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New England Patriots links 3/18/19 - Resetting the roster heading into free agency Week 2

Daily news and links for Monday

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  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Patriots are big favorites to win AFC East.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Why 2018’s power teams are sitting out 2019 Free agency
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA: How the Odell deal got done, and an NFL free agency wet blanket.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL Insider Notes: Browns win again with Kareem Hunt return date, impactful free agents still available and more.
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Free agency winners often cautionary tales.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) 28 players still available on PFT’s Free Agent Top 100.
  • Staff (The Ringer) The 2019 NFL offseason tracker: Fitzmagic is taking his talents to South Beach; More.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Five inevitable storylines born out of this year’s NFL free agency frenzy.
  • Bill Barnwell (ESPN) 2019 NFL free-agency and trade grades: Tracking every big signing and move.
  • Andy Benoit (SI) The five best and five worst NFL free agent signings so far.
  • Staff (TMZ) Tom Brady autograph prices higher than ever.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) The Ryan Tannehill trade is the beginning of a long rebuild in Miami.
  • Robert Klemko (SI) The Big Ben problem in Pittsburgh, according to two ex-Steelers.
  • Staff (The Ringer) Mock Draft 3.0: Post free agency. Pats pick Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr.
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) 2019 NFL mock draft. Pats pick Clemson CB Trayvon Mullen.
  • Ryan Wilson (CBS Sports) Two-round 2019 NFL Mock Draft. Pats pick Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons at 32.


  • Q&A (SteelersTakeaways) Exclusive with former Steelers DL Chris Sullivan, 2000-2001. /Interesting read on his time with New England and difference between teams.
  • Sam Mellinger (Kansas City Star) If Tyreek Hill allegation is true, everyone loses: son, mother, player, Chiefs, fans
  • Charles P. Pierce (SI) Robert Kraft, Roger Goodell and the NFL’s discipline double standard.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Full text of memo from NFLPA to agents regarding March 11 meeting.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFLPA, agents at odds as CBA talks near (and the owners love it).
  • Sheilla Dingus (AdvocacyForFairnessInSports) NFL concussion settlement administrator defends right to audit claims at will.
  • Sheilla Dingus (AdvocacyForFairnessInSports) The strange transformation of NFL concussion settlement claims administrator Orran Brown.
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) NFL players spend offseason on Capitol Hill, working on issues from the opioid crisis to brain injuries.