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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Picked-up Patriots pieces around Web

By Mike Reiss

A few picked-up pieces with a New England Patriots twist from around the Web:

Rookies travel to NFL's symposium. The league's annual rookie symposium takes place this week in Ohio. The NFC rookies have been in Ohio since the start of the week and now the AFC rookies arrive today, as Patriots first-round pick Dominique Easley posted on Instagram this morning and sixth-round pick Jon Halapio tweeted early this morning.

Revis lands on list of intrigue. Adam Schein of NFL.com makes a list of nine players across the NFL he points to as most fascinating to follow in 2014, and No. 1 on the list is cornerback Darrelle Revis. "If Revis reclaims elite status, it changes everything at the back end of the New England defense," Schein writes.

McCourty talks Revis, contract, Belichick/Schiano. Patriots safety Devin McCourty was a guest on the premier episode of "NESN Live" and he discussed how Revis has fit into the team's culture and how players are already ribbing him. McCourty also touches on entering the final year of his contract and talks about how much he enjoys playing for the Patriots. In a second segment, McCourty plays a lighthearted game on the set, answering some "tough" questions.

Perception of running back corps in New England. Eric Edholm of Yahoo! Sports' "Shutdown Corner" blog lists the running-back-by-committees that are most interesting/effective and he puts New England at No. 4.