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New England Patriots links 2/08/19 - Patriots on to the offseason

Daily news and links for Friday

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Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday at TD Garden for Celtics-Lakers, shown with Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca.
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  • Ryan Hannable’s Patriots offseason primer: Which players are free agents, how much cap space is there, what about draft picks?
  • Kevin Duffy starts the offseason by examining the Patriots large class of free agents.
  • Karen Guregian wonders how the Patriots will handle punter Ryan Allen this offseason.
  • Matt McCarthy looks at whether Dont’a Hightower is the best linebacker of the Patriots dynasty.
  • Tom E. Curran points out one of Bill Belichick’s masterstokes with Patriots: Getting them to move past anger of Malcolm Butler situation.
  • Matt Dolloff points out Super Bowl LIII showed why football has three phases and they all matter.
  • Doug Kyed addresses his Friday Patriots Mailbag: How New England has cap flexibility entering the offseason.
  • Rob Bradford notes Matt Hasselback believes Tom Brady so far is handing Father Time a loss.
  • Adam London posts the clip of the Patriots receiving a massive ovation at TD Garden during the Celtics-Lakers game last night. /How on earth did Trent Brown fit in a garden seat?
  • Michael Hurley notes David Portnoy’s Roger Goodell clown shirt drew huge cheers at TD Garden last night. /Love Boston fans supporting their teams.
  • Alex Reimer’s Media Column: Boisterous Patriots are showing, once and for all, they don’t ‘ignore the noise’. /Possible to ignore it during the season, and trot it out after...