Picked-up Patriots pieces around Web

June, 5, 2014
Jun 5
10:15
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A few picked-up New England Patriots pieces from around the Web:

Why Wilfork intrigues for Patriots: Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com goes through each team in the NFL and picks one intriguing player in 2014. His choice for the Patriots -- defensive lineman Vince Wilfork. "This defense is still hardly loaded with individual brilliance, and if Wilfork can cull something and give Bill Belichick one more excellent season, then I really like the odds of the Pats being a top seed and being able to show that 3-4 front they prefer more times than not opens things up for guys like Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower off the edge," La Canfora writes.

Harrison reportedly showed up late: Nick Underhill of MassLive.com reports that wide receiver Mark Harrison, who was released Wednesday, might not have helped his cause by showing up to a voluntary organized team activity late this week, according to a source.

Where Patriots are weakest: In an NFL-wide look at teams with glaring weaknesses on their roster, Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com picks No. 1 wide receiver for New England. "They have a lot of bodies to take to camp, but are there any big-play deep threats? They have to hope Aaron Dobson, the second-year player, emerges in that role," Prisco writes.

Health and depth the key: In an Insider piece for ESPN.com, Cian Fahey of Football Outsiders breaks down the AFC East and areas in which each team is vulnerable. Fahey picks "health and depth across the board" for the Patriots. Tight end, defensive line and offensive line are mentioned.

Brady gets a nod in best-over-30 list: Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News puts together his list of the best players in the NFL over the age of 30. Quarterback Tom Brady checks in at No. 8 on the list.

THURSDAY'S PATRIOTS SCHEDULE:
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- Organized team activity (open to reporters)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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