Thursday's New England Patriots Links 5/24

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May 24, 2012 at 07:53am ET

Rob Gronkowski continues to dodge questions about Patriots future
Colleagues take to Twitter to praise ‘perfect’ play-by-play man
Year after year, Gil Santos delivered
Bill Belichick pays tribute to Patriots Hall of Fame broadcaster Gil Santos
Bill Belichick pays tribute to the late Gil Santos

A quiet news morning, but here are today's top stories:


Taking a look at Thursday's Schedule - Mike Rodak
Rodak gives us a peek at the media schedule for today, along with some 'reporting rules' requested by the team for the first media available organized team activity.

Leftovers from Patriots Mailbag - Mike Reiss
Reiss has a couple of additional answers from his weekly "mailbag", including where Ron Brace may fit in - or whether or not he may end up on the roster bubble this preseason.

Source: Trio of O-Linemen in for Tryout - Mike Rodak
Rodak has news on three offensive lineman who apparently tried out for the team on Wednesday.


Patriots will struggle in post-Tom Brady Era - James Walker
Walker has an article on what the Patriots will be like once Brady is no longer their quarterback, and feels they'll just be 'ordinary' once he's gone.


Chad Ochocinco had a tough day - Jeff Howe
Howe looks at yesterday's ordeal for Ochocinco, who had his car broken into and his wallet stolen.

5 Things to watch at Patriots OTAs - Jeff Howe
Howe has an article this morning with five things to watch at today's first media available practice, including keeping an eye on Devin McCourty and Ras-I Dowling.

NOTEBOOK: Chandler Jones nabs quick cash - Jeff Howe
Howe files his notebook this morning, which includes notes on the signing of Chandler Jones, along with some notes from Julian Edelman who told him he'll once again do whatever head coach Bill Belichick asks of him this season.


NFL NOTEBOOK: Patriots get Jones Deal Done - Shalise Manza Young
Manza Young files her NFL Notebook this morning which leads off with the signing of Chandler Jones, and then also includes some information regarding the collusion case that is going on between the players union and the NFL.

Pops Concert Salutes Boston Champions - Jeffrey Gantz
Some funny notes from last night's "City of Champions" concerts, which included Patriots owner Robert Kraft doing a credible — and apparently amusing — Lockhart imitation as he led the Pops in “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”


Pop Warner to honor former Patriot Light - Glen Farley
Farley has a press release where Pop Warner will apparently honor Matt Light at their 52nd Annual All-American Scholastic Banquet which "recognizes notable professional athletes and industry leaders who serve as role models for Pop Warner’s participants".


VIDEO: Patriots write Chandler Check - Mark Larson
Your News Now out of Syracuse has a video focusing on local star Chandler Jones, who obviously signed his first NFL contract with the Patriots yesterday.


FUNNY PHOTO Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady Expecting 2nd Child
Obviously most of you have probably heard about the fact Gisele is pregnant again, which due to the fact it's not really "news worthy" I haven't linked it.  I linked this one because this publication apparently has no idea who Tom Brady is since they have the wrong picture in this article.