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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Weekly Patriots chat recap

By Mike Reiss

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a New England Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 12 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. A closer look at some of the big safeties in the draft, including Washington State's Deone Bucannon.

2. More on the Patriots' interest in quarterback prospects.

3. Are we overrating the need for a "move" tight end?

4. Dissecting how great of a need the team has at receiver.

5. Evaluating when it might be too early to draft a running back.

6. Replacing linebacker Dane Fletcher with a prospect from this year's draft.