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New England Patriots links 5/18/17 - Brady concussion talk causes heads to explode

Daily news and links for 5/18/17

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  • Karen Guregian believes Tom Brady needs to speak up and clarify Gisele's concussions remarks. /Nah.
  • Tom E. Curran points out that if Tom Brady has had concussions, it's very likely he didn't tell the Patriots or their medical staff about them.
  • Mark Farinella says the question facing the Patriots right now is whether the league will take a newly aggressive stance toward injury-reporting rules.
  • Doug Kyed reminds us the NFL set a precedent to not punish the Patriots for Tom Brady's unreported concussion.
  • Alex Reimer looks at recent NFL history to determine whether the Patriots could face NFL discipline for not disclosing Tom Brady's alleged concussion.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Report: NFL Players Association will be ‘looking into’ Tom Brady concussion situation.
  • Henry McKenna (Patriots Wire) DeMaurice Smith addresses Tom Brady's concussion situation without addressing it.
  • Michael Hurley wonders if Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are on the same page with his career plan.
  • Zack Cox hears from former Giants DE Leonard Marshall that Gisele shouldn't have revealed Tom Brady's concussion history. Marshall was recognized for pledging to donate his brain for CTE research.
  • Bill Speros writes Gisele Bundchen’s concussion grenade tossed on "CBS This Morning" left one fact clear: She wants Tom Brady to retire from the NFL.
  • Doug Kyed notes Tom Brady was one of the most proficient passers last season on throws longer than 20 yards, and feels he should attempt even more deep balls this year.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Julian Edelman crushed personal slot receiving record in 2016.
  • Phil Perry reports the Patriots worked out former Brown Andrew Hawkins, despite being deep as ever at WR - more evidence Bill Belichick and his staff always on top of potential fits for their roster.
  • Mark Daniels reports that after missing all of last season, and losing close to 75 pounds, Sebastian Vollmer will retire.
  • Matt Barbato (All22) Patriots 2017 offseason recap: What went well, what went wrong.
  • Doug Kyed reports the Patriots released TE Rob Housler Wednesday after a failed physical.
  • Mike Reiss talks about the No. 3 TE spot.
  • Kevin Duffy notes the Patriots continue to explore options in free agency, looking to fill two open roster spots.
  • Kevin Dillon gives Tom Brady's teammates their own Madden covers. Even Ernie Adams and Jon Bon Jovi make the cut. /No one does crazy-eyes like Chris Hogan.
  • Nick O'Malley reports Devin McCourty visited Monson middle school Wednesday, after students win the 'DMac Gives Back' challenge.
  • Daniel McGinn introduces us to TJ Connelly, who has perfected the art (and science) of getting fans psyched up, for the Red Sox and Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss thinks the Patriots' tender on Blount was less about ensuring he'd be part of the roster and more about protecting their compensatory draft picks while potentially directing him outside of the AFC.
  • Mike Reiss focuses on how LeGarrette Blount’s time with the franchise will be remembered.
  • AP NFL Notebook: Running back Blount leaves Patriots for Eagles; New England is expected to receive a compensatory draft pick for losing the free agent.