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Weekly Patriots chat recap: Twin towers of Rob Gronkowski and Scott Chandler

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a New England Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at 3 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Twin towers in the red zone with tight ends Rob Gronkowski (6-foot-6, 265 pounds) and Scott Chandler (6-7, 260).

2. Random observations from the Patriots' rookie class.

3. Who is stepping up from a leadership perspective?

4. Possible cornerback comparison: Free-agent signing Bradley Fletcher in 2014 to free-agent signing Leigh Bodden in 2009.

5. Linebacker Brandon Spikes fitting right in.

6. Logan Ryan and where he fits in the Patriots' cornerback mix.