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News Bllitz 2/27: Dobson working to prove himself

There are really three types of stories surrounding players these days – their contracts, their health or their off-field actions in this post-season lull in the NFL calendar.

Earlier this week we saw examples of two of those coming together with Devin McCourty talking about his contract situation during an event in the community.

Today, the Boston Herald brings an update on injured Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson, who is apparently working out hard in Arizona to try to prepare for what could be a make-or-break third season in the New England. has a recap of Patrick Chung's Friday appearance on NFL Network. The site also continues its look at the Patriots offseason contract issues by breaking down the financial market for free-agent-G-to-be Dan Connolly, while giving a theoretical contract proposal for McCourty. Patriots Insider continues his series of New England positional breakdowns with a look at tight end. The site also notes Tom Brady's latest Facebook Photoshop funny. has a blog entry this morning on Shane Vereen laughing off his supposed desire to ink $5 million per year deal in free agency, a story that's surprisingly similar to our own blog entry from yesterday afternoon here on

Finally, the Springfield Republican continues a series on potential Patriots draft prospects with a look at Ohio State WR Devin Smith.

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