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News Blitz: Offseason plans

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The offseason is underway and people are starting to take stock of the Patriots roster. Despite coming off a sixth Super Bowl title, the Patriots have some holes to fill and will begin doing so in the draft and through free agency in the coming weeks.

The Providence Journal offers some positional looks and believes there isn’t much depth at the receiver spot behind Julian Edelman. WEEI.com believes Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley would be a logical free agent target. They also look at Mel Kiper’s projections for the Patriots at defensive tackle.

As for bringing Odell Beckham Jr. to Foxborough, the Boston Globe says this is not fantasy football. Boston Sports Journal says most people are missing something with regard to OBJ. MassLive.com offers 11 items the Patriots need to address prior to the start of the new league year.

MassLive.com wonders if Rob Gronkowski is already a first-ballot Hall of Famer.

NBC Sports Boston and WEEI.com think the Patriots will have a great chance to repeat thanks to an easy schedule. Tough to make those kinds of assertions before teams have even been formulated for 2019, but it’s the offseason.

Elsewhere, former Patriots center Dan Koppen has a new career brewing in Rhode Island.

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