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News Blitz 4/20: Schedule analysis; Santos tributes

Gil Santos' legend as the longtime Patriots radio play-by-play man is immortalized with his spot in the team's hall of fame.

But the death of the iconic voice of New England's football team – booming pipes that produced some of the most memorable calls in Boston sports history – brought about plenty of stories of Santos' greatness both inside and out of the broadcast booth.

The Boston Globe notes that Santos died on this birthday. The Globe also looks back at some of Santos' historic calls. The Globe writes that Santos was a New England broadcasting icon.

The other big news of the last day was the NFL's relsease of the 2018 schedule.

The Boston Herald writes that year after year Santos delivered. The Herald Patriots notebook looks at the schedule. The Herald has Bill Belichick paying tribute to Santos.

NBC Sports Boston has one of those annoying slideshows looking at the Patriots 2018 schedule. NBC Sports Boston writes that the Patriots are looking for smart, tough, athletic offensive linemen.

NFL.com ranks the best 2018 prime time games, with the Patriots being involved win the No. 2 contest on the list.

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