Wednesday's New England Patriots Links 5/9

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May 09, 2012 at 07:48am ET

Prosecutors decry abatement rule
Patriots announce first training camp dates open to public
Patriots' Malcolm Mitchell has deal with Scholastic Books
Patriots land another talent in ex-Jets linebacker David Harris
Patriots agree to two-year deal with LB David Harris

Another quiet morning as we inch closer to this weekend's rookie minicamps, but here are this morning's top stories.


Patriots feel for rookies - Karen Guregian

Guregian has a good article this morning leading into this weekend's start of rookie minicamp, and has comments from Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski on how tough it was to have to come into a completely new environment after being drafted.

NOTEBOOK: Daniel Fells welcomes opportunity at TE - Tom Layman

Laymon has comments this morning from former Denver Bronco tight end Daniel Fells, who isn't worried about the fact the Patriots had Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez and elected to sign in New England.


NOTEBOOK: Daniel Fells glad to focus on football - Julian Benbow

In this article Fells talks about the fact that last year in Denver with Tebow Mania was a "circus" and he's looking forward to just being able to focus on football here in New England.


Four to quibble with on projection - Mike Reiss

Reiss talks about a "ridiculously early" 53-man roster projection, and debates four players with colleagues Mike Rodak and Field Yates.

Pats TE a believer in Tebow - Field Yates

Yates has comments from Fells, who is among the believers in Tebow.


Wes Welker tops first edition of New England Patriots' wide receiver power rankings - Nick Underhill

Underhill takes a look at what should be an interesting battle at the wide receiver position.


Matt Light May Have Outside Chance to Reach Canton and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts - Jeff Howe

Howe ponders whether or not Matt Light will someday make it to the Pro Football Hall of fame, along with 19 other Patriots thoughts.

VOTE: Which of Matt Light's Pranks n Patriots Personnel was the Best? - NESN Staff

NESN has gathered a list of some of the best pranks played by Light, and now want you to vote for the best one.   It's a tough call - because there are definitely some good ones.


The Second Time Around, it all worked for Daniel Fells and the Patriots - Christopher Price

Price has a great look at how Fells' experience in Denver helped him get a sense of how they do things in New England, and that's why he jumped at the opportunity to sign here.


Patirot Place Casino Plan is Pulled - Bridget Murphy

For any fans who were hoping to see a resort-style casino come to Foxboro, it appears that isn't going to happen.


Patriot Hall Nominees appreciative - Mark Farinella

Farinella  has an article this morning looking at New England's potential Patriots Hall of Fame inductees, with Troy Brown and Fred Marion both joining former coach Bill Parcells on the ballot.


Patriots' Fells believes Tebow can be an NFL QB - Glen Farley

Farley has a quick entry this morning with a quote from Fells, who says Tebow needs "a little bit of time" but could become an NFL quarterback.