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New England Patriots Links 6/19/15 - Dobson Already Ahead Just By Being Healthy

Daily news and links for 6/19/15

Aaron Dobson is already ahead, just by being healthy
Aaron Dobson is already ahead, just by being healthy
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  • Adam Kurkjian reports Aaron Dobson finds himself in a position of strength. He's not injured, not watching from the sideline and has no lingering ailments.
  • Karen Guregian comes up with five top storylines she can't wait to get back to once training camp starts: Battle of the 3rd-down backs.
  • Kevin Duffy offers five predictions for the 2015 Patriots season: James White, Malcolm Butler, Scott Chandler, Travaris Cadet will each play big roles.
  • Jeff Howe puts together a statistical breakdown of how Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo performed this offseason.
  • Jeff Howe finds that Brady remained sharp, steady and in complete command of the offense through the four-week stretch of OTAs and minicamp.
  • Phil Perry notes that when Jimmy Garoppolo goes through a little bit of a rough two-minute stretch at practice, he knows "you gotta learn from each mistake".
  • Mike Reiss takes a closer look at the Patriots TE position, that currently sits at seven-deep.
  • Mike Petraglia tells us why 'in many ways, Jake Bequette symbolizes and embodies the 'Patriot Way'.
  • Tom E. Curran says playing tight end isn't just a last resort for Jake Bequette, but a role he looks more than capable of playing.
  • Tim Whelan Jr. believes that that the key to Michael Hoomanawanui's longevity is his versatility.
  • Christopher Price writes that Dominique Easley 'looms as a great unknown' as the post-Vince Wilfork era begins in Foxborough.
  • Mike Reiss updates us on the Patriots' financial outlook and where they stand compared with the rest of the NFL.
  • Mike Reiss posts the transcript of his weekly online chat: Pre-vacation clean-up.
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Mailbag: Cornerback roster competition is easy to predict.
  • Mike Reiss highlights Bill Belichick's final news conference of minicamp.
  • Tom E. Curran ranks the top 50 players of the bill Belichick era: No. 40 David Givens.
  • Jerry Thornton is dumbfounded as the media's 'Cardinals Excuse Tour' begins.