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New England Patriots links 4/02/19 - Gronk won’t be ‘pulling a Favre’ in retirement

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  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Patriots give Michael Bennett the new contract he wanted.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Nick Bosa’s pre-draft tour continues, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are teammates once again.
  • Andrew Brandt (SI) Business of Football: The value of NFL veterans falls, replay expansion is good and why does Gronk get a pass?
  • Brent Sobleski (Bleacher Report) Biggest NFL offseason questions that will be answered in the draft: What piece(s) will the Patriots add to offset Rob Gronkowski’s loss?
  • Michael Renner (Pro Football Focus) Best 2019 NFL Draft player fits for each team in the AFC East.
  • Jim Trotter ( Veteran NFL head coaches offer advice for rookie counterparts.
  • Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) Regrading the 2016 NFL Draft: Patriots drop from B- to D.
  • Experts (ESPN) 2019 NFL Power Rankings: Post-free agency status reports for all 32 teams. Patriots No. 3.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL needs to pay its referees more money.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) NFL Mock Draft 4.0. Pats pick Iowa TE Noah Fant.


  • Meg O’Connor (The Appeal) Florida woman faced 10 years for ‘Meth’ that was ‘just a rock’: A scandal of falsified drug arrests is spreading at a Florida sheriff’s office that has also spent more than $1.33 million settling excessive force lawsuits and is at the center of the increasingly troubled Robert Kraft case. /This is troubling.