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

Daily news and links for 6/06/16

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  • 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.


  • 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 ( Nine NFL coaches and players facing make-or-break seasons.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( 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.


  • 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.