Monday's New England Patriots Links 5/28

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May 28, 2012 at 11:11am ET

Why was Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy doing pushups at a bowling alley?
Patriots owner Robert Kraft owns no concerns that Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are missing OTAs
New NFL policy lets players who don’t want to stand for anthem stay in locker room
Former Patriots rip NFL’s new anthem policy
Aaron Hernandez fiancée announces she's expecting a baby

Most of the beat writers appear to be off on this Memorial Day holiday, however, today marks the five year anniversary of the passing of Marquise Hill, who died in a tragic boating accident 5-years ago.  A couple of writers mention him this morning, and that leads off today's links:


Remembering Marquise Hill - Mike Reiss
Reiss has an entry this morning remembering Hill and has comments from a prevoius entry from his Mom.

Ranking Welker among NFL receivers - Mike Reiss
Reiss has an entry highlighting a piece by Jeffri Chadiha's ranking of top receivers on, and he gives Welker some credit after 5 years where the veteran has had four 100-reception seasons.


Remembering Marquise Hill five years after his death - Jeff Howe
Howe also has a quick entry on Hill, and includes a link to a tribute video his agent, Albert Elias, posted on his website.

Devin McCourty unfazed by Matt Light's criticism of Patriots' defense - Jeff Howe
In this entry McCourty reacts to Light's comment where he said he feels they "need a little more to go around them".


Patriots Marcus Cannon gives veteran a Memorial Day surprise
Fox 25 out of Boston has a good story on Marcus Cannon, who found a way to help disabled war veteran Robert Rodriguez by giving the veteran something he was searching for that Cannon was selling on Craigslist.


Koutouvides excited about this year's camp - Matt Straub
Straub has a good story on Patriots linebacker Niko Koutouvides, who will host his third annual youth football clinic on Sunday.


Shane Vereen Works With Patriots First Team, Pushing Stevan Ridley for Lead Role in Backfield - Matthew Fairburn
Fairburn has an article on the state of the Patriots backfield, and writes that Shane Vereen appears to be pushing Stevan Ridley for playing time this season.


Catching Up with Koppen: Patriots Center Happy to be Back in the Fold - Ryan Hadfield
Hadfield has an article on Dan Koppen, and writes that Koppen's early injury was like your car breaking down 100 miles into a cross country trip.