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New England Patriots links 3/11/19 - 2019 NFL Free Agency: If you’re not tampering, you’re not trying

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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Patriots take pride in their use of analytics to help scouting; Stephen Gostkowski’s future with the Patriots; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots News, AFC East Notes: Brady extension coming?
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Why patience may be needed with Patriots as free agency begins this week.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Six for Saturday: Some Patriots thoughts heading into this offseason. 1. Patriots defacto defensive coordinator Brian Flores really did have a terrific season
  • Karen Guregian mentions that Monday, the 2-day tampering window opens before free agency starts Wednesday (4 pm.), and explores who the Patriots might target.
  • Ryan Hannable lists 5 priorities for the Patriots during the first week of free agency. 1. Bring back Trey Flowers.
  • Doug Kyed profiles 10 wide receivers the Pats could target in free agency.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Potential tight end free agents for Patriots.
  • Zack Cox picks 10 free agent tight end targets for the Patriots.
  • Doug Kyed eyes seven edge defenders for New England in free agency.
  • Zack Cox profiles 10 defensive linemen the Pats could target in free agency.
  • Evan Lazar offers some cost-effective free agent targets for the Patriots, if they want to go bargain hunting.
  • Phil Perry explains why the Patriots trade for Michael Bennett makes sense in both the short and long term.
  • Mike Reiss suggests that Michael Bennett’s arrival shouldn’t automatically close the door on Trey Flowers’ return.
  • Karen Guregian believes the Michael Bennett trade was an insurance policy to protect against the possibility of losing Trey Flowers when free agency officially opens.
  • Matthew Geagan passes along a report that “former Patriot defensive end” Trey Flowers may command $18 Million annual salary in free agency.
  • Evan Lazar looks at the film to see just what the Patriots are getting in Michael Bennett.
  • Andrew Callahan analyzes the Michael Bennett trade to see what he will bring to New England.
  • Trevor Hass tells us 6 things to know about new Patriots DE Michael Bennett.
  • Mike Reiss passes along a report that TE Martellus Bennett is contemplating coming out of retirement to play with his brother.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Report: Patriots expected to re-sign Stephen Gostkowski, but it’s no sure thing.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) What does Gostkowski’s free agency mean for the Patriots?
  • Justin Leger wonders if the Patriots could be interested in LB Justin Houston, who was just released by the Chiefs.
  • Kevin Duffy talks about the Chiefs proposed changes to overtime rules after the AFC Championship loss to the Patriots.
  • Ryan Hannable clues us in on this year’s rule change proposals for the competition committee to review.
  • Mike Reiss has the story of Waltham policeman Gary Bell who survived a Super Bowl heart attack, showing a level of dedication to the Patriots that would impress even Bill Belichick.
  • Erin Walsh reports an off-duty Atlanta police officer wore his uniform to get near the Patriots before Super Bowl LIII. He has since been reassigned.