Tuesday's New England Patriots Links 5/22

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May 22, 2012 at 08:46am ET

Buckley on Boston sports stock market: Buy Sox, sell Gronk
Filling the Patriots' needs: No. 5:
 Defensive back
Agent Don Yee expects Tom Brady to play in 2018
Filling the Patriots' needs: No. 4: Tight ends
Guregian: Offensive line guru Dante Scarnecchia is key to finding Patriots’ next left tackle

After taking a trip around the internet it's a quiet morning news-wise, however, here are this morning's top stories:


Light reiterates: Zero percent chance of a return - Shalise Manza Young
In this entry Manza Young highlights an interview with Matt Light w/ESPN in which Light  says he's not coming back and also goes on to say he could see Tom Brady playing another 20 years.


Devin Dishes on Shoulder Injury - Jeff Howe
Howe caught up with Devin McCourty, who revealed the shoulder injury he suffered in week 10 was a separation, and he's still working at getting it back to full strength.

Double Covered - Jeff Howe
Howe has another good article on McCourty, and ponders where the  now-veteran defensive back may be lining up next season.


Spotlight on 2nd-year players - Field Yates
Yates has an interesting look at New England's second year players, and expects Ras-I Dowling to step into a starting role this season.

Patriots percentages with Light - Mike Reiss
Reiss also highlights Light's ESPN interview, with Light saying that Rob Gronkowski has a little caveman in him.

Different Viewpoints on Welker Deal - Field Yates
Yates takes a look at some different viewpoints after reading a piece by Bucky Brooks of NFL.com on how the Patriots may want to tread lightly before investing in Welker.

Stoops reflects on Gronk's time at 'Zona - Field Yates
Yates has quotes from Gronkowski's former coach at Arizona and he's not surprised that the Patriots tight end has gone on to do great things in the NFL.


Matt Light thinks that Wes Welker has a 'five percent' chance of getting a new contract - Nick Underhill
Underhill also has quotes from the ESPN Light interview, where the now retired left tackle admits that he feels there's a low percentage of a long-term deal getting done with Welker before the season.

Patriots sign rookie safety Nate Ebner - Nick Underhill
Underhill has an entry on the signing of Ebner, which the team announced the transaction yesterday.

Is Aaron Hernandez the third-best tight end in the NFL? - Nick Underhill
Underhill takes a look at John Clayton's recent tight end rankings, and points out that Hernandez came in ahead of Dallas' Jason Witten.


How Do the New England Patriots Typically Fare After a Trip to the Super Bowl? - Erik Frenz
Frenz takes an interesting look back at the Patriots previous seasons following a trip to the Championship game and summarizes each season year-by-year in this entry.