIONAL NEWS

DUMPSTER

  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL issues new statement in Robert Kraft case.
  • Sean Philip Cotter reports the Palm Beach County state attorney has moved forward with charges against Robert Kraft, issuing a summons for two misdemeanor counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution.
  • Kevin Duffy relays an interview with the attorney Steven Bell who addressed some of the issues that may be ahead for Robert Kraft.
  • Diana Moskovitz and Kelly Naqi (Deadspin) Here’s what to expect next in the Robert Kraft case.
  • Tom E. Curran says the players’ ‘ignore the noise’ mantra will apply to Robert Kraft situation.
  • Alex Reimer explains why he thinks Roger Goodell will handle Robert Kraft differently than other Patriots scandals.
  • Charles Rabin (Miami Herald) Patriots owner Kraft videotaped paying for sex on same day team won AFC title, cops say.
  • Justin Leger notes T.J. Quinn is reporting that Robert Kraft is not expected to dispute the charges, and the pixilated video is expected to be released. /[insert throw-up emoji here].
  • Bill Reynolds says Robert Kraft will never recover from this scandal.