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News Blitz 3/14: Stephon Gilmore checks in

The Patriots have been quite active in the early days of free agency, signing Stephon Gilmore and Lawrence Guy while adding Dwayne Allen, Kony Ealy and Brandin Cooks via trade.

ESPN.com takes a look at the most active teams thus far during the offseason and the Patriots find a spot among the top five.

One of the biggest storylines created from the early activity has been the situation involving Malcom Butler as he relates to Gilmore. ESPNBoston.com takes a look at some reasons why the investment in Gilmore over Butler was made. Speaking of Butler, the Boston Globe believes the corner has no leverage.

It doesn't look like the Patriots are done making moves either as Bengals running back Rex Burkhead was in Foxborough for a visit.

The Boston Globe believes the flurry of moves will translate not only in another Super Bowl title but an undefeated season as well.

Gilmore checked in the local media on Monday and explained how busy his day was. He said he hopes to play alongside Butler in a Patriots secondary that could potentially be one of the best in football. Meanwhile, the Boston Herald also says Butler feels stung by the Gilmore signing.

The Boston Herald says Dont'a Hightower's latest free agency stop has him in Pittsburgh.

CSNNE.com has Ealy explaining how playing with Tom Brady should help him learn how to sack more quarterbacks. CSNNE.com also writes that it's been surprising that a healthy market hasn't developed for Hightower.

Finally, NESN.com offers a mock draft.

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