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Former Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington has agreed to join the Baltimore Ravens, leaving New England’s cornerback position with more questions than answers. (USA TODAY Images)

The New England Patriots released cornerback Kyle Arrington earlier this week, but it didn’t take long for him to find a new team.

Arrington agreed to a three-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday night, pending a physical.

The 28-year-old had two years left on his contract with the Patriots, but the team obviously felt his $4.6 million cap figure was too high given his role with the team.

Arrington released this statement earlier this week, thanking the Patriots organization. —

“Want to take the moment to thank the New England Patriot organization for an incredible opportunity to be apart of such a first class franchise the last six years. Definitely want to thank the fans and New England community as well. This has been my home away from home and it’s been an amazing journey. From ’09-’14 you guys weren’t just my teammates, you are my brothers! Always……#PatsNation”

With Arrington gone, New England has allowed all three starting cornerbacks — Darrelle Revis (New York Jets) and Brandon Browner (New Orleans Saints) ¬†— from last season walk away.

With a retooled secondary in 2014, the Patriots hoisted the Lombardi Trophy for the first time in a decade. Now, they have moved in a different direction and are left with more questions than answers at the cornerback position.

Here are the cornerbacks currently on New England’s 90-man roster:¬†Logan Ryan,¬†Bradley Fletcher,¬†Malcolm Butler, Robert McClain,¬†Justin Green,¬†Chimdi Chekwa, Jordan Richards,¬†Daxton Swanson,¬†Darryl Roberts,¬†Jimmy Jean¬†and¬†Eric Patterson.

Maybe you just read that list and said “Who?” or “Yikes”, heck, if you’re putting a positive spin on the current list of cornerbacks¬†on the roster, all the power to you.

The season isn’t starting this Sunday, so there’s a possibility of a trade or signing before training camp and the regular season begins in four months.

For now, however, all you can do is evaluate the current players on the roster. Based on the list of names, there is not one guy you can pencil in and label as a known commodity. All 11 of these players have questions surrounding them, which is sure to draw fear and frustration from a fan base that saw what a strong unit the team put on the field last year.

Training camp is still a long ways away, but this position will be under a microscope as the players battle for their roster lives. It’s a fluid situation, though. We’ll see if moves are made before now and then. Stay tuned.

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The New England Patriots traded their fifth-round selection, 147 overall, with the Green Bay Packers. In return, the Patriots acquired the 166 (fifth) and 247 (seventh) overall selections.

The Packers selected UCLA quarterback, Brett Hundley, at the 147th spot.

The Patriots have five more selections in the 2015 draft, as it stands now.

Fifth round: 166

Sixth round: 178, 202

Seventh round: 237, 253 (compensatory)

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The New England Patriots are in good position heading into day three of the 2015 NFL draft.

Bill Belichick has seven selections going into Saturday, giving him and the front office plenty of ammunition to move around if they wish to do so. To this point, the Patriots have selected three players; Malcom Brown, Jordan Richards and Geneo Grissom.

Here’s how the board sets up on the final day. —

Fourth Round: 101, 111, 131

Fifth Round: 147

Sixth Round: 178, 202

Seventh Round: 253

Quick Take: 

The team has targeted defense with the first three selections, but cornerback has still not been addressed. As it stands now, offensive guard and cornerback are the two most pressing needs from this viewpoint.

Beyond those two needs, running back, wide receiver and linebacker could all be targeted positions in day three.

‚ÄúThere are a number of players that could still be a positive factor for us,‚ÄĚ Belichick said Friday night. ‚ÄúThere are guys we want to pick. Hopefully we‚Äôll get some of them.‚ÄĚ

We’ll see how it plays out.

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Player Bio: Patriots Select Geneo Grissom in the Third Round


The Patriots added Oklahoma’s Geneo Grissom in the third-round of the 2015 NFL draft. (USA TODAY Images)

Name: Geneo Grissom

Position: Defensive End / Linebacker

School: Oklahoma

Selected: Round 3, Pick 97

Height:¬†6’3

Weight: 262

Strengths:

  • Athletic and versatile
  • Long arms, muscular build and NFL frame
  • Strong burst off the ball, shows good pursuit
  • Pass rush ability, can generate pressure from multiple positions
  • Raw, but best football may be in front of him

Weaknesses:

  • No defined position
  • Lacks lateral agility and quickness, struggles in space
  • Playing strength does not match frame

Expert’s Takes:¬†

“He’s played all over the place at Oklahoma. He can be an edge rusher and can drop into coverage. He is an athlete, is versatile and smart, and fits New England.” — Mike Mayock

Grissom is clearly a work in progress. Once he locates the ball, however, Grissom accelerates quickly and arrives with a pop. A team willing to gamble on his upside could be handsomely rewarded.” — Rob Rang

Analysis: 

Grissom is an intriguing selection. The Patriots front seven is loaded with young talent and Grissom’s athletic ability and versatility will be a nice piece for Bill Belichick to play with as he develops.

The Oklahoma product is still raw and the first step is figuring out where he will play or what his primary role will be as he transitions to the pro level. Over the past several years he’s changed schemes, defensive coordinators and positions, so settling into a more steady environment could be huge for his growth.

Grissom has ideal size, build and length for his projected position on the outside. If he can contribute as an edge rusher in sub packages his rookie season, that should be considered a win. Based on what I’ve seen and read, his upside is worth the third-round selection. He’s a player to keep an eye on during training camp, you can never have enough pass rushers in today’s NFL.

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Player Bio: Patriots Select Jordan Richards in Second Round


The Patriots selected Stanford defensive back Jordan Richards in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft. (USA TODAY Images)

Name: Jordan Richards

Position: Defensive Back

School: Stanford

Selected: Round 2, Pick 64

Height:¬†5’11

Weight: 211

Strengths:

  • Team captain and defensive leader
  • Known as a “coach on the field”, High football IQ
  • Productive, Three-Year Starter
  • Willing tackler in run support, good pursuit

Weaknesses:

  • Limited range in pass coverage
  • Out of comfort zone in man coverage or deep safety
  • Despite understanding assignments of his teammates, struggles to diagnose opponents route combination and can be late to react

Expert’s Takes:¬†

“Richards is a very smart safety. This is a bit of a reach for the Patriots; maybe two rounds early.” — Daniel Jeremiah

Richards has enjoyed a productive career for the Cardinal, racking up post-season all-conferences honors after each of the past two seasons. He has good agility and gets his hands on a lot of passes (22 PBUs over his career) but must do a better job of fighting through blocks and making reliable tackles in the open field to overcome his lack of ideal size.” — Rob Rang

 

Analysis: 

The Jordan Richards selection caught many by surprise. NFL(dot)com had Richards as a sixth or seventh round projection, classic Belichick.

From this viewpoint, this was a bad move. It’s all about the “V” word, value. This was very reminiscent of the Tavon Wilson pick several years ago. It’s not a knock on the player himself, rather where he was selected.

Secondly, the position is questionable. And what does this say about Duron Harmon and Tavon Wilson? Two back up safeties Belichick selected too early in past drafts that are currently back ups. New England addressed the interior defensive line, but guard, cornerback, running back and wide receiver all seemed like bigger needs.

Nevertheless, we’ll have to wait and see how Richards plays out. By all accounts, the Stanford product is an outstanding person. Smart, polished and mature. A team captain and started for three years. Interested to learn more about him over the next few days.

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Player Bio: Patriots Select Malcom Brown in First Round of 2015 NFL Draft

Name: Malcom Brown

Position: Defensive lineman

School: Texas

Selected: Round 1, Pick 32

Height:¬†6’2

Weight: 319

Strengths:

  • Big-bodied, athletic lineman with ability to play in 3-4 or 4-3 defensive fronts
  • Great feet for his size,¬†plays with power and explosion off the snap
  • Puts pressure on offensive lineman, can diagnose plays and react quickly
  • Uses hands well to counter initial contact, control opposing lineman
  • No off-field concerns, high maturity level

Weaknesses:

  • Must develop more pass rush moves
  • Plays with high motor, but can wear down as game goes on
  • Technique will need work to reach potential in NFL

Expert’s Takes:¬†

“This is a great pick for the Patriots. To get Brown at 32 is tremendous. He has an ability to push the pocket. He can be a three-down player, but in New England he’ll be in a system in which he plays all over the place.” — Mike Mayock

Compares To: Arthur Jones, Indianapolis Colts — Like the 6-3, 337-pound Jones, Brown’s size, strength and agility will intrigue clubs operating out of a base 4-3 or 3-4 alignment, alike. Also like Jones (who battled through a devastating knee injury as a senior to outplay his fifth-round selection), Brown possesses the maturity to take full advantage of his gifts.¬†— Dane Brugler, Rob Rang

“One of my favorite players in this draft class, he’s easy to figure out when you study him… He can be dominant at the point of attack but also has that quickness to penetrate up-field.” — Daniel Jeremiah

Analysis: 

Going into the first round I selected Florida State University defensive lineman, Eddie Goldman, in my mock draft. The position was correct, but Malcom Brown was expected to go earlier in the round — I had him going 23 to the Detroit Lions.¬†Despite initial reports the Patriots were going to trade down, New England took the Texas prospect to end the first night of the 2015 draft.

Brown is an excellent pick for the Patriots. He gives the team a big-bodied, athletic and versatile lineman to put in the trenches. Pairing Brown with 2014 first-round selection, Dominique Easley, could give the Pats a powerful combination in the middle of their defense.

Brown can eat up space, take on blockers and push the middle of the pocket, helping fill the void left by Vince Wilfork. With Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich on the outside, along with linebackers Dont’a Hightower, Jamie Collins and Jerod Mayo, New England’s defensive front seven looks promising for the upcoming season.

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On the Clock: Final 2015 NFL Mock Draft

It’s that time of year, the NFL Draft is finally upon us. Put down the draft guides, scouting reports and prospect film, it’s time to see how the board falls.¬†Here’s my first and final 2015 mock draft.

1) Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

The Bucs get their quarterback of the future, it would be a surprise if any other name was called.

2) Tennessee Titans: Leonard Williams, DL, Southern California

I don’t buy the Mariota talk here. Tennessee gets the best overall prospect to bolster their defensive front.

3) Jacksonville Jaguars: Dante Fowler Jr., DE/OLB, Florida

Head Coach Gus Bradley comes from a Seattle team that loves to attack opposing QBs, now he gets Fowler to lead the Jaguars front seven.

4) Oakland Raiders: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

Cooper or Kevin White, could see Oakland going with either of the top receiving prospects. The Raiders pair the Alabama prospect with their promising young QB, Derek Carr.

5) Washington Redskins: Vic Beasley, DE/OLB, Clemson

Washington needs front seven help and Beasley is one of the most explosive edge players in this year’s class.

6) New York Jets: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

The calm and collected Mariota is thrust into the bright lights of New York. With Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Chris Ivory, the Jets offense is starting to come together.

7) Chicago Bears: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

With many of the top defensive front seven prospects off the board, the Bears target Brandon Marshall’s replacement.

8) Atlanta Falcons: Bud Dupree, DE/OLB, Kentucky

Head Coach Dan Quinn begins to rebuild Atlanta’s mediocre defensive front. Look for the Falcons to try and trade up. This is the first spot where running back Todd Gurley could be in play.

9) New York Giants: Brandon Scherff, OT, Iowa

The Giants get the talented and versatile Iowa lineman to help keep Eli Manning upright. Plug and play.

10) St. Louis Rams: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

With the NFC West’s strong defensive fronts, look for the Rams to target their offensive line.

11) Minnesota Vikings: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville

The Vikings pair Parker with his former college QB, Teddy Bridgewater.

12) Cleveland Browns: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

The Washington defensive lineman is big, strong and explosive. Immediately upgrading the interior of Cleveland’s defense.

13) New Orleans Saints: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

Sean Peyton loves his offensive weapons, but the defense should be the top priority in this draft. Waynes makes too much sense at this spot.

14) Miami Dolphins: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

With Waynes off the board, the Dolphins target Johnson to help build their secondary. Gurley is also an option.

15) San Francisco 49ers: Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon

The 49ers have lost a ton of defensive talent this off-season. Armstead is a versatile lineman that can help fill the void in the middle of their defense.

16) Houston Texans: Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida

With Andre Johnson gone, it’s time to add a playmaker on the outside to pair with Deandre Hopkins.

17) San Diego Chargers: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami (FL)

Running back is a possibility in this spot, with Melvin Gordon a good potential fit, but San Diego elects to add help in the trenches.

18) Kansas City Chiefs: Cameron Erving, OL, Florida State

After losing Rodney Hudson in free agency, Erving would be a nice addition for Andy Reid. The FSU prospect can play anywhere on the line.

19) Cleveland Browns: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State

The Browns continue their rebuild of the wide receiver position, taking the sure-handed Strong for whoever is under-center this fall.

20) Philadelphia Eagles: Byron Jones, CB, UConn

Almost impossible to predict what Chip Kelly will do on draft day, but the athletic Jones could help Philadelphia’s mediocre secondary. Keep an eye out for ASU safety Damarious Randall, too.

21) Cincinnati Bengals: Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon

The Bengals reportedly love Fisher and they get add him to the offensive line to keep Andy Dalton protected.

22) Pittsburgh Steelers: Landon Collins, S, Alabama

Some have suggested a cornerback here, which is a definite possibility, but safety is a need with Troy Polamalu retiring a few weeks ago. Collins helps turn the page to a new-look Steelers defense.

23) Detroit Lions: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas

With¬†Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley moving on in free agency, this would be a solid addition to the middle of Detroit’s defense.

24) Arizona Cardinals: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

Finally, Gurley comes off the board. It’s hard to imagine him lasting this long, but Bruce Arians won’t let him fall past this point.

25) Carolina Panthers: D.J. Humphreis, OT, Florida

Wide receiver is also in play here, but the Panthers offensive line is a mess. They stick with their board and address their top need.

26) Baltimore Ravens: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

Cornerback is the most glaring need for Baltimore and they land arguably the most talented cornerback prospect in this class.

27) Dallas Cowboys: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

Gordon falls, but could be scary behind Dallas’ monster offensive line. Dynamic playmaker that can take pressure off Tony Romo.

28) Denver Broncos: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M

It’s easy. Protect Peyton Manning, contend in January. The Broncos add to their offensive line.

29) Indianapolis Colts: Jalen Collins, CB, Louisiana State

The run of cornerbacks in the first-round continues. Collins is raw, but very athletic with a high upside.

30) Green Bay Packers: Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami (FL)

The Packers look to add more talent to the defense. Defensive line, linebacker and cornerback all in play. Perryman would fill a hole and give Green Bay the ability to put Clay Matthews back on the edge.

31) New Orleans Saints: Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska

Once though of as a top-10 selection, Gregory falls because of a failed drug test. Continuing with the defensive theme, the Saints add a much-needed edge prospect to their defense.

32) New England Patriots: Eddie Goldman, DL, Florida State

The void left by Vince Wilfork is huge, figuratively and literally. Goldman makes a lot of sense if the Patriots decide to keep this pick, we all know trading down is a big possibility though.

New England struggled against the run last season and the Florida State prospect could make an immediate impact. At 6’4, 336, Goldman is a big-bodied lineman with a lot of upside. He plays with power, violent hands and can control the middle of the field. He can two-gap and move offensive blockers at the point of attack.

Goldman’s biggest negative is the lack of a consistent pass rush. Pairing him with last year’s defensive tackle Dominique Easley, however, could prove to be a dangerous tandem. If Goldman can eat up space in the middle, he’ll free up other players in New England’s front seven to get after opposing quarterbacks.

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Listen to our ‚ÄúPatriots 4th¬†and 2 Podcast‚ÄĚ on Blog Talk Radio as writers Russ Goldman, Steve Balestrieri¬†and I from¬†PatsFans.com¬†discuss the latest Patriots news on Wednesday.

Reaction: Five Thoughts on the Patriots 2015 Schedule

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots got their first look at the 2015 regular season schedule earlier this week.

We knew the opponents, but as a fan and analyst it’s always exciting to see when the team you follow plays certain games. Here’s the schedule and some thoughts below. —

2015 Regular Season Schedule:

Week 1 Sept. 10 vs Pittsburgh at 8:30 p.m. on NBC (Thursday Night Football)

Week 2 Sept. 20 at Buffalo at 1:00 p.m. on CBS

Week 3 Sept. 27 vs Jacksonville at 1:00 p.m. on CBS

Week 4 Bye Week

Week 5 Oct. 11 at Dallas at 4:25 p.m. on CBS

Week 6 Oct. 18 at Indianapolis at 8:30 p.m. on NBC (Sunday Night Football)

Week 7 Oct. 25 vs NY Jets at 1:00 p.m. on CBS

Week 8 Oct. 29 vs Miami at 8:30 p.m. on NFL Network (Thursday Night Football)

Week 9 Nov. 8 vs Washington at 1:00 p.m. on Fox

Week 10 Nov. 15 at NY Giants at 4:25 p.m. on CBS

Week 11 Nov. 23 vs Buffalo at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN (Monday Night Football)

Week 12 Nov. 29 at Denver at 8:30 p.m. on NBC (Sunday Night Football)

Week 13 Dec. 6 vs Philadelphia at 4:25 p.m. on Fox

Week 14 Dec. 13 at Houston at 1:00 p.m. on CBS

Week 15 Dec. 20 vs Tennessee at 1:00 p.m. on CBS

Week 16 Dec. 27 at NY Jets at 1:00 p.m. on CBS

Week 17 Jan. 03 at Miami at 1:00 p.m. on CBS

Thoughts: 

– At first glance, the schedule sets up very favorable for the Patriots. In terms of opponents, it’s relatively easy, at least on paper. When you look at the opponents to start and end the season, the team should be able to capitalize as they attempt to make another title run.

– The Steelers were the rumored opening day opponent for quite some time, so it wasn’t a shock when the schedule was released. It makes a lot of sense, with the league drumming up “Super Bowl 50″ hard to argue with two of the most successful franchises in it’s history.

With Pittsburgh running back Le’Veon Bell suspended for the first three games of the season, that’s one less headache New England will have to deal with to start the year and a big loss for the Steelers. We’re still a long ways away, but you know Gillette will be rocking when the banner is dropped on opening night.

– Two back-to-back stretches jump out when looking over the schedule. Week 5 and week 6, when the Patriots travel to Dallas then to Indianapolis is the first. Two of the tougher opponents, both on the road, and the Colts will be looking to establish themselves as true AFC contenders.

The next back-t0-back stretch occurs in weeks 12 and 13, traveling to Denver first and then returning home for a showdown with Chip Kelly’s Eagles. Not only are both opponents tough, it will come at a critical time as the team jockeys for playoff position. Four of New England’s last six games are on the road.

– The week four bye is unfortunate. It’s always more beneficial to a team, from this viewpoint, to have a break later in the season. After a few manageable games to start the year, it should give the team an opportunity to prepare for their first real challenges the following weeks.

– I thought about doing an early “Win” or “Loss” prediction for each game, but we’ll get to that before training camp. For now, let’s just look at the season as a whole. Based on the current roster, granted more changed are on the way, it looks like the Pats should be able to win 12 games.

It’s hard to imagine the team losing more than four games given the opponents and how the team finished last season. If New England had less question marks in the defensive backfield, I’d feel even more confident in that statement. Like I said previously, though, we’ll save a full prediction until the roster is more settled.

Overall it’s a favorable schedule with five primetime match-ups. Patriots fans will be counting down the days to drop the banner and open up the 2015 NFL season, but first we’ll turn our attention to the NFL draft this week.

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Grading the Patriots Addition of Travaris Cadet

With the NFL free agent frenzy well underway, it’s time to take an in-depth look at the key signings made by the Patriots throughout the next few weeks.¬†

Player: Travaris Cadet

Position: Running Back

Former Team: New Orleans Saints

Grade: C+

The New England Patriots announced the signing of running back Travaris Cadet on Tuesday evening.

Cadet, a four-year NFL veteran, signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2012 from Appalachian State. The undrafted free agent shined in the preseason, earning a spot on the 53-man roster.

Over his four-year career, Cadet has played in 41 games with one start. The 6’1, 210-pound tailback has 11 rushes for 37 yards, along with 45 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns in his career.

The bulk of Cadet’s production came last season. The 26-year-old had 10 rushing attempts for 32 yards, 38 receptions for 296 yards and one touchdown in 15 games.¬†

Interestingly enough, Cadet’s first career touchdown came against the Patriots Oct. 13, 2013 at Gillette Stadium.

Cadet was a Restricted Free Agent, but was not tendered by the Saints making him an Unrestricted Free Agent to start the offseason. He’s been primarily used as a third-down back and return man for New Orleans.

While the contract details have not yet been released, the deal is reportedly for two years.

Cadet could potentially help fill the void of Shane Vereen, who left to join the New York Giants at the start of the new league year. While fans should temper expectations, this could be an under-the-radar type signing by New England.

This is a typical Bill Belichick move. Low risk, undervalued player with a specific skill set he envisions of filling a particular role. Cadet is entering the peak of his career, displaying the ability to play in an up-tempo offense and rack up yards after the catch.

Cadet was in a crowded backfield in New Orleans, sharing the role with Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson. He will have the opportunity to fight for a role as a third-down back, joining James White, Tyler Gaffney and others in Patriots training camp this summer.

Cadet’s size, catching ability and special teams value is intriguing. It’s not the “splash” signing some fans would like, but he has the potential to be a quality addition next season.

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Grading the Patriots Addition of Scott Chandler

With the NFL free agent frenzy well underway, it’s time to take an in-depth look at the key signings made by the Patriots throughout the next few weeks.¬†

Player: Scott Chandler

Position: Tight End

Former Team: Buffalo Bills

Grade: B

The Patriots haven’t moved as quickly as some may have liked to start the new league year and free agency, but New England made another solid addition to start the week.

The team announced the signing of Scott Chandler on Monday evening, although the contract details have not yet been released.

Assuming Chandler’s contract is reasonable, this is a good move for the Patriots. Chandler offers New England some insurance for Rob Gronkowski as well as depth as a pass catching weapon for next season.

Chandler’s 6’7 frame will give the Pats two huge targets, paired with Gronk, which could be especially favorable in the red zone.

The 29-year-old (who turns 30 in July) has been productive with the Buffalo Bills, despite their struggles at quarterback over the past few seasons.

The last two seasons, Chandler has racked up 100 catches for 1,152 yards and five touchdowns.

He¬†has suited up against¬†New England nine times in his career, catching¬†28 passes¬†for 384 yards and four¬†touchdowns. Although, if you’ve watched the majority of the Patriots versus Bills games, he’s given New England some problems. So this signing has the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” feel to it.¬†

When Chandler was asked about playing with Tom Brady, he told Patriots.com,¬†‚ÄúNot very often you get to play with the best ever, so that had a big determining factor in my decision.‚ÄĚ

Let’s not make the Chandler addition more than it is, but he could certainly help in a supporting role. We’ll see if this has any ramifications for Michael Hoomanawanui or Tim Wright down the road.

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