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New England Patriots links 6/06/16 - Dion Lewis, Danny Amendola show rehab progress; Julian Edelman gets boot

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Daily news and links for 6/06/16

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LOCAL LINKS

  • Mike Reiss posts some quick-hit weekend thoughts from the Patriots and around the NFL: Pats top upcoming free agents can use Allen Hurns' deal as a guide.
  • Christopher Price Sunday NFL Notes: An early 53-man roster projection for 2016.
  • Ben Volin Sunday Football Notes: Why NFL offseason programs don't properly prepare players.
  • Cody Lachance (All Three Phases) Waiter? I’ll have the Pot Roast, please: Why Terrance Knighton will have a major impact on the 2016 New England Patriots defense.
  • Karen Guregian finds that the Patriots are the one in a lockdown position when it comes to Malcolm Butler.
  • Ryan Hannable reports the Patriots were well represented at Tom Brady's Best Buddies football game Friday night.
  • Doug Kyed talks with Julian Edelman at Friday night's Best Buddies event: ‘Great to see Tom Brady throw footballs.’
  • Jean Nagy posts some photos of Tom Brady, teammates and celebrities at Best Buddies' charity event Friday night.
  • Ryan Hannable reports Dion Lewis was participating in Brady's Best Buddies event, (going half speed and not cutting) and says his knee rehab is 'going well.'
  • Kevin Duffy catches Dion Lewis on his knee rehab: 'Whatever trainers let me do, I do it as hard as I can.'
  • Ryan Hannable posts a video of Danny Amendola moving well, after knee and ankle surgeries.
  • Hayden Bird tells us the meal Guy Fieri would cook for Tom Brady before a game. "They gotta be ready to turn and burn. And that dude turns and burns."
  • Christopher Price introduces us to the man who tried to convince Tom Brady to play baseball.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Trey Flowers looking to make year 2 jump for the Patriots.
  • Ryan Hannable updates us on Nate Ebner, and where he is at with the Olympic rugby team tryout process.
  • Matt Dolloff points out NFL Network trolling Patriots fans with the stupid Gronk-Lebron comparison.
  • Nik DeCosta-Klipa and Ryan Breslin post a video of Rob Gronkowski having his head shaved to raise cancer awareness, and then shaving the heads of others.
  • Keith Pearson notes Rob Gronkowski chose to talk haircuts, not contracts yesterday. "No, I ain’t talking about that," he said. "I’m all good. I’m happy."
  • Eryn Carlson reports Milton High School seniors on their way to prom ran into Rob Gronkowski in the Seaport District, and brought him in to a cool group photo.
  • Ryan Hannable finds Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia were among those to attend Robert Kraft’s 75th birthday party Sunday.
  • CBS Boston shares Tom Brady's Facebook tribute to Muhammad Ali by sharing an old photo of the two of them together, along with one of his favorite Ali quotes.

NATIONAL NEWS

  • Mark Morales-Smith (NFL Spin Zone) Sunday debate: Patriots win the AFC in 2016.
  • Oliver Thomas (247 Sports) Rob Gronkowski ranked second among NFL's most valuable targets.
  • Sheil Kapadia (ESPN) Five quarterbacks who thrived -- and five who stunk -- vs. the blitz in 2015.
  • Oliver Thomas (247 Sports) Damien Woody recalls what it's like to play under Bill Belichick.
  • NFL Live (ESPN) Patriots' 2016 defensive outlook. (1.40 min. video)
  • Mike Florio (ProFootbalTalk) Only 34 draft picks are unsigned.
  • Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) Here are players on the spot for all 32 NFL teams when the 2016 season begins. Patriots: Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) NFL strength of schedule: Breaking down home vs. road and more for all 32 teams.
  • Adam Schein (NFL.com) Nine NFL coaches and players facing make-or-break seasons.
  • Gregg Rosenthal (NFL.com) Things we learned from this week's OTAs: AFC and NFC.
  • Melissa Jacobs (SI) Week Under Review: Despite exciting NBA playoffs, NFL more entertaining.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) The NFL’s brewing information war: The fiercest matchup in football isn’t happening on the field — but it will determine the future of the game.
  • Nick Martin (Washington Post) ‘Where does it end?': NFL coaches resist technology’s advance onto sidelines.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Some coaches are concerned about security issues with tablet video.
  • Justin Twell (Inside the Pylon) To be an NFL fan in a land far far away.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) A London team is the talk of the NFL, but the league has a surprising No. 1 concern.
  • Matt Waldman (Rookie Scouting Portfolio) Writers project:Benjamin Watson's 131-yard pursuit of Champ Bailey.
  • Peter King (The MMQB) MMQB: Remembering the greatest.
  • Liz Farmer (Dallas Morning News) NFL player Aqib Talib reportedly shot at Dallas strip club.
  • Nicki Jhabvala, Troy E. Renck, Cameron Wolfe (Denver Post) Broncos' Aqib Talib "OK" after being shot in leg in Dallas.

DEFLATEGATE,DUMPSTER DIVE

  • Tim Graham (Buffalo News) Power Take: Fans may root for Brady ban, but players? Not so much.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Brady’s lawyers asked Ken Feinberg to submit a brief.
  • Staff (Sportal) NFLPA paying out millions in legal fees for Deflategate.
  • Braden Campbell (Law 360) Ex-NFL coach's flawed libel suit merits stay, Wells says.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) PFT vs. SAS, round two.
  • Nancy Armour (USA Today) Answers in CTE study will overshadow controversy.