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New England Patriots links 3/08/22 - Van Noy struck out, young LBs on deck

Daily news and links for Tuesday

New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills
LB Anfernee Jennings puts the pressure on Josh Allen
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  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Calvin Ridley’s suspension was a no-brainer: Players can’t bet on games in the leagues they play in. And every NFL player knows the rule.
  • Jonathan Jones (CBS Sports) NFL insider notebook: Panthers get multiple calls about a potential Christian McCaffrey trade, and latest buzz; Plus the leading candidate to land Aaron Rodgers if he’s traded, Matt Ryan expectations and likely tag targets.
  • Jelani Scott (SI) NFL increases salary cap by $25.7 Million for 2022 season.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) Free agency preview: The top 25 free agents, with some star receivers headlining.
  • Jeff Kerr (CBS Sports) NFL 2022 free agent fit for each AFC team. Patriots: WR Cordarrelle Patterson.
  • Around the NFL ( 2022 NFL free agency: Notable departures for all 32 teams.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( 2022 NFL free agency: Players who could be overpriced, underpriced. (4 min. video)
  • Nick Shook ( 2022 All-Combine Team: Spotlighting the top performers at each position in Indianapolis.
  • Jared Mueller (BrownsWire) NFL combine fails on many levels in 2022.
  • Kevin Hanson (SI) 2022 NFL draft prospect rankings: Quarterbacks.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) The top 50 Prospects in the 2022 NFL draft.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) 2022 NFL mock draft. Pats pick Washington CB Kyler Gordon.


  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) 26 questions about Calvin Ridley’s suspension for betting on the NFL: Has anyone previously managed to bet $1,500 and lose more than $11 million?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Calvin Ridley admits he bet $1,500 on football.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) As to gambling infractions, Calvin Ridley could be the tip of the NFL’s iceberg.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Calvin Ridley’s suspension is more proof the NFL always punishes players more than owners: The league created an environment that embraced gambling at every turn. It then handed out a punishment steeper and more swiftly than for any other scandal we’ve seen this year.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL regularly warns players not to engage in gambling on football.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) Calvin Ridley gambling suspension, along with Stephen Ross tanking allegations, illustrates troubling NFL issue.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) The Calvin Ridley punishment raises the stakes for Stephen Ross.
  • Bryan DeArdo (CBS Sports) Calvin Ridley joins notable list of NFL players who were suspended by league for gambling.
  • Steve Gardner (USA Today) Fake NFL, MLB, NBA championship rings are seized by US officials.