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News Blitz 6/21: Terrance Knighton at home in New England

Growing up in Connecticut, Terrance Knighton was a true New Englander.

The future NFL defensive tackle became a passionate sports fan, including a love of the Boston Celtics.

Now, Knighton is a member of his "hometown" football team, bringing his skills to the local NFL squad.

WEEI.com looks at how happy the Knighton family is that the big defender landed in New England this offseason as a free agent signing with the Patriots. "We are New Englanders," says Rochelle Knighton, Terrance's mom. "And this is home for him."

The Providence Journal says that free agent addition Chris Hogan is eyeing the No. 3 receiver job in New England.

ESPN continues a series of AFC East Q-and-A blogs with its division writers, today wondering if the rest of the teams in the division are that bad or the Patriots are that good.

CSNNE.com continues to rank the 100 best players of the Bill Belichick era in New England. A slideshow (WARNING!!!) moves the series from 85 down to 71 on the list. CSNNE.com also has former Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell saying he expects to be back to 2014 form this season in Cincy.

NFL.com says Hogan was the star of New England's offseason workouts. NFL.com also goes through the best all-time defensive players for each AFC franchise, with Andre Tippett getting the obvoius nod in New England.

MassLive.com ponders the possibility of Arien Foster landing in New England, after word that the running back will reportedly be healthy in time for training camp as he comes back from a torn Achilles.

Rams Hall of Fame father Jackie Slater tells TalkofFameNetwork.com that he's glad his son, Patriots special teams Pro Bowler Matthew, played football despite his parenting pressuresin the other direction.

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