Thursday's New England Patriots Links 4/3 - McCourty Gets the Assist in Wilfork Talks

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April 03, 2014 at 09:31am ET

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Are Patriots looking to the future? - Ben Volin - Volin ponders the Patriots recent decision to bring in quarterbacks for workouts.

'Draft Day' comes early at Patriot Place - Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein - A quick note in the Globe about he fact Nate Solder and Scott Zolak was on hand for a movie night at the Showcase Cinemas at Patriots place for season ticket holders to view the screening of the movie "Draft Day".

Some Light comedy on April Fool's - Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein - A quick note in the newspaper about Light's recent charity event.

Why would the Patriots bring in Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater for visits? - Erik Frenz - Frenz has his take on the recent visits by the two quarterbacks.

A couple of reasons why the Patriots are bringing Johnny Manziel in for a visit - Chad Finn - Finn has his thoughts on the recent visit by Manziel and feels Belichick couldn't resist bringing the quarterback in for a visit.


Patriots Notebook: Vince Wilfork talks include Devin McCourty - Jeff Howe - Howe writes that McCourty earned his captaincy last week after being credited with an assist in helping keep Wilfork in a Patriots uniform.

Nate Solder credits Dante Scarnecchia for his development, but moving on is the expectation - Jeff Howe - Howe has a good read on Solder, who talks about the loss of the former Patriots offensive line coach.

We Hear: Miley Cyrus, Matt Light, Charlie Day and more... - Gayle Fee - A cool note in this one about how Matt Light shaved his beard after a $10,000 offer from an unnamed Brockton Business man for charity.

Fiesta Rob Gronkowski going strong! - Gayle Fee - Another note, this time on Gronkowski, who apparently filmed a couple of scenes for the show "Whose Line is it Anyway?"

Ryan Wendell draws high praise from Nate Solder - Jeff Howe - Howe has comments from Solder on Wendell, who had good things to say about the center.


Film review on DE Will Smith - Mike Reiss - Reiss takes a closer look at free-agent defensive end Will Smith to get a feel for his style of play.

RB Jones-Drew nearly a Patriot? - Field Yates - Yates writes that free agent RB Maurice Jones-Drew was nearly a Patriot before agreeing to a deal in Oakland.

An inside look at prospect visits - Field Yates - Yates provides some insight into prospect visits, recalling his time in the Chiefs' scouting department.

QBs that could appeal to Patriots - Mike Reiss - Reiss takes a look at a list of quarterbacks who he feels may be on the Patriots radar next month.


New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier has the speed of a DB, and the talent to do it all - Christopher Jason - Jason looks at Shazier, who he feels would be a good addition for the Patriots


Former Patriots star Matt Light talks to locals about vodka, charity and football - Andrew Cyr - Cyr has notes on a recent speaking engagement by Light at the Hanger Pub and Grill.


Are the Patriots thinking of life after Brady? - In this quick entry the buzz about the recent QB visits is highlighted.


New England Patriots' 5 Top Remaining Offseason Priorities - James Christensen - Christensen has a good read regarding New England's remaining priorities during this offseason.

Donaldson: Rule of Law on Pats Hall of Fame ballot - Jim Donaldson - Donaldson has a column and believes Ty Law will follow his former teammates into the Patriots' Hall of Fame.


Keeping it 'Light' at Foxboro fundraiser - Juliet Pennington - Pennington has a good read on Matt Light's recent fundraiser, which also included comments from Rob Ninkovich.


Matt Light goes from Patriots to marketer - Josh Gosselin - Gosselin has an article about Light's visit to Amherst's Hangar Pub and Grill Wednesday night to speak to University of Massachusetts students about transitioning to life after football.


New league not coming to Toled0 - Ryan Autullo - Former running back Patriot Quentin Hines, who was released in February, is trying to bring Professional Football to Toledo, Ohio, with the chief executive of Rivals Professional Football League talking about wanting to expand there.