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Friday, May 16, 2014
Bonus Patriots chat recap

By Mike Reiss

A bonus Patriots chat was added to the schedule on Friday. The chat kicked off at 11 a.m. ET. It can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Potential salary-cap relief for the Patriots as it relates to Aaron Hernandez.

2. Getting deeper into the discussion of first-round pick Dominique Easley and the risk associated with his selection.

3. Some initial impressions of the undrafted rookie class.

4. Using TE Zach Sudfeld as a reminder of jumping to conclusions too quickly on young players.

5. Spirited debate over the Patriots drafting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round.

6. Is Brandon LaFell being overlooked in the wide-receiver picture?