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News Blitz 3/13: NFL free agency countdown continues

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At this point on Friday morning, the NFL still plans to move forward with free agency next week. Pro Football Talk says the league could change that as soon as this weekend.

Pro Football Focus did an analytics mock draft, handing the Patriots tight end Albert Okwuegbunam with the 23rd overall which is by all accounts a huge reach at this spot. Albert O blew up the combine with a blazing 4.49 40, but that didn't match up to his play speed. Make no mistake, he's a good Patriots prospect but likely won't go until the 3rd round.

Evan Lazar of CLNS dives into the veteran wide receivers out there that could fit the Patriots either via free agency or via trade. Some good developmental fits that won't break the bank, but are they enough to bring some excitement?

Jeff Howe of The Athletic takes a look back to a decade ago, when the Patriots laid a new foundation for the second portion of their dynasty that would get them to five more Super Bowls. Can they do it again in 2020?

Peter King tells WEEI that he thinks the Buccaneers will be more interested in Teddy Bridgewater than Tom Brady. Greg Bedard gives his thoughts on how it might play out for the Patriots if Brady were to depart.

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