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New England Patriots links 1/27/20 - JC Jackson one of NFL’s best bargains & Happy 20th Bill Belichick!

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Kansas City Chiefs Vs. New England Patriots At Gillette Stadium
J.C. Jackson intercepts a pass
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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Wes Welker back at Super Bowl seeking first ring, this time as a coach; TV ratings dip without the Patriots; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: The Patriots have made two additions to their coaching staff; Gronk’s and Brady’s situations don’t really compare; Hernandez documentary thoughts; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Tom Brady will be biggest story of Super Bowl week; More.
  • Evan Lazar continues his Patriots Season in Review: JC Jackson is one of the best bargains in the NFL.
  • Nick O’Malley notes the Patriots hired Bill Belichick 20 years ago this day: At the time, the reaction wasn’t pretty.
  • Michael Hurley sets the record straight on the false story of Rob Gronkowski submarining the Patriots by announcing his retirement too late for the Patriots to recover. It’s not right.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots NFL draft targets: Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III.
  • Phil Perry explains why a lot of Patriots recent draft picks have Senior Bowl experience.
  • Dakota Randall reposts Tom Brady’s Instagram showing him ‘shredding the gnar’ on his family ski trip (no jumps this time).
  • NESN learns from Julian Edelman’s Instagram that he isn’t slowing down despite an injury-riddled campaign and appears as motivated as ever.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Looking at the Patriots coaches who are due a promotion in 2020.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Devin McCourty explains why he likes the Patriots’ latest coaching hire.
  • Trevor Hass takes a look at 5 notable moments from Jimmy Garoppolo’s time with the Patriots: His first completion went to Julian Edelman and first touchdown to Rob Gronkowski.
  • Darren Hartwell notes Peyton Manning claims the Giants beating the Patriots as his ‘favorite Super Bowl memory’.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Tanya Ray Fox of FS1 joins Mike to talk Brady, McCourty and Eli Manning’s Patriots connection. (35 min.)