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News Blitz 6/16: Focusing on the rookies

The Patriots are scheduled to wrap up their final OTA practice of the spring on Thursday but since the media won't get another look at the team until July 28 when training camp practices open, it's time to offer some thoughts on what has been observed.

ESPNBoston.com takes a look at the performance of the rookies during the spring, focusing first on offensive lineman Joe Thuney.

Martellus Bennett has been comparing Rob Gronkowski and himself to Batman and Robin. Bennett, who appeared on ESPN's First Take, also mentioned how Tom Brady's personality is contagious. Speaking of Gronk, the

Elsewhere around the league, WEEI.com has former Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell comparing Andy Dalton, his new quarterback in Cincinnati, to Brady.

Nationally, ESPN.com's Bill Barnwell breaks down the top offensive triplets in the NFL. The Patriots rank quite high on the list.

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