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Patriots.com News Blitz - 3/19/2008

A pair of New England Patriots scouts ventured over to the Boston College campus Tuesday to evaluate several Eagles and other local college prospects available in next month's NFL Draft.

While many NFL eyes were on QB Matt Ryan, the Pats were likely more interested in a number of other players, including Rhode Island native Jamie Silva, an All-American safety for BC.

Silva acknowledged that he's had discussions with Patriots officials recently, and that the talk has been about where he might fit in with New England.

"They've said strong or free [safety], so I'm down to play wherever they put me in. And special teams," Silva told the Boston Herald. "I guess a lot of teams are considering me a special teams guy that will make his way onto defense but will contribute heavily on special teams."

"I just want to get out there and play football," he continued in The Providence Journal. "Hopefully, I'll get on a team come April, and rookie camps start after that. I'll need to impress the coaches and make the team."

The Sporting News writes that because they haven't been as active in free agency as last year, the Patriots will look to make a splash in April's Draft.

And if you haven't heard, WR Randy Moss is going postal ... in a good way.

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