Sunday's New England Patriots Links 5/6

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May 06, 2012 at 11:02am ET

Mock draft: Patriots get defensive
Rob Gronkowski puts out video to talk about his decision-making process
Patriots getting a good read on Louisville QB Lamar Jackson
Filling the Patriots' needs: No. 2 Linebackers
Rob Gronkowski says he'll be back with Patriots

Some interesting news this morning highlighted by the signing of former Colts runningback Joseph Addai, so here are this morning's top stories:


NFL Notebook: Patriots Sign Joseph Addai - Greg Bedard
Bedard has some quick hit news this morning that leads off with the signing of Addai, followed by some Peyton Manning, Rex Ryan, and other NFL notes.


RB Joseph Addai Joining the Pats.  So says Peyton Manning - Karen Guregian
According to Guregian, it was former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning who apparently broke the news on New England acquiring Addai last night.

Notebook: Case For Defense - Karen Guregian
Guregian has an article this morning on the Patriots free agent moves this offseason, and has positive comments from several players who are happy with the moves their team has made this offseason.

Three Times as Good - Dan Duggan
Duggan has an article this morning on the fact that the Jones brothers have been a formidable trio - even since they were born.


Bill Belichick Visits Kentucky Derby, Appears Jovial During PreRace Interview (Video) - Ryan Chiavetta
Chiavetta has a video of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who was at the Kentucky Derby yesterday and answered some questions on the red carpet.


Addai Becomes Latest Addition to Patriots' Veteran Stew - Tom E. Curran
Curran writes that the signing of Addai "is not a marriage of necessity, but it's one of convenience.


Quick Hit Thoughts around NFL & Pats - Mike Reiss
Reiss gives this morning's thoughts, including the fact Pepper Johnson will move from being the defensive line coach to working with the linebackers this season.

Thoughts on Addai Agreement - Mike Reiss
Reiss offers up his thoughts on how Addai may fit in with the current group of runningbacks.


What the Addition of Joseph Addai Means for the Patriots' Running Game - Christopher Price
Price has a great look at how the addition of Addai will impact the Patriots new-look ground game.

Coale addresses welker comparisions - Nick Eatman
Eatman has a quote from  Dallas Cowboys rookie Danny Coale, who addressed the comparisons people are making between he and Wes Welker.


Addai Shouldn't stunt Patriots young RB's - James Walker
Walker gives his take on the acquisition of Addai by New England, but writes that he's not big on this signing.

Milford Daily News

Will Addai's addition lead to Faulk's deletion? - Glen Farley
Farley ponders whether or not the signing of Addai means the end of Kevin Faulk's career in New England

Worcester Telegram

Eagle Hill honors Robert Kraft - George Barnes
Barnes has an article this morning on the fact that last night Patriots owner Robert Kraft was honored by the Eagle Hill School of Hardwick at its 45th anniversary celebration with its Pioneering Award for their philanthropy and for the inspiration they offer others.

Enterprise News

New Patriot Scott anxious for fresh start in New England - Glen Farley
Farley has a story this morning on free agent Trevor Scott, who told him he's anxious to "start over".

Attleboro Sun Chronicle

Farinella: Legend's Loss May Have Been Avoidable - Mark Farinella
Farinella has his "ponderous thoughts", which includes his thoughts on the death of Junior Seau.