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New England Patriots links 3/04/20 - Line dance: Free agency sure to shake up linebacker depth

Daily news and links for Wednesday

New England Patriots v Philadelphia Eagles
Elandon Roberts celebrates after a sack
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  • Mike Reiss notes the league is late awarding compensatory draft picks (Patriots projected to get two 3rd-rounders, two 6th-rounders); What Todd McShay thinks the Patriots will do with their draft capital; More.
  • Mark Daniels talks about how tight end remains a position of need for the Patriots.
  • Alex Barth notes Alabama safety Xavier McKinney says his meeting with the Patriots felt ‘tough’ and ‘awkward’.
  • Matt Dolloff talks about what the Patriots’ new favorite combine drill could tell us about the 2020 draft.
  • Ryan Hannable wonders if the Patriots could use the franchise tag on Joe Thuney.
  • Zack Cox tells us why he believes Phillip Dorsett is unlikely to re-sign with the Patriots in 2020.
  • NBC Sports Boston highlights Tom E. Curran discussing how a Tom Brady to the 49ers for Jimmy Garoppolo deal would work. /Curran still hasn’t gotten over Belichick gifting Jimmy G to San Fran in the first place.
  • Ryan Hannable puts weight on the Tom Brady to 49ers rumors because Tom E. Curran is talking about it.
  • Andy Hart doesn’t understand why Tom Brady is allowing this free agency media circus. /Fact that Hart micro-analyzes Brady’s latest mattress commercial is proof media overreaction is outta control.
  • Justin Leger catches up with former Pats Matt Light and Rob Gronkowski at a fundraiser event to hear their thoughts on where Tom Brady will play. Light cites the “In Bill We Trust” mantra.
  • Christopher Mason updates us on the Tom Brady odds: Patriots remain favorites, followed by Raiders, Titans.
  • Nick O’Malley quotes from Tom Brady’s latest commercial, that he ‘will be really mad’ if you don’t buy his mattress; some fans say they’ll do it if he comes back to the Pats.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Who are the NFL’s most intriguing quarterback free agents in 2020?
  • Alexandra Francisco reports that the rumor of Gisele Bunchen being in Nashville checking out a private school last month, was fueled by a case of mistaken identity.
  • Hayley Kaufman posts a video tour of Tom Brady’s $33.9 million Brookline mansion.
  • Evan Lazar’s Patriots Mock Draft 1.0: Pats trade up on Day 2 to draft Dayton TE Adam Trautman 61st overall.
  • Patriots Beat podcast: Mike Petraglia and guest Rich Hill discuss Tom Brady continuing to make the news in the offseason. (38 min.) . /Worth a listen, even just to hear Rich’s smooth podcast voice.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate is joined by Ian Glendon to talk all things Tom Brady. (27 min.)