Johnny Manziel to the Patriots?
Stranger things have happened, like Tim Tebow coming to Foxborough for a summer look a few years back. Manziel was in the news on Thursday after conducting a workout in San Diego that featured more than a dozen NFL teams, and reports indicated the former No. 1 pick threw the ball well.
So is he headed to New England as a possible backup candidate? ESPN.com says it's not crazy to think it could happen but it's unlikely. NBC Sports Boston says the Patriots were one of the team in attendance.
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The Boston Herald says the Patriots offseason moves have given the team some flexibility when it comes to next month's draft. Boston Sports Journal says the Patriots want to control the edges on defense.
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