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New England Patriots links 4/05/19 - Biggest offseason priority for Pats: TE or DL?

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NFL: Super Bowl LIII-New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams
Jared Goff just gets the ball off against DE Deatrich Wise
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  • Mike Johnson (Pro Football Focus) Shaq Mason proving his worth as an unsung anchor along the Patriots offensive line.
  • Bill Barnwell (ESPN) The 11 NFL quarterbacks who could get mega extensions in 2019. Tom Brady included.
  • Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) 10-Point Stance: Cards playing games with sudden interest in Bosa.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) Presenting the NFL Unretirement Index: Jason Witten came back. Rob Gronkowski’s agent said he could. Jordy Nelson wouldn’t rule it out. Has unretirement talk replaced the retirement tour?
  • Jeff Legwold and Jeremy Willis (ESPN) NFL draft glossary: Fluid hips, cow on ice and more.
  • Daniel Jeremiah ( Top 50 prospects for 2019 NFL Draft 4.0.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL teams not yet allowed to talk to AAF players.
  • Terez Paylor (Yahoo! Sports) After NFL sends cautionary memo, AAF tells its players they can sign with NFL teams.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) Why Russell Wilson is now the NFL’s most important quarterback. “He has a chance to set a new standard for contract guarantees...” /Hm...
  • Gil Brandt ( 2019 NFL Draft: Finding best team fits for five top RB prospects.
  • Jim Reineking (USA Today) NFL uniforms: 13 Teams that should consider a change after the Jets. Patriots included. /Go home, you’re drunk.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) Ranking all 32 NFL uniforms: How does New York Jets’ new look rate? Patriots’ unis rank 18th. /Buncha hatez!
  • Geoff Schwartz (SB Nation) Ask a former NFL player: How would you change the offseason schedule? More.
  • Tyler Dunne (Bleacher Report) What happened in Green Bay: A checked-out coach. A tuned-out QB. A soap opera where there should have been a dynasty. /In case you missed it.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) In Aaron Rodgers vs. Mike McCarthy, each side lost in widely known Packers feud.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Tyler Dunne doubles down on claim of Mike McCarthy massages.
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots make a move, trade up to No. 21 (Seahawks) to pick Iowa TE Noah Fant.
  • Cynthia Frelund ( Analytics-based mock draft. Pats pick Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins.


  • A.J. Perez (USA Today) Robert Kraft won’t take diversion deal in sex spa case, at least not now.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Michael Rubin, co-owner of both the Devils and 76ers, defends Robert Kraft in prostitution case: ‘He’s going to come through this stronger than ever’
  • Alex Reimer’s Media Column: Showing Robert Kraft’s tapes would be nothing more than legally sanctioned revenge porn. /Fully agree. No need to release them.
  • Alex Reimer wants ‘grandstanding Houston police chief’ to give Michael Bennett an apology after charges are dropped.