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New England Patriots links 7/04/16 - Rookies report to Gillette Stadium July 24

Daily news and links for 7/04/16

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For your July 4th reading pleasure: The Declaration of Independence. /Enjoy the holiday!



  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: The time Bill Belichick, Buddy Ryan had their teams meet for practice.
  • Ben Volin Sunday Football Notes: Why Andrew Luck did more for NFL quarterbacks than Brady, Rodgers, Wilson or Newton.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news & AFC East notes: Jabaal Sheard, Rob Ninkovich, Chris Long, Trey Flowers and Geneo Grissom give them plenty of options to set the edge, rush the passer or kick inside.
  • Jim McBride begins a series that analyzes the Patriots' status at each position: Quarterbacks.
  • Mike Reiss wonders which players might catch the Patriots' eye in 2016 joint practices.
  • Adam Himmelsbach reports the Celtics pull out the big guns: Tom Brady helped recruit Kevin Durant.
  • Juliet Pennington caught up with Rob Gronkowski to talk all things travel: 'I prefer the window with either no one next to me or a friend next to me and falling asleep.'
  • Tom E. Curran continues his countdown of the top 100 plays that shaped the Patriots' dynasty: Nos 43-50.
  • Christopher Price counts down the 20 most important members of the Patriots heading into 2016: No. 20 Cyrus Jones - No. 19 Matthew Slater.
  • Russ Goldman (PatsFans) Patriots Fourth and Two Podcast: Why the Pats will need to create more cap space and how they can do so.
  • AP Report - Hall of Fame locker room: A holographic experience.