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New England Patriots Links 5/18/15 - Brady Fully Participates in OTAs; Kraft Speaks Out

Daily news and links for 5/18/15

Matthew Slater gave inspiring commencement speech at Fisher College
Matthew Slater gave inspiring commencement speech at Fisher College
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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts from the Patriots and around the NFL: Tom Brady has made it a point to not miss a single voluntary workout.
  • Christopher Price Sunday NFL Notes: An early 53-man roster projection for the 2015 Patriots.
  • Ben Volin Sunday Football Notes: Rookie minicamps are proving to be especially dangerous; Various deflategate notes; Teams taking heat for military salutes; More.
  • Ben Volin believes Ted Wells must clarify why he said the Patriots did not cooperate, in light of the new information that came out last week.
  • Kevin Walsh reports the Patriots released more emails to
  • Tom E. Curran asserts Deflategate should have been a blip on the radar, but Roger Goodell's overzealous underlings may end up flying him into a mountain.
  • Rich Levine reminds everyone that if there was no deflating, then it doesn’t matter if someone called himself The Deflator.
  • Tom E. Curran says Roger Goodell should save face and get out of hearing.
  • Mike Reiss hears from Dominique Easley who is still on the rehab track and plans to be ready for camp. Easley weighs in on Vince Wilfork's departure and Jimmy Garoppolo's preparedness.
  • Gayle Fee reports Matthew Slater gave an inspirational commencement speech to Fisher College grads Saturday.
  • Mike Reiss reports Rob Ninkovich said Friday morning that he doesn't question the integrity of quarterback Tom Brady.
  • Tom E. Curran notes that this year the May owners meetings won't be business as usual.
  • Karen Guregian reports the spotlight will be on Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell as the NFL spring league meeting gets underway tomorrow in San Francisco.
  • Ron Borges says Robert Kraft isn’t quite there yet, but he’s teetering on the edge of becoming today's Al Davis.
  • John Zannis addresses the extreme positions used by Patriots fans and their detractors (putting it nicely) and what an independent arbitrator would tell them.
  • Mike Reiss takes a deeper look at the Patriots' rebuttal.
  • Steve Buckley tries to tackle the 'Brady's legacy' question and concludes that history will probably be kind to him when he dies.