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New England Patriots links 4/05/21 - Filling in the pre-draft Pat-holes at CB, OT, WR

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NFL: NOV 15 Ravens at Patriots
CB JC Jackson
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  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Sean Payton discusses the Tayson Hill vs. Jameis Winston competition to replace Drew Brees; Plus, the NFL’s new plan to grow internationally, scouts dish on Justin Fields’s pro day, non-QBs who helped themselves at pro days and more.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA: QB Justin Fields, NFL draft’s man of mystery, faces down ‘reckless’ criticism about work ethic, desire; More.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) Top 75 players in the 2021 NFL draft.
  • Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (USA Today) 32 things we learned from 2021 NFL draft prospects’ pro days.
  • Nick Bromberg (Yahoo! Sports) 17-game season: Ranking the 16 new games added to the 2021 NFL schedule from least to most watchable.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers in a delicate dance: QB will exit within a year, but plot twists lie ahead.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Will two bye weeks return for NFL?
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) NFL to vote on expanding rule penalizing blocking below the waist.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Bears propose rule change for penalties on consecutive extra point tries.
  • Ryan Wilson (CBS Sports) Two-round 2021 NFL mock draft. Pats pick Alabama WR Devonta Smith at 15 and Indiana S Jamar Johnson at 46.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) NFL likely to eliminate Week 1 MNF doubleheader.
  • Tom VanHaaren (ESPN) Tom Brady rookie card sells for record $2.25 million.
  • Chris Cwik (Yahoo! Sports) Legal filing alleges Chargers should be sold because family trust is $353M in debt.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) The Deshaun Watson allegations are forcing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to a crossroads.