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News Blitz 6/22: Gronk breaks the mold

There hasn't been a lot going on in Foxborough since the end of OTAs last week. The rookies are still finishing up some of their orientation work but most of the veterans are enjoying their last bit of down time ahead of the opening of training camp next month.

In terms of news there hasn't been much. ESPNBoston.com offers an interesting look back at a scout's take on the tight end position and what makes Rob Gronkowski so unique.

Also, ESPNBoston.com chats with Jonathan Cooper, the former first-round pick acquired from Arizona as part of the trade that sent Chandler Jones to the desert. Cooper says he's still dealing with some challenges stemming from his broken leg suffered in 2013.

Despite the fact that Donald Brown has never been an overly productive receiver in his career, the

While the Patriots roster appears to be quite formidable, MassLive.com says the team still has some areas of need, particularly running back and the interior offensive line.

The Patriots have plenty of impact free agents to deal with in the coming months and CSNNE.com says Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall could have an effect on deals for Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins.

WEEI.com has Hall of Famer Jackie Slater admitting that he initially tried to keep his son Matthew from playing football.

File this one under the category of careful what you wish for … actually who could have possibly wished for this … but Vince Wilfork is set to appear in **[

Finally, it appears as if Robert Kraft is part of a group that invested in UFC recently.

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