Friday's New England Patriots Links - Second-year Patriots in spotlight

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April 11, 2014 at 09:31am ET

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BOSTON HERALD:

Alfonzo Dennard did his time, that's that - Jeff Howe - Howe has an article on Dennard, with comments from the Lancaster County Department of Corrections regarding the Patriots cornerback.

BOSTON GLOBE:

Words With Frenz mailbag: Dominique Easley has look of future Patriots defensive tackle - Erik Frenz - Frenz has his mailbag for this week, and as usual offers up some good insight in this week's edition.

Patriots doctor Thomas Gill is stepping down - Eric Wilbur - Wilbur has an article on the fact Gill is stepping down, with a statement from the team regarding the move.

Patriots part ways with Dr. Thomas Gill - Ben Volin - Volin has the full story on Gill, who he writes ran into a little friction with a few players.

ESPN BOSTON:

Patriots rank low in total acquisitions - Mike Reiss - Reiss has an article showing the number of free agent acquisitions made this offseason, with the Patriots ranked among the lowest.

Leftovers from Patriots weekly chat - Mike Reiss - Reiss has leftovers from his chat from yesterday, which as always had some good topics discussed.

Weekly Patriots chat recap - Mike Reiss - Reiss' full chat from yesterday looked at a variety of topics yesterday, including the Patriots' current situation with their offensive line.

Second-year Patriots in spotlight - Mike Reiss - Reiss looks at the list of second year players for the Patriots, with a snapshot of the role of each.

NESN:

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots Take Athletic Pass-Rushing Defensive End - Doug Kyed - Kyed has his latest mock draft, and has the Patriots grabbing a defensive end with the 29th overall selection.

MASSLIVE:

New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Washington State safety Deone Bucannon plays in attack mode - Christopher Jason - Jason looks at a potential safety for the Patriots.

CSNNE:

Who would you like to see back up Brady? - Gresh and Tanguay talk about which draft selection should be the back-up for Brady.

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL:

Jim Donaldson: NFL in no rush to pay running backs big bucks - Jim Donaldson - Donaldson looks at the salaries some of the top running backs make, and notes the fact in a passing league they're no longer making as much money.

NFL:

2010 NFL Draft do-over: Brocos still take Tebow - Bucky Brooks - Brooks re-does the 2010 draft and re-slots players where he feels they should have been drafted, with Rob Gronkowski entering the top 10 from the Patriots.

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