Thursday's New England Patriots Links 2/6/14 - Surgery Ahead for Arrington

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February 06, 2014 at 09:29am ET

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

BOSTON GLOBE:

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick hit the links in Cali - Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein - in this article Belichick and Brady are noted as the two played a practice round on Wednesday during the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Kyle Arrington to undergo groin surgery - Shalise Manza Young - Manza Young has an article on Arrington, who is expected to recover in about six weeks from his groin surgery.

BOSTON HERALD:

Patriots Notebook: Detailing his departure, Pepper Johnson lets loose - Jeff Howe - Howe files his notebook this morning, which leads off with more details on Pepper Johnson's comments.

ESPN BOSTON:

Kyle Arrington to have surgery - Mike Reiss - Reiss also has a note on Arrington, who is reportedly undergoing his surgery on Friday.

Snapshot look at Patriots' health report - Field Yates - Yates takes a look at New England's players who were injured last season with thoughts on each one.

Patriots positional review: Specialists - Field Yates - Yates looks at the Patriots' special teams unit, with some analysis on each position.

WEEI:

Canadian Star Henoc Muamba, Who Has Worked Out For the Patriots, Released By CFL Team to Pursue Opportunities - Christopher Price - Price has an article with some notes on Muamba, who the Patriots showed interest in last year.

Thoughts on Julian Edelman, Aqib Talib and franchise tag - Christopher Price - Price has some thoughts on a variety of topics, including which player may be franchised during this offseason.

CSNNE:

Free agent analysis: Fletcher's bigger role probably elsewhere - Tom Curran - Curran looks at Dane Fletcher, and wonders if he'd receive a bigger role elsewhere.

BLEACHER REPORT:

5 Cuts That Could Create Serious Cap Space for the New England  - James Christensen - Our friend from NEPatriotsDraft.com looks at five players who he believes could create cap space for the team.

NASUA TELEGRAPH:

Looks like Robert Kraft's Patriots are content to simply contend - Joe Marchilena - Marchilena has a column this morning on the Patriots and feels Robert Kraft is content settling for AFC East championships instead of winning a title.

FOX SPORTS:

You can own Super Bowl ring given to man behind 'Spygate' camera - In this entry they note that Matt Estrella - the man who was the scapegoat during the "spygate" controversy is reportedly selling his Super Bowl ring.

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL:

Bill Reynolds: After those modest seasons in Foxboro, Carroll's career soared - Bill Reynolds - Reynolds has a column on Carroll's days in Foxboro, and what's transpired for him since he left.

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