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New England Patriots links 3/09/21 - OL Combination lock: Trent Brown back on the line

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NFL: AFC Championship Game-New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs
Trent Brown in happier times
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  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: We’re still waiting on the salary cap as the franchise tag deadline arrives; Plus, what does the future hold for Trent Williams and Von Miller, which players may be expected to step into bigger roles and why hasn’t the booth umpire been instituted already?
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Patriots, Raiders swap late-round picks in Trent Brown trade.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Report: Patriots are not expected to tag Joe Thuney.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) 2021 NFL free agency: Elite wide receivers headline top 20 skill-position players.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Dak Prescott didn’t cave and it paid off.
  • Alain Poupart (SI-Dolphins) QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has not given up on the idea of playing again in 2021.
  • Grant Gordon ( Titans trade first-round pick Isaiah Wilson to Dolphins. /Huh. I thought the Pats were the only team whose draft picks don’t work out.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) NFL franchise tag tracker: Who’s getting paid for 2021; what’s next.
  • Staff (OverTheCap) The basics and methodology of projecting the NFL’s compensatory draft picks.
  • Michael McCann (Sportico) A new court filing Monday in Bret Bielema’s $7 million litigation against the Razorback Foundation contains the potential bombshell that Bill Belichick thought he was overpaying, not underpaying, the former Razorbacks head coach when he worked for the Patriots in 2018-19.
  • Jarrett Bell (USA Today) NFL owners keep rejecting Black head-coaching candidates. Is it time for legal action?