- Connor Fulton (MusketFire) 10 Most promising sophomores on the Patriots roster.
- Mike Reiss notes that an off-the-line LB has to be able to think quickly and do a lot. The Patriots have two of the best in Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower.
- Kirk von Kreisler (MusketFire) The resurgence of Patrick Chung.
- Tom E. Curran continues his list of the top 100 plays that shaped the Patriots' dynasty: Nos 49-50 and 47-48.
- Chris Mason reports that according to NFLN countdown, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are in the top 10 best players in the league.
- Mike Renner (Pro Football Focus) Why the Pats have the best short game in the NFL.
- Oliver Thomas (247 Sports) Projecting every Patriots undrafted rookie's 53-man roster odds.
- NFL Nation (ESPN) Roundtables: Burning questions for all 32 teams.
- Michael Schottey (Forbes) NFL power rankings: How every team stands during the summer break. No. 1. New England Patriots: "The Patriots are the best the NFL has to offer... "
- Phillip Heilman (Florida Times-Union) Which teams have a true No. 1 edge rusher? Patriots in the "Our guy is gone" category.
- Nathan Jahnke (Pro Football Focus) 5 Best NFL tight end contracts. No. 1 Rob Gronkowski.
- Oliver Thomas (247 Sports) Pro Football Focus: Jamie Collins is AFC's eighth-best defender.
- Adam Schein (NFL.com) Aaron Rodgers, J.J. Watt, Cam Newton should rule 'Top 100' list. /You mean, behind Tom Brady, of course, right?.
- Bucky Brooks* (NFL.com) Five underestimated pitch-and-catch combos to watch in 2016. No. 5 Tom Brady to Chris Hogan.
- Tadd Haislop (Sporting News) Andrew Luck's contract is cringe-worthy when compared to other top QBs.
- Phillip Heilman (Florida Times-Union) 2016 NFL preseason preview. No. 25. Miami Dolphins: Still looking for first winning season with QB Ryan Tannehill.
- Phillip Heilman (Florida Times-Union) 2016 NFL preseason preview: No. 24 Buffalo Bills: Rex Ryan's honeymoon will soon be over.
- Paul Zimmerman (The MMQB) Dr. Z's all-time team: Part I - Offense and Part II - Defense and special teams.
- Gregg Sussman (SportsGrid) Weather Channel anchors audition to replace Skip Bayless on "First Take". /File under "Awkward".
- Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Report: Goodell made $32 million in 2015.
DEFLATEGATE, DUMPSTER DIVE
- Nick O'Malley points out the absurdity of Jets DL Sheldon Richardson, who leads police on 143 MPH chase with 12-year-old in car getting suspended three fewer games than Tom Brady.
- Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) NFL: "Credible evidence" needed for discipline, not investigation of possible PED violation.
- Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) Battle between NFL and players over Al Jazeera Report is about power, not PEDs.
- Jake Shearman (TrendingTopLists) Top 7 worst teams to ever win a Super Bowl.