Friday's New England Patriots Links 3/28/14 -Compromise means Wilfork can stay awhile

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March 28, 2014 at 09:31am ET

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Patriots tackle Tony Garcia says he is 'cleared to play again'
Jason McCourty excited to follow Devin's winning ways


Here are this morning's top stories:


Vince Wilfork agrees to new deal with Patriots - Ben Volin - Volin has an article on the fact Wilfork will remain a Patriot after all after agreeing to a contract extension.

John Henry and Robert Kraft visit Boylston Street firehouse - Steve Silva - Silva has an entry on the fact both Red Sox owner John Henry and Pats owner Robert Kraft visited firefighters in Boston.

Words With Frenz mailbag: What does the future hold for LeGarrette Blount, Ryan Wendell? - Erik Frenz - Frenz has his mailbag for this week and ponders whether or not Blount will be back.

Tom Brady shares his account of Back Bay fire - Matt Pepin - Pepin has comments from Brady's appearance on WEEI where he talks about what he witnessed during this week's fire in Boston.


Ahead of the Game - A quick note on the fact Rob Gronkowski will be at Ned Devine's on Sunday taking part in a painting competition and will auction off his artwork at the end of the night.


Compromise means Wilfork can stay awhile - Mike Reiss - Reiss files his column on Wilfork's extension, and writes that it's becoming more and more rare for a player to start and finish his career with one team.

Pats have core group locked up - Field Yates - Yates looks at players who are under contract for the foreseeable future.

Teammates tweet Wilfork congratulations - Field Yates - Yates has Tweets from Wilfork's teammates, who were obviously happy to learn he'll be sticking around.

Solder and the fifth-year option - Field Yates - Yates looks at whether or not the Patriots will exercise Solder's option for 2015.


Who won the negotiations, Wilfork or Pats? - Michael Felger and Tony Masssarotti look at the Vince Wilfork extension and talk about which side came out ahead.

Tanguay: 'Vince Wilfork got screwed' - According to CSNNE's Gary Tanguay, Wilfork didn't get a good deal from New England in his new contract.

Tight end Fiedorowicz to visit Patriots - Tom Curran - Curran has an entry on Fiedorowicz, who is set to visit with New England along with several other teams.


Vince Wilfork Deal Doesn’t Clear Up Patriots’ Uncertainty At Defensive Tackle - Doug Kyed - Kyed looks at the Wilfork signing but still feels the Patriots have uncertainty up front and need to try and add some additional talent around him.


NFL Draft's Potential Patriots: Washington RB Bishop Sankey - Arjuna Ramgopal - Ramgopal spotlights Sankey, and feels he could be someone the Patriots could draft in the 2nd or 3rd round.


New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Alabama QB AJ McCarron doesn't just manage games - he wins them - Christopher Jason - Jason spotlights McCarron, and ponders McCarron being a potential "heir apparent" behind Brady.