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New England Patriots links 1/14/20 - The roster-needs rabbit hole opens; Will Pats re-sign Nick Caserio?

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Director of player personnel Nick Caserio
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  • Zack Cox shines an early spotlight on eight roster holes New England must fill before the 2020 season.
  • Phil Perry profiles potential prototypical Patriots who are playing for LSU, Clemson in the National Championship?
  • Chad Finn looks for what the Patriots can learn from the divisional round games. 1. Priority No. 1 remains retaining Tom Brady.
  • Dave D’Onofrio gives us 5 Patriots-focused takeaways from the NFL divisional round. 1. Still stuck between regret and acceptance.
  • Michael Hurley dissects how Bill O’Brien was the biggest disappointment of the divisional round. “To blow a lead that large that quickly, you have to actively try to blow it.”
  • Mark Daniels believes Josh McDaniels’ likely return will maintain consistency, and may help keep Brady.
  • Tom E. Curran sees Josh McDaniels return as good for the Patriots, especially with Joe Judge gone.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Does McDaniels’ return ensure that Patriots ‘put the band back together?’
  • Ryan Hannable says Josh McDaniels staying in New England is nothing but positive.
  • Phil Perry looks at how Bill Belichick will replace Joe Judge, one of the most valuable pieces on his staff.
  • CBS Boston mentions director of player personnel Nick Caserio’s contract is up in New England following the upcoming draft, and he’ll be free to join any team he wants.
  • Sean McGuire NFL Rumors: Patriots’ Nick Caserio might have one less GM destination.
  • Matt Dolloff explains why Tom Brady doesn’t apply to how the Patriots have handled other veteran free agents, and not just because he’s Tom Brady.
  • WEEI’s Greg Hill hears that Tom Brady’s Gillette Stadium suite has supposedly been “cleaned out in way that perhaps it has never has been cleaned out before” and his family has already moved to Greenwich, CT.
  • Zack Cox explores a Tom Brady-to-Dolphins scenario: Why it makes sense and why it doesn’t.
  • Darren Hartwell notes Tom Brady apparently surprised Ben Watson by gifting him a personalized jersey for his longtime friend and teammate.
  • Mike Reiss highlights an optimistic David Andrews speaking at a shelter in Providence, where the Patriots began the process of distributing 500 coats across New England. Andrews says he “feels great” and doesn’t view his condition as ‘career ending.’
  • Nick O’Malley reports Stephon Gilmore and Matthew Slater have been named to the 2019 PFWA All-AFC team.
  • CBS Boston reports Randy Moss was a proud father Monday night in New Orleans as LSU won the College Football Playoff National Championship and his son TE Thaddeus Moss hauled in five catches for 36 yards and two touchdowns in the 42-25 win.
  • Nick O’Malley’s NFL Mock Draft Tracker 2020: Patriots a popular pick to take TE Cole Kmet in Round 1
  • Mike Reiss reports Patrick Chung has his drug charge conditionally dismissed.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate introduces ‘Mock Draft Monday’ and offers the latest on McDaniels and Edelman. (28 min.)