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News Blitz 5/15: Gostkowski still kicking

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The Patriots are in the midst of their offseason work at Gillette Stadium and with many players in and around Foxborough a few have taken some time to chat with the media over the past few weeks.

On Tuesday a pair of players – kicker Stephen Gostkowski and fullback James Develin – met with reporters to discuss their offseasons.

The Boston Globe writes that free agency was a weird experience for Gostkowski. The Boston Herald says Gostkowski loves the challenge of being a Patriot. The Providence Journal says the kicker hopes to finish his career in New England. NBC Sports Boston has Gostkowski expressing the desire to continue handling kickoff duties after the Patriots drafted Jake Bailey last month. Bailey is a punter who also can be used to kick off.

Develin was also available to the media on Tuesday and the fullback said he was not angry about being left out of the Pro Bowl, largely because he got to play in a much better bowl.

Rookie first-round pick N’Keal Harry signed his contract. The Boston Sports Journal says opportunity is knocking for another Patriots wide receiver – Dontrelle Inman.

MassLive.com explains why Benjamin Watson may have a leg up on the competition at tight end.

WEEI.com has Josh McDaniels talks about McDaniels’ approach with rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham.

How committed is your team to its quarterback? ESPN.com takes a look at all 32 teams and weighs their level of commitment.

Defensive line coach Bret Bielema told NBC Sports Boston he was excited to learn the Patriots drafted one of his former players, offensive lineman Hjalte Froholdt.

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