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New England Patriots links 3/11/21 - New England still prime destination for FAs... even without a QB

Daily news and links for Thursday

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  • Albert Breer (SI) Mailbag: What are the expectations for the Cowboys after signing Dak Prescott? Plus, a Justin Fields comparison, likely Patriots cuts, the wide receiver market and how long Russell Wilson will stay in Seattle.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Patriots draft: N’Keal Harry trade rumors, Trent Brown deal latest examples highlighting first-round woes.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Fifth-year option salaries are set for 2018 first-round picks. 23. Isaiah Wynn — $10.413 million, 31. Sony Michel, Patriots — $4.523 million.
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) NFL free agency 2021: Ranking the top 50 free agents, best players by position.
  • Jordan Dajani (CBS Sports) AFC free agency matchmaking: Lamar Jackson gets new weapon, Dolphins upgrade at RB, Patriots add TE Hunter Henry.
  • NFL Nation and Dan Graziano (ESPN) Simulating NFL free agency 2021: Who signs where, and why the Patriots are the big winners.
  • Cody Williams (NFLSpinZone) Predicting landing spots where the top 50 players will sign.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Six teams going all in on NFL free agency in 2021. Patriots included.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Patriots have fielded calls about trading N’Keal Harry.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) $15.7 million drop is only part of the salary-cap story.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Dolphins cut Kyle Van Noy.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Bills release starting WR John Brown to save nearly $8 million in 2021 cap space.
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) Draft prospects 2021: Big board of top 50 players overall, updated position rankings.
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) NFL’s highest-paid quarterbacks in salary, guaranteed money and total contract value.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Trades shake up first round. Pats pick Tulsa LB Zaven Collins at 15.
  • Tom Fornelli (CBS Sports) 2021 NFL Mock Draft. Pats pick Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah at 15.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Rob Gronkowski “will be back playing football” in 2021.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Texans announce coaching staff, Romeo Crennel as senior advisor.
  • Report (AP) Two Patriots players among professional athletes threatened by sports gambler.