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New England Patriots links 3/04/19 - Patriots goal: Stay tough in the trenches

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Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams
Adrian Clayborn tackles Jared Goff in Super Bowl LIII
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TEAM TALK

LOCAL LINKS

  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Bill Belichick, Patriots considering unique option on coaching staff; Rob Gronkowski continues to be a frequent visitor at Gillette Stadium; Belichick receives an award; More...
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots News, AFC East Notes: “Super Bowl LIII Champions: New England Patriots” video will be released on March 5; More...
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Why Tom Brady flying cross-country with Robert Kraft last week is really notable; Dwayne Allen will be released; More...
  • Karen Guregian would like to see the Patriots stay tough up front.
  • Kevin Duffy sees the Patriots’ offseason plans taking shape at NFL Combine.
  • Mike Reiss passes along a report that Trey Flowers is recovering from surgery for a cleanup procedure on his shoulder, that is not considered serious.
  • Tom E. Curran tells us not to be conned, the spiraling NFL salaries means the owners are the ones killing it.
  • Mike Reiss hears unheralded outside linebacker John Simon a solid fit with Patriots, would welcome a return to the Patriots.
  • Kevin Duffy notes the search for Tom Brady’s successor was underway the moment the Patriots dealt Jimmy Garoppolo, and now Josh McDaniels is in Indy for an up-close look at potential draftees.
  • Karen Guregian believes it’s time for the Patriots to draft Rob Gronkowski’s eventual successor at tight end.
  • Kevin Duffy wonders if this is the year the Patriots spring for a receiver in the first round of the draft.
  • Phil Perry looks at some slot receivers in this year’s draft class who might interest the Pats.
  • Evan Lazar’s Combine Notebook: Which pass catchers could be future Patriots?
  • Evan Lazar’s Combine Notebook: Patriots showing plenty of interest in pass catchers.
  • Evan Lazar’s Combine Notebook: Defensive Line prospects put on a show.
  • Andrew Callahan tells us what we learned about Patriots draft prospects on Day 6, plus defensive backs to watch Monday.
  • Doug Kyed profiles potential Patriots: North Carolina State QB Ryan Finley - UMass WR Andy Isabella - West Virginia WR David Sills - West Virginia QB Will Grier.
  • Zack Cox profiles potential Patriots: San Diego State TE Kahale Warring.
  • Karen Guregian profiles BC DL Zach Allen and BC TE Thomas Sweeney.
  • Michael Hurley makes the case the Chiefs and Andy Reid should be embarrassed for proposing overtime rule changes.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) [From 3/28/18]: A brief history of Patriots-influenced NFL rule changes. /A timely refresher.
  • Kevin Duffy takes note of how Ohio State players describe ‘super intense’ Patriots assistant Greg Schiano.
  • Karen Guregian NFL Notes: Will Patriots chameleon-like defense be the rage in the NFL?
  • Zack Cox NFL Rumors: Patriots cut Dwayne Allen, create $7.3 Million in salary cap space.
  • Phil Perry’s NFL Mock Draft 2.0. Pats pick Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence.

NATIONAL NEWS

  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: QB Dwayne Haskins (re)Introduces himself.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA: QB Kyler Murray, No. 1 story at the Combine, and No. 1 pick in the Draft?
  • Conor Orr (SI) Morning Huddle: What did Kyler Murray have to gain from participating in NFL Combine throwing drills?
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) Five takeaways from the NFL Combine, Day 5: This pass-rushing group is ready to take over.
  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Sunday Combine Notebook: It’s officially a 4-man race to be the No. 1 pick.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL combine 2019: Shopping players on fifth-year option a growing trend, plus more insider notes.
  • Matt Miller (Bleacher Report) Montez Sweat headlines most athletic pass-rusher crop in years at NFL Combine.
  • R.J. White (CBS Sports) 2019 NFL combine results: Montez Sweat, Quinnen Williams, Devin White, Josh Allen dominate EDGE, DL, LB workouts.
  • Kyle Newport (Bleacher Report) NFL Combine 2019 results: Saturday highlights, reaction and recap.
  • Jarrett Bell (USA Today) Opinion: Meet the UMass receiver who tied for the fastest 40 time at the NFL scouting combine.
  • Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (USA Today) Five sleepers who emerged at NFL scouting combine: Ben Banogu among pass rushers who stood out.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) 32 Things we learned from the 2019 NFL scouting combine.
  • Bucky Brooks (NFL.com) 2019 NFL Scouting Combine winners/losers.
  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) 2019 NFL combine: Texas’ Kris Boyd reportedly got asked a line-crossing question: It’s the latest in a long line of inappropriate questions.
  • Highlight (NFL.com) Patriots head coach Bill Belichick stops by NFL Network’s broadcast booth to donate to “Run Rich Run.” (1 min. video)
  • Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) Every NFL team’s toughest contract decision this offseason. Patriots: Tom Brady.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Chiefs will propose OT rule change guaranteeing both teams a possession. /We all knew this was coming, right?
  • Elwyn Lopez (11Alive.com) Unpaid Super Bowl workers demand accountability from NFL, City of Atlanta.