Tuesday's New England Patriots Links 2/18/14 - Patriots' to-do list includes signing McCourty to an extension

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February 18, 2014 at 08:05am ET

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A quiet morning on this Tuesday, but here are this morning's top stories:


What we learn from tag projection - Mike Reiss - Reiss has his take on a list put together by Gregg Rosenthal, and notes that one topic was that the best way for the Patriots to find a big safety may be through the draft.

Draft & free agency: Safety - Mike Reiss - Reiss continues his position-by-position look at the draft and free agent possibilities, with this morning's edition focusing on the safety spot.

Suggs-type deal ahead for Wilfork? - Field Yates - Yates ponders the type of extension the Patriots could put together for Wilfork to lower his cap number.

New England Patriots and the franchise tag - Field Yates - Yates recaps all the previous times the Patriots have used the franchise tag under Bill Belichick in this entry.


New England Patriots' to-do list includes signing Devin McCourty to an extension - Nick Underhill - Underhill looks at some of the situations the Patriots face this offseason, and believes that keeping McCourty in the fold should be a priority.

New England Patriots rookie review: S Duron Harmon - Nick Underhill - Underhill continues his review of the rookies, with this morning's focusing on safety Duron Harmon.

New England Patriots free agency: Is Aqib Talib a candidate for the franchise tag - Nick Underhill - Underhill ponders whether or not the Patriots should apply the franchise tag to Talib.


NFL Draft Reset 2006: Patriots Take Running Back But Not Laurence Maroney - Doug Kyed - Kyed has an interesting read and looks back at the 2006 draft and redoes the selections in terms of how he feels it should have gone down.


5 Ideal Trade Scenarios for New England Patriots to Pursue This Offseason - Mike Dessault - Our friend from PatsPropaganda.com ponders some trade scenarios, a couple of which are certainly interesting.

Is Aaron Dobson the Big Play Receiver the Patriots Need? - Erik Frenz - Boston.com's Erik Frenz has a good read on Dobson for Bleacher Report, and believes that the Patriots should invest in good faith in the development of Aaron Dobson instead of investing money in another receiver.