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New England Patriots Links 6/20/14 - Revis Does 180 on Belichick: 'He's a Player Coach'

Daily News and Links for 6/20/14

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  • Christopher Price gives us five picked-up pieces from the end of Patriots minicamp: It was difficult to gauge the work of either side of the line.
  • Mike Reiss notes Thursday's practice was moved inside the Field House and included a conditioning run.
  • Ben Volin tells us what we can learn from these offseason workouts: Not much. /Volin likes Gallon's chances of making the roster over Thompkins' or Boyce's.
  • Nick Underhill Minicamp takeaways: Kenbrell Thompkins MVP of minicamp; Garoppolo a mixed bag; James White impresses; Didn't see enough of Gallon or Easley; Unheralded hype award goes to CB Daxton Swanson and RB Roy Finch.
  • Mike Reiss tells us the Patriots concluded their three-day mandatory minicamp by playing a little futbol.
  • Erik Frenz shares his minicamp notes from Day 3: Easley was planting and cutting but did not participate in team drills; Rehab group included Ryan Mallett, Dustin Green, Darius Fleming, D.J. Williams and Jeremy Gallon; Jimmy Garoppolo continued his inconsistent ways.
  • Christopher Price Thursday minicamp notes: The D-linemen were working in a group with Easley wearing a long protective sleeve on his leg and limited in his pre-practice stretching, but appeared to be moving nicely; Wilfork made a nice interception in a drill; More.
  • Mike Reiss reports Dominique Easley was on the field for the last day of minicamp.
  • Doug Kyed posts a quick clip of Easley running drills at practice yesterday.
  • Ben Volin reports Alfonzo Dennard is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery. He injured his shoulder against the Browns on Dec. 8th.
  • Mike Reiss hears Darrelle Revis refer to Belichick as a 'player coach' and explain how his view of him has changed since he joined the Patriots.
  • Zuri Berry reports Darrelle Revis has high praise for Bill Belichick -- a far cry from his sentiments when he was a member of the New York Jets.
  • Christopher Price notes Darrelle Revis does a 180 on Bill Belichick. "He's a great coach."
  • Mike Reiss reports Vince Wilfork is ready for training camp and focused on the future.
  • Mark Farinella tells us Wilfork never doubted his return.
  • Doug Kyed picks his Patriots minicamp winners and losers: RB James White & WR Kenbrell Thompkins shine.
  • Mike Reiss explains how the Patriots got dragged into a story about Browns head coach Mike Pettine.
  • Greg Bedard on CSNNE says he would 'obviously' have left the Mike Pettine anecdote out of his column if he knew the reaction it was going to cause
  • Doug Kyed gives props to Belichick for 'going to the Rutgers well one too many times' with his picks of Duron Harmon and Logan Ryan.
  • ESPN Boston puts up some pics from day three of minicamp.
  • Mike Reiss posts the transcript of his weekly online chat.
  • Mike Reiss notes the Patriots waived first-year WR Reggie Dunn, leaving the roster at 89 players.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Dominique Easley was a full participant; Belichick was unamused when asked about allegations that the Pats have possessed the Jets' defensive playbook; Participation update; More.
  • Mark Daniels Patriots Journal: With Revis 'fine' and back at practice, the Patriots will head into next season with big expectations for their secondary; Revis admits developing good relationships with teammates and his head coach; Tommy Kelly praised Dominique Easley's work ethic, Vince Wilfork warned it's 'far to early' to evaluate anyone.