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News Blitz 5/23: Clayborn gets Hall call

Today’s News Blitz leads off with New England legend Raymond Clayborn talking about his induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame.

Each spring fans are afforded the opportunity to vote on for one of three finalists vying for induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame.

Of late, by no one's fault, the process has tended to favor modern-era candidates from the recent run of Super Bowl glory.

But this year, a very much deserving but more aged member of New England lore beat out a couple such modern candidates to earn his spot in the Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon.

As the Boston Globe notes, Pro Bowl cornerback Raymond Clayborn will become the 26th member of the Hall during an induction ceremony later this year. wonders if the 2017 Patriots are as talented as the 2007 New England squad that put forth a 16-0 regular season while re-writing the record books. says Clayborn was “totally surprised” by the Hall honor. notes the Patriots re-signed practice squad wide receiver DeAndrew White, bringing New England to the 90-man roster limit. writes about Clayborn’s Hall nod, and then wonders which current Patriots deserve to eventually be in the team’s Hall of Fame. says that owners are expected to approve a couple rules changes, cutting overtime to 10 minutes and allowing for a second player to return from injured reserve.

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