Monday's New England Patriots Links 3/10/14 - Logan Ryan Ready to Step up, Browns and Jets Possibilities for Edelman?

Ian Logue
March 10, 2014 at 08:47am ET

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Here are this morning's top stories:

BOSTON HERALD:

Good read on Patriots CB Ryan - Karen Guregian - Guregian has an article on Logan Ryan, who said he doesn't have much information regarding Aqib Talib's contract status, and talks about his first season as a Patriot.

BOSTON GLOBE:

Patriots mock draft 2.0: Best player available in all 7 rounds - Erik Frenz - Frenz has a good mock draft this morning, with some great thoughts on potential players New England may target in the draft.

Logan Ryan: 'Hopefully I'll be ready' if Aqib Talib leaves as free agent - Erik Frenz - Frenz caught up with Ryan, who was in Somerville, Mass to read  to area children on Sunday at Tufts University's "Read By The River" for the Patriots Charitable Foundation and said if he moves up the depth chart if Talib leaves, he'll hopefully be ready to step up and play well.

Jets release cornerback Antonio Cromartie, could Patriots be interested? - Erik Frenz - Frenz also ponders whether or not the Patriots could be interested in recently released Jets' cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

ESPN BOSTON:

Free-agent fit: Cornerback - Mike Reiss - Reiss continues his look at free agent possibilities, with this morning's installment focusing on the cornerback position.

Free-agent fit: Linebacker - Mike Reiss - Reiss has a similar entry as he continues his look at free agent possibilities, with this one focusing on the linebacker spot.

Thoughts from the free-agent trail - Mike Reiss - Reiss has some good analysis on the free agent market, and looks at some players on the cornerback market in terms of how it relates to Taib's situation.

WEEI:

Road to Radio City Music Hall: Breaking down pre-draft schedule for Monday - Christopher Price - Price looks at the upcoming pro days and how it could affect the Patriots.

CSNNE:

Free agents Patriots could target - Albert Breer appeared on Sports Tonight and he believes New England will target defensive line in free agency.

MASSLIVE:

New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Lindenwood CB Desir was the cool new sleeper pick, before he went mainstream -  Nick O'Malley - O'Malley gives his thoughts on Desir in his latest draft profile.

MMQB:

Monday Morning Quarterback - Peter King - King has some interesting tidbits in this morning's entry, with one Patriots related note being that he believes the Jets and Browns could be among teams who would be a good fit for Julian Edelman.

WASHINGTON POST:

Free agent cornerbacks: A name, value and sleeper the Redskins could target - Mark Bullock - Bullock has an entry that leads off with the fact Talib could be a good fit in Washington and has some good film breakdowns highlighting some of Talib's best moments from last season.

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