Wednesday's New England Patriots Links 5/30

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May 30, 2012 at 08:36am ET

Buckley: Tom Brady’s too-low rating is not worst part of new ESPN rankings
Patriots notebook: Jason McCourty happy to join winning environment with brother Devin
Matthew Slater returns to Patriots on two-year deal
Patriots tackle Tony Garcia says he is 'cleared to play again'
Jason McCourty excited to follow Devin's winning ways

A quick entry this morning, but here are a few of today's noteworthy articles:


Patriots release WR Gonzalez - Shalise Manza Young
After not being present on the field for the media portion of OTA's last Thursday, it appears the Patriots went ahead and released wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez yesterday.

Projecting the Patriots WR Depth Chart - Zuri Berry
Berry has an entry taking a quick look at the potential wide receiver depth chart for New England.


Without Gonzalez, a WR re-set - Field Yates
Yates takes a look at the wide receiver corps, which after Gonzalez's release brings the number down to 11.

Report: Patriots try out TE Scaife - Mike Rodak
Rodak has an entry noting that Bo Scaife apparently worked out for the Patriots recently.


Patriots run option play - Jeff Howe
Howe has an article on the runningback position, with Bill Belichick appearing to be looking for balance with that group.


AUDIO: Tom Brady on Super Bowl Loss: I could pick a lot of plays in that game I could have done better - D & C
Brady joined Dennis & Callahan and talked about a variety of topics in what was a decent interview.


FARINELLA: Gonzalez signing a bust - Mark Farinella
Mark Farinella has his "ponderous thoughts" and wasn't surprised to see Gonzalez released already.


Tom Brady inspires Mass. man to donate his kidney - Video
Here's a great story on a Massachusetts man who was inspired to donate his kidney after hearing the story of Brady's mentor, Tom Martinez, and donated it to a woman he'd never met.