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Belichick talks at NFL Scouting Combine

BILL BELICHICK
BILL BELICHICK

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INDIANAPOLIS — Patriots coach Bill Belichick held a news conference Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine for the first time since 2009, speaking about the benefits of interviewing 300-plus prospects in one location.

What he didn’t do is provide much insight into the many decisions facing the Patriots this offseason.

Will the Patriots re-sign their top two free agents, receiver Julian Edelman and cornerback Aqib Talib? Will they use the franchise tag on either player? Will they offer contract extensions to Vince Wilfork, Logan Mankins, Devin McCourty, or Stephen Gostkowski to lower their 2014 cap numbers and provide much-needed relief for the Patriots, who enter the offseason with just $7 million-$8 million of space below the projected salary cap of $130 million?

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