Patriots Links 4/24 - Good signs on Rob Gronkowski

Ian Logue
April 24, 2014 at 09:18am ET

No Brady or Gronk, but plenty of storylines at Patriots OTAs
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski not at the start of the team's OTA's today
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New Patriots DL Danny Shelton preps to hit the hill
Patriots center David Andrews excited with his new Georgia Bulldog teammates


Patriots' 2014 schedule includes five night games - Matt Pepin - Pepin has a quick read on the release of the schedule, which will see a plethora of night games for New England this season.

2014 NFL Power Rankings - Patriots Schedule Edition - Bill Speros - Speros offers up his thoughts on the schedule, and writes that now we can get on with planning the rest of our lives now that it's been released.


Patriots Notebook: Good signs on Rob Gronkowski - Jeff Howe - Howe files his notebook this morning, which leads off with a report on Gronkowski, who looked like his old self at a charity event on Wednesday.


Additional thoughts on Patriots' schedule - Field Yates - Yates has some additional thoughts on the 2014 schedule, and feels the bye is well-timed.

New England Patriots schedule analysis - Mike Reiss - Reiss has his take on the schedule for this year, and feels the back-to-back road games against the Packers and Chargers looks like a tough draw.

Beyond the 1st round: Running back - Mike Reiss - Reiss spotlights some later round running backs in this entry.

Beyond the 1st round: Cornerback - Mike Reiss - Reiss also looks at some later round cornerbacks in this entry.

Leftovers from Patriots mailbag - Mike Reiss - Reiss has some additional answers to this week's mailbag, with some good bits in this entry.


When it comes to best games of 2014 NFL season, revenge will be a running theme - Christopher Price - Price has a quick take on each week this season, and writes that revenge and redemption are good words to decide some of the premier match-ups this year.

Five incredibly early thoughts on Patriots 2014 Season Schedule - Christopher Price - Price offers up some thoughts on this season's schedule, including the fact the team will need to be road warriors this year as they'll play outside of this time zone four times.


Patriots open to unusual slate of games - Mark Farinella - Farinella has his thoughts on the schedule, and writes the Patriots may seem like strangers over the first few weeks of their 2014 schedule.


Sources: Austin Seferian-Jenkins Hosted By Patriots On Pre-Draft Visit - Doug Kyed - Good stuff from Kyed as he reports the Patriots hosted the tight end yesterday.


New England Patriots 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage looks the part, but is inconsistent - Nick Underhill - Underhill has a good read on Savage, and feels he might have too much faith in his arm or suffers from poor decisions.


Patriots exercise Nate Solder's fifth-year contract option - Andy Hart - Hart cites a report that the Patriots have exercised Solder's option, giving him a raise and locking him up for another season.


2014 NFL schedule: Rex Ryan's Jets face one of league's rockiest early season roads - Dan Wetzel - Wetzel has comments from Rex Ryan about their match-up against New England coming off of a game against Denver, who says "We'll be up for it."


Bengals draw Broncos, Pats, Browns in primetime - Paul Dehner Jr. - This is a view from Cincinnati, with a mention of the fact the Patriots are set to face the Bengals this year.


Miami Dolphins to open vs. Patriots, play Bills and Jets in prime time - Adam Beasley - Here's a local take out of Miami on the Dolphins opening up against New England.