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New England Patriots links 3/31/21 - Roster check: Pats still working on adding No. 1 receiver?

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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  • Noel Powers (PatsPropaganda) State of the roster: Depth chart analysis and where the Patriots look in the draft.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Five Patriots/NFL things to know for Wed. 3) Devin and Jason McCourty appeared on Good Morning Football on the NFL Network this morning talking about what has already been a crazy offseason.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Five Patriots/NFL things to know for Tuesday. 1) As it stands, the Patriots have an incredibly crowded wide receiving group, which means that obviously, something is eventually going to have to give.
  • Ryan Hannable considers that without a true No. 1 WR option, it doesn’t feel like the Patriots are done adding.
  • Phil Perry profiles prototypical Patriots to see which pass catchers fit the mold for the Pats in the 2021 NFL Draft.
  • Jerry Trotta (MusketFire) 3 moves that should come next for New England. 3. Sign free agent LB K.J. Wright.
  • Ryan Hannable passes along a report from NFL Media that teams were informed OTAs can begin next month. Everything last offseason was conducted virtually, so this is a change. /For the better!
  • Clare Cooper (FullPressCoverage) A Clare Perspective: Let’s go tight end crazy in this free agency!
  • Dakota Randall notes WR Kendrick Bourne offered an extended look at last week’s Patriots workouts in Newport Beach, Calif.
  • Thomas Murphy (DiehardBostonSportsFans) Clemson slot receiver Amari Rodgers: A perfect Patriot?
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots 2021 draft profile: Florida QB Kyle Trask.
  • Michael Hurley writes, ‘as if it weren’t already silly season in the NFL, we’ve now got photographic evidence of Bill Belichick chatting with 49ers GM John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan at Alabama’s pro day on Tuesday.’
  • CBS Boston passes along a report from ESPN’s Dianna Russini, who said that the interest in Garoppolo from Belichick and the Patriots has been “consistent.” “[It’s about the Patriots] having the right amount of picks and the money to get Jimmy to bring him back. That’s really what it’s gonna come down to.”
  • Tom Westerholm notes Jimmy Garoppolo ‘wasn’t totally excited’ about 49ers trading up in NFL Draft. “Obviously, no one wants to hear that.”
  • Sean T. McGuire looks at whether the Patriots would be better off trading for Sam Darnold than drafting a QB: It seems Darnold’s price is down to a third-rounder.
  • Thomas Carannante (MusketFire) Why Patriots could get best evaluation of Mac Jones at Alabama pro day.
  • Khari Thompson mentions Bill Belichick was seen speaking with 49ers executives at Mac Jones’s Pro Day.
  • Logan Mullen notes Devin McCourty is already looking forward to playing Tom Brady’s Bucs.
  • Zack Cox highlights Jason McCourty on what he is looking for in free agency: “I just want to be somewhere I’m wanted and (have) an opportunity to compete and help the guys around me.”
  • Hayden Bird notes Kyle Shanahan admitted the 49ers will ‘listen’ to trade offers for Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • Mike Luciano (MusketFire) Best-case scenario for New England’s first-round pick.
  • Jerry Trotta (MusketFire) Patriots Rumors: Is NE really focusing on offensive line in 2021 Draft?
  • Andrew Callahan confirms the Patriots are hosting Cowboys in 17th regular-season game of 2021 NFL season
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and Steve Balestrieri discuss Gilmore’s future with the Pats, and profile two second-generation Draft standouts at CB: Alabama’s Patrick Surtain II, and Florida State’s Asante Samuel, Jr. (41 min.)