Thursday's New England Patriots Links 5/17

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May 17, 2012 at 08:54am ET

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A quiet morning on this Thursday, but there are actually some great pieces available this morning:


Tom Brady gets gift of grab - Karen Guregian
Guregian looks at the addition of several of the Patriots receivers, and notes the fact Tom Brady has had a comfort level with them previously.


Gillette Stadium neighbors can no longer charge fans for parking - Michele Morgan Bolton
Bolton has an interesting article this morning on the dilemma facing some residents who live near the stadium that had previously been able to charge fans for parking on game days, or on the days of other events.

VIDEO: Edelman takes field at Harvard - Obnoxious Boston Fan
The Globe has an entry with a video of Julian Edelman, who joined Ryan Mallet at Harvard on Wednesday.


Gronk a 'Young Gun' - Paul Perillo
Perillo has an entry highlighting Rob Gronkowski, who's Daniel Jeremiah had on his list of the best players under the age of 25.


Patriots agree to terms with rookie wide receiver Jeremy Ebert - Nick Underhill
Underhill writes that the Patriots have reached a four year deal with the rookie 7th round pick.


Logan Mankins at NO. 64 on NFL Network's 'Top 100' List - Christopher Price
Price has a note on the fact Logan Mankins was ranked at 64 overall on the NFL's top 100 players of 2012 list, which was presented Wednesday night.


Age analysis of Patriots roster -Field Yates
Yates takes a look at the average age at each position, with some interesting notes on each in this entry.

Home-field advantage & Patriots - Mike Reiss
Reiss has an entry this morning highlighting a piece from the National Football Post that looked at the success New England has had at Gillette Stadium, as well as other teams.


Welker's Smart to avoid holdout, now Patriots should reward him - Pat Kirwan
Kirwan looks at the fact Welker signed his franchise tag, and also proposes a three year deal he feels would be the "right deal".


Why is the TE 'seam route' so tough to defend? - Matt Bowen
Bowen looks at that question and uses the Patriots offensive system to make his point.


The Highest-Paid Coaches in Sports - Tom Van Riper
Van Riper takes a look at the list of the top paid coaches in the NFL, with head coach Bill Belichick making the list as the highest-paid coach in sports.


A Realistic Assessmement of Brady's career duration - Mike Florio
Florio has an entry with a segment with Tom E. Curran from pondering the future of Brady and how much longer he'll play.