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New England Patriots links 3/05/21 - Ten days til ‘legal tampering’, fans in full free-agent-frenzy form

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NFL: OCT 05 Patriots at Buccaneers
2017: Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston takes a hit from Kyle Van Noy
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  • Erik Scalavino’s 2021 free agent forecast: Cornerbacks.
  • Patriots and Revolution to host Woman in Sports panel on Thursday, March 11.
  • Patriots Unfiltered 3/04: Youth movement, interest in Kyle Van Noy and Kyle Rudolph; More. (2 hours)
  • Pats from the Past podcast: Troy Brown. (48.33 min.)


  • Ricky Doyle notes ESPN insider Field Yates fully expects the Patriots to splurge on the open market in free agency.
  • Noel Powers (PatsPropaganda) Recent cuts around the NFL that could find their way to Foxboro.
  • Matt Dolloff looks at whether NFL players have to accept the franchise tag: Technically, no. But the ramifications of refusing to sign make it an undesirable move.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Sony Michel working towards strong 2021 season, shares workout “hype video” over Instagram.
  • Zack Cox wonders if the Pats will be able to keep soon-to be-free-agent Adam Butler after his stellar 2020 finish.
  • Zack Cox takes a closer look at Jermaine Eluemunor, who has shown versatility on the offensive line, but whose inconsistent play may not bode well for a return to New England.
  • Ryan Hannable notes the Dolphins are reportedly trying to trade Kyle Van Noy, which is why he hasn’t been released yet.
  • Phil Perry talks about the trickle-down effect a Kyle Van Noy return would have on the Pats defense.
  • Jerry Trotta (MusketFire) 3 defensive free agents NE should sign over Kyle Van Noy: Jurrell Casey, Yannick Ngakoue and Lavonte David.
  • Ryan Hannable says the Patriots have a timing issue when it comes to adding a quarterback this offseason and Albert Breer thinks they may need to re-sign Cam Newton until they find a better option.
  • Adam London highlights ESPN Insider Seth Galina who suggests that QB Jameis Winston would be a perfect free-agent match with the Patriots. /Pffttt... : P
  • Jerry Trotta (MusketFire) Patriots can’t waste Kyle Rudolph’s interest in joining NE.
  • Evan Lazar writes Patriots fans want Bill Belichick to think bigger at the quarterback position, but A&M QB Kellen Mond is Belichick’s type of prospect.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Draft Rumors: Pats meeting with BYU WR Dax Milne.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights WEEI guest draft analyst Lance Zierlein discussing the Patriots’ options at No. 15 overall and why a pass rusher would make sense.
  • Zack Cox notes Bill Belichick reportedly is in favor of a radical new overtime proposal. /Eh, I’ll believe it when I hear Belichick talk about it himself.
  • Matt Dolloff discusses a report that NFL owners will entertain a rule change making roughing the passer calls (and non-calls) reviewable. “Just the latest bad idea” to make replay worse.
  • Khari Thompson reports a rare Tom Brady rookie trading card is making headlines at Lelands’s 2021 Spring Class Auction, with early bids already approaching $1 million.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) ICYMI: Tom Brady joins “The Late Late Show with James Corden”.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and John Sapochetti discuss the areas of need on the Patriots roster and run down some recently-available players to determine their fit in Foxboro. (49 min.)
  • Patriots Fourth and Two podcast: Russ Goldman, Steve Balestrieri and Derek Havens break down the Patriots roster building and more. (64 min.)