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Monday, March 10, 2014
Patriots links around the Web

By Mike Reiss

A few Patriots-based links around the Web:

1. Patriots among solid fits for Sproles. Matt Williamson of ESPN.com's Scouts Inc.  lists the teams he views as the best fit for free-agent running back Darren Sproles, and the Patriots are on the list. Williamson explains his thinking, noting that while the Patriots have Shane Vereen as their "passing" back, a player like Sproles would further create matchup issues for defenses.

2. GM for a Day -- Talib the key. Mike Tanier of "Sports on Earth" continues the "GM for a Day" series with a detailed agenda for the Patriots. It starts with cornerback Aqib Talib and locking him up with a Brent Grimes type of deal.

3. Checking in with Patriots CB Ryan. Erik Frenz, who writes the "Going Deep" blog on Boston.com, hustled to Tufts University on Sunday to catch up with Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan, who said he's following "SportsCenter" like everyone else to see what happens with Talib.

4. Talib, Edelman, Mallett in the MMQB. Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" on TheMMQB.com includes a variety of free-agent thoughts, and it touches the Patriots in the form of Talib, receiver Julian Edelman (Cleveland a good landing spot?) and quarterback Ryan Mallett.