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Picked-up Patriots pieces

4/14/2014

A few picked-up pieces on the New England Patriots' trail:

Schefter on Patriots' draft strategy. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter files his weekly mailbag and analyzes the Patriots' draft strategy. At quarterback, Schefter writes, "How much value does Ryan Mallett really have right now? Not as much as the Patriots or their fans would like, though that always could change this summer."

Tom Brady scheduled for another Kentucky Derby. We remember how excited quarterback Brady was last year at the Kentucky Derby when Orb won. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports that Brady is scheduled to attend this year's Derby as well. Brady was also busy on Saturday, shooting a commercial in Beverly, Mass.

C.J. Mosley in the mix at 29? Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com matches up the Patriots' needs with possible prospects, and he explains how linebacker C.J. Mosley, an extension of Alabama coach Nick Saban on the field, could surprisingly be available.

Patriots free-agent perspective. When analyzing the Patriots' free-agent activity from a salary-cap perspective, Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com gives the Patriots a "B" grade.