Tuesday’s New England Patriots Links 3/11/14 – Patriots ‘Gotta Go for it’, Team Not Getting Bang For Their Bucks
By: Ian Logue
Will Bill Belichick and the Patriots make a splash in free agency? (USA TODAY Images)
Patriots Notebook: CB Alterraun Verner ready to listen to any offer – Jeff Howe – Howe files his notebook this morning which leads off with the fact that if the Patriots can’t retain Aqib Talib, Verner has expressed interest in coming to New England.
Callahan: Patriots gotta go for it – Gerry Callahan – Callhan files a column this morning and believes that the Patriots should do like they did before 2007 and make the necessary moves to contend for a title this season.
Villani: As Tom Brady window closes, it’s time for Patriots to adapt – Chris Villani – Villani writes that the Patriots have been predictable when it comes to free agency, and they need to adapt given the circumstances.
Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson out 2-3 months – Ben Volin – Volin files his notebook this morning, which leads off with the fact that after undergoing surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot, he’s expected to miss 2-3 months.
Patriots have priorities to address in free agency – Ben Volin – Volin has his “On Football” column for this morning, and discusses the Patriots free agent situation along with who he feels they could target.
Brady, Edelman work out in California – Mike Reiss – Reiss has an entry on the fact Brady and Edelman were seen working out in California, and hopes the two continue working together.
Free-agent fit: Offensive line – Mike Reiss – Reiss looks at potential free agent fits for the Patriots offensive line as he continues his series.
Patriots aren’t getting bang for bucks – Mike Reiss – Reiss argues the point that the Patriots aren’t “going for it”, which is what many are hoping for this offseason.
New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Ohio State QB Kenny Guiton is more than a college backup, enough for an NFL backup – Christopher Jason – Jason spotlights Guiton, who he believes could be a good backup for New England.
Source: New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson had surgery to repair stress fracture – Nick Underhill – Underhill has a report on Dobson, with his report pointing out that the team was hopeful the injury would heal on its own but unfortunately that wasn’t the case.
Cornerback Alterraun Verner: Patriots ‘definitely a possibility’ – Christopher Price – Price has quotes from Verner, who named New England as a potential landing spot for him.
Patriots have had internal discussions about Revis – Mike Giardi – Giardi reports that the Patriots have had internal discussions about Darrelle Revis, although he doesn’t have specifics regarding them.
Patriots free agent wish list – Tom Curran – Curran writes that it’s “howling time” again and podners who the Patriots may target in free agency.
The Browns’ first free agent buy looks back and ahead at the team he adopted – Tony Grossi – Grossi has a write-up on Browns’ former center Dave Wohlabaugh, who they stole from the Patriots on the first day of free agency back in 1999.