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News Blitz 4/6: Richard Sherman deal next?

It's been quite an eventful offseason thus far for the Patriots and it may not be done. The Boston Herald reports the team is still very much interested in trading for Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman.

CSNNE.com offers some thoughts on Malcolm Butler, who would likely be out if the team indeed acquires Sherman.

Running backs remain in focus as the Patriots re-signed special teamer Brandon Bolden to add to the competition at the position.

The Patriots have been known to take some unconventional routes at times in the draft and this year could very well present a couple of opportunities to do so again. In the past the Patriots have rolled the dice on injured players, understanding that they wouldn't likely be available in the first year but recognizing the potential value of getting a first-round talent much later due to the injury.

That could the case this year with Michigan tight end Jake Butt and Washington cornerback Sidney Jones. Jones in particular was considered one of the best corners in the draft before rupturing his Achilles during his Pro Day workout last month. Butt tore his ACL in the Wolverines bowl game and may drop a round or two as a result.

ESPNBoston.com weighs the pros and cons of the Patriots grabbing one of the injured prospects in the draft later this month.

The Providence Journal feels slot receiver could be an area of need for the Patriots as they break down the wideouts available in the draft. NESN.com ranks the team's offseason moves thus far in order of importance.

Finally, ESPN.com looks at former tight ends coach Brian Daboll settling into his new role as offensive coordinator at Alabama by leaning heavily on his experience with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.

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