- Erik Scalavino continues his annual, position-by-position examination of the Patriots roster: Specialists.
- PFW in Progress Recap 7/7: NFL Top 100 Players; Game of Thrones.
- From the NFL - The 10 players who just missed the 'Top 100 Players of 2016' list. (4.06 min. video) Jamie Collins, Stephen Gostkowski make the list.
- Mark Daniels looks back at last year's narrative that the Patriots division rivals were gaining ground, and says that if they have it isn't much.
- Nick O'Malley posts some of the highest praise that Brady's competitors had to say about his play and - as many noted - his desire to win.
- Matt Dolloff finds fans on Twitter expressing their utter disgust at Brady finishing second place in the Top 100 list. /Mine included, heh heh.
- Henry McKenna recaps the discussion by NFL players on why it's so difficult to defend 'the beast called Gronk.'
- Tom E. Curran continues his countdown of the top 100 plays that shaped the Patriots' dynasty: Nos 35-36.
- Christopher Price counts down the 20 most important members of the Patriots heading into 2016: No. 15 Stephen Gostkowski.
- Matt Dolloff notes the NFL modified the 'Catch Rule' and says there may never be a completed catch again.
- CSNNE Early Editon discusses which Boston athletes are ‘most likely to go?’ (4 min. video)
- James Walker (ESPN) AFC East Q&A: What will Dolphins coach Adam Gase's impact be on Ryan Tannehill?
- Eric O'Connell (Behind the Steel Curtain) Why can't the Pittsburgh Steelers ever beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots?
- Gil Brandt (NFL.com) Jim Brown, Tom Brady among best offensive players I've seen.
- Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) NFL updates the catch rule and still manages to create more confusion.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Atallah points to "basic math" in explaining difference between NFL and NBA contracts.
- Gallery (NFL.com) Mind-blowing stats for the Top 100 Players of 2016: 10-1.
- Cameron DaSilva (Fox Sports) Ranking the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL. No. 9 Malcolm Butler.
- Doug Farrar (SI) The NFL’s best hybrid players. No. 8 Jamie Collins.
- best cornerback tandems. No Patriots. (NFL.com) NFL's
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) 2017 draft will be held in Philly, unless it won’t.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) All 17 referees will be back for 2016.
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