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News Blitz 2/20: Dealing with Gronk possibilities

One of the biggest offseason stories surrounding the Patriots is the possible retirement of Rob Gronkowski. The All-Pro tight end hinted at the possibility following the Super Bowl loss in Minnesota, and MassLive.com takes a look at how the Patriots might deal with such a significant loss.

Today is the first day teams can begin using the franchise tag, and the Patriots have a few candidates in that regard. The Boston Herald takes a look at some options New England has.

MassLive.com also looks at New England's available cap space and how that compares to others around the league.

On the draft front, Baker Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback out of Oklahoma, said he would like to learn from Tom Brady. WEEI.com has two other quarterbacks the Patriots may be interested in come draft time. Speaking of the player acquisitions, NBC Sports Boston wonders if the Patriots should make a splash with an edge player of stick with the kids and develop them.

The Boston Sports Journal continues its position-by-position look at the roster and today tackles the Patriots defensive line.

The Associated Press says there will be plenty of intrigue around the NFL in the coming weeks, and not just involving quarterbacks.

Finally, ESPN.com looks back in history and learns that on this date in 1960 the Patriots nickname was suggested by fans.

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