Weds Patriots Links, Wrapping Up the Combine, Big Corners, DMac Extension

Steve Balestrieri
February 26, 2014 at 07:59am ET

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[caption id="attachment_1706" align="aligncenter" width="614"]Devin McCourty under the watchful eyes of Belichick and Kraft will be soon looked at for a contract extension. (SBalestrieri/PatsFans photo) Devin McCourty under the watchful eyes of Belichick and Kraft will be soon looked at for a contract extension. (SBalestrieri/PatsFans photo)[/caption]

Here is the latest New England Patriots news from around the web on Wednesday 26 Feb:

ESPN Boston:

Thoughts on possible McCourty extension: Mike Reiss takes a look at Devin McCourty’s current contract and says it isn’t a question of “if” but when he gets a new extension. Reiss also takes a look at what the market will probably bear for his services.

And now for those non-combine Patriots: Field Yates writes about some of the more well-known Patriots who didn’t get invited to the Combine in years past and reminds us that there is plenty of talent out there once the Draft comes around in May.


Lucky Seven: Taking A Look At How Some Possible Patriots  Did In Indy: Chris Price writes about seven of the more popular names attached to the Patriots in many of the early mock drafts and how well …or poorly they fared during the Combine.

4 Things We Learned From the CombTomine Tuesday: Chris Price looks at some of the DBs who shined on Tuesday including Shane Vereen’s brother Brock. He also writes about a mixed market for bigger corners.


Michael Lombardi’s Combine Paperwork Causes Browns Fans To Freak Out: NESN’s staff saw Twitter all agog with Cleveland fans ticked that Michael Lombardi was still using his draft notes in Indy with Browns logos still on them.

Bristol County Sheriff: Aaron Hernandez Could Face More Charges After Jailhouse Fight: NESN also looks at the altercation between former Patriot Aaron Hernandez and another inmate on Tuesday which could result in further charges.


Sharing an engrossing study of 2014 TE class: Tom E. Curran wrote about the Patriots need for a complimentary TE for Gronkowski and offers a look at the best of the Class of 2014 and what they bring to the table.

NFL scouting combine 2014: Jason Verrett, HaHa Clinton-Dix, Keith McGill, tall cornerbacks among Day 4's winners: Nick O’Malley writes about the best performances by DBs on Tuesday and who really shined in Indy.

NFL teams looking to follow Seattle Seahawks' big cornerbacks blueprint will be hard pressed to find the next Richard Sherman: Nick Underhill writes that the NFL is a copy-cat league and now everyone will want to emulate the Seattle Seahawks defense. But finding another Richard Sherman in the draft…Not so fast.