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New England Patriots links 3/07/23 - Linebacker unit solid, keep adding speed

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New England Patriots (22) Vs. New York Jets (17) at MetLife Stadium
LBs Josh Uche and JaWhaun Bentley
Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images


  • Evan Lazar’s 2023 Free Agent Forecast: Offensive Line.
  • Mike Dussault’s 2023 Free Agent Forecast: Defensive Line.
  • Paul Perillo tackles this week’s Patriots Mailbag: Options at wideout, drafting a plan and more.
  • Paul Perillo’s NFL Notes: Combine’s lost luster hasn’t stopped the hype.
  • Alexandra Francisco talks about how David Andrews, Deatrich Wise Jr. & Cole Strange celebrated Read Across America in the community.


  • Tom E. Curran takes a look at where the linebacker group stands. The production from this position was pretty solid overall, but the team should continue to add speed.
  • Matt Dolloff notes Jakobi Meyers and Jonathan Jones are expected to explore the open market and then will have the option of presenting their best offers to the Pats to see if they will match it or make a worthwhile counter offer.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Patriots willing to let Meyers test free agency, but hopefully he sticks around.
  • Andrew Callahan considers the risk and reward of the Patriots re-signing Jakobi Meyers: Decision may come down to money. /May??
  • Justin Leger ranks the top 25 free agents available.
  • Jordy McElroy (PatriotsWire) List of available cornerbacks heading into 2023 free agency.
  • Mark Daniels suggests the Patriots could sign one of these 5 kickers or punters in free agency.
  • Chris Mason notes the Cardinals are expected to cut 29-year old veteran WR Chosen Anderson — formerly known as Robbie — in a salary cap move, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
  • Khari Thompson considers if Allen Robinson makes sense as veteran receiver help for the Patriots.
  • Dakota Randall explains why the Pats shouldn’t pursue Allen Robinson after his reported trade request.
  • Mark Daniels reports Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Brown, Jr. is about to hit free agency, as the Chiefs won’t be using their franchise tag on him.
  • Alex Barth talks about the shifting free agent tackle market. /Hm... which team do we know that could use a tackle?
  • Dakota Randall passes along the chatter that some around the NFL reportedly expect New England to do one of two things with the 14th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
  • Henry Bova explores whether the Patriots can land Zay Flowers or Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
  • Alex Barth points to 5 Pats players who had successful NFL careers despite disappointing Combine performances.
  • Andrew Callahan’s 7-round Patriots mock draft. No. 14: Georgia OT Broderick Jones, No. 46: Oregon State TE Luke Musgrave, No. 76: Oklahoma WR Marvin Mims.
  • Zack Cox gives us his first Patriots Mock Draft. Pats pick Georgia OT Broderick Jones at 14.
  • Richie Whitt (Patriots Country) Does Derek Carr to the Saints mean Aaron Rodgers will go to the Jets?
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike and Murph continue their Mock Draft Monday discussion, weighing the pros and cons of several Pats prospects. (44 min.)