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News Blitz 3/28: Kraft talks Belichick, Brady, Butler and more!

Today’s News Blitz brings all the action from the league meetings in Arizona, including Robert Kraft meeting with the media.

Bill Belichick isn't going to be available to the media this week at the NFL meetings in Phoenix – the Patriots coach missed Tuesday's coaches' breakfast with the media thanks to a reported "scouting conflict" – but New England owner Robert Kraft did talk to reporters in Arizona on Monday.

The chat brought forth Kraft's interesting comments on his coach, his quarterback and a variety of other topics surrounding the Patriots busy offseason less than two months from a fifth Super Bowl victory.

The Boston Globe leads things off with Kraft relaying Tom Brady's intentions of playing another six or seven seasons despite the quarterback preparing to turn 40 this summer. The Globe also has Kraft saying he'd like restricted free agent cornerback Malcolm Butler to remain in New England.

The biggest league news at the annual meeting was owners approving the Raiders move to Las Vegas, which the Globe says is a gamble.

The Boston Herald says the Patriots still need to plan for Brady's successor, even with the quarterback planning to play well into his 40s. The Herald passes along Kraft saying NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is welcome at the Patriots 2017 season opener and banner-raising. The Herald also has Kraft declaring that the Patriots are well positioned for the long haul as well as the owner hoping to see Butler in a Patriots uniform this coming fall.* Herald columnist Ron Borges writes that the Raiders are taking a big gamble moving to Vegas. The *Herald also tracks down Gronk DJ-ing down in Miami. points out that Belichick was in attendance at the University of Florida pro day rather than the media breakfast in Arizona. passes along Dolphins owner Stephen Ross' response to Brady's desire to play six of seven more years – "good luck." points out that Kraft compared wide receiver Brandin Cooks' arrival in New England this offseason to that of Randy Moss back in 2007. also offers advice as to how Butler can get paid. has an interesting story in which Giants co-owner Steve Tisch claims that Kraft told him that New York would have beaten the Patriots if the team had actually advanced to Super Bowl LI. has Dolphins V.P. Mike Tannebaum declaring that the team isn't only focused on catching the Patriots in the AFC East, but trying to "build a program" in Miami. debates the best fit for Revis' future, and interestingly none of its panelists lists the Patriots. breaks down how low-profile free agent addition Lawrence Guy's versatility could fit on the New England defensive line.

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