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News Blitz 4/17: Another QB prospect visits New England
According to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, Jimmy Garoppolo is the latest QB prospect to visit the Patriots. The 6-foot-2 quarterback from Eastern Illinois threw 53 touchdowns in 2013 and has been rated as high as a first round pick in this year's draft. New England has clearly shown significant interest in the quarterback position, as this is their third visit with a top quarterback prospect. Teams are allowed a maximum of 30 in-house visits before the draft.
"Evans should be a top-10 pick, Beckham and Cooks are expected to be drafted between No. 10 and No. 25, and Lee and Benjamin still could be available when the Patriots pick at 29," says Kyed.
Rob Gronkowski is reportedly taking his time rehabbing this offseason. NESN.com says that Gronkowski's recovery is on schedule but that he will be more patient than ever when deciding to return to the field. According to the article, the Patriots pro-bowl tight end is set to begin jogging soon as part of his rehab.
"Rob Gronkowski's knee might be healed by the time the New England Patriots begin training camp, but that doesn't mean he'll be on the practice field," explains the article.
But if you ask Comcast SportsNet's Tom Curran, he'll tell you there's no need to panic just yet. Curran says that he's heard Gronkowski is "moving well and progressing tremendously in his rehab."
"If Gronk isn't ready at the start of the season due to his comeback from ALC surgery, Seferian-Jankins could potentially step right in and help pick up some of the slack," writes Guregian.
Yesterday, Bill Belichick turned 62 and even though he's one of the oldest coaches in the NFL, Mike Reiss explains that he doesn't expect Belichick to retire any time soon. In an interview last month at the NFL's annual meeting, Belichick told reporters why he still coaches, "I just enjoy it. I don't know why. I just do."