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New England Patriots Links 6/06/14 - Brandon LaFell's OTA Goal: Learn the Playbook

Daily News and Links for 6/06/14

Stevan Ridley finds a way to make himself stand out at the number-less OTA session.
Stevan Ridley finds a way to make himself stand out at the number-less OTA session.
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  • Christopher Price reports Brandon LaFell has a singular directive this spring: 'learning the playbook.'
  • Adam Kurkjian s Brandon LaFell admits to a crazy couple of months and needing to lean on his teammates for help getting up to speed.
  • Christopher Price notes Julian Edelman appreciates the value of durability over ability. "Being on the field ins priority No. 1."
  • Doug Kyed mentions Duron Harmon has been preparing like a starter, even though his job isn't locked down.
  • Jeff Howe observes Duron Harmon is working hard towards being the starter that starts alongside Devin McCourty at safety.
  • Nick Underhill points out how Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner provide tough competition for the Pats receivers.
  • Mike Reiss shares what stood out to him from Thursday's OTA: Belichick's expectations are crystal clear.
  • Doug Kyed takes attendance at OTAs: Alfonzo Dennard, Armond Armstead among absentees.
  • Phil Perry offers some quick takeaways from yesterday's OTA session: Garoppolo lets if fly.
  • Nick Underhill posts some of his observations from OTAs: Vince Wilfork took on an extended workload.
  • Doug Kyed tells us Jimmy Garoppolo struggled at times in the rainy conditions.
  • Mike Reiss posts the transcript of his weekly online chat: Good OTA session on a rainy practice field.
  • ESPN Boston posts a handful of photos from Thursday's team activity, which was held outside in the rain.
  • Field Yates details LB James Anderson's one-year deal.
  • Adam Kaufman calls Danny Amendola hanging up during a radio interview 'inexcusable and immature'. /I disagree.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Stevan Ridley says he is dead set on working to earn his job again; Ridley looks to Brady, 'the best player in the league' as the ultimate example of one who competes every day for his job; Wilfork, Kelly and Will Smith all made noticeable progress during OTAs; Edelman has the closest connection to Brady so far but he doesn't take that for granted; He and Brady have a 'continuous developmental process'.