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New England Patriots links 5/23/17 - Brady, offense worked to stretch the field after 2015

Daily news and links for 5/23/17

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Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell helped Tom Brady stretch the field
Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell helped Tom Brady stretch the field
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  • Phil Perry notes Bill Belichick calls Phase Three of the  offseason program 'the learning phase'. Here are the positions where players have the most to learn.
  • Kevin Duffy tells us what he'll be keeping an eye on during OTAs: Jacoby Brissett and Rex Burkhead are among the players to watch.
  • Mark Daniels gives us five things to watch for during Patriots' OTAs.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Tom Brady, Patriots' offense make stretching the field a high priority.
  • Mike Reiss explores how this 2017 team stacks up with the Patriots team that went 16-0 in 2007.
  • Ian Glendon (Cover22) The 2007 Patriots; Part One: Building a juggernaut.
  • Doug Kyed gives us his Patriots 2017 breakout candidates, including Elandon Roberts and Mike Gillislee.
  • Tyler Sullivan (247 Sports) New England Patriots release video of offseason workouts.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Patriots fill out 90-man roster by signing wide receiver DeAndrew White.
  • Matt Monitto (PatsFootballFans) Belichick-era history of new Pats jersey numbers, Part I and Part II.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Heath Evans doesn't think Julian Edelman, Patriots will engage in contract dispute.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Tom Brady shares video of his son cheering on brother at soccer game.
  • Ryan Hannable picks out a few recent and current Patriots payers who will deserve consideration for the Patriots Hall of Fame when the time comes.
  • Mike Reiss notes Raymond Clayborn was surprised by the honor. He never won a Super Bowl with the Patriots, and figured that hurt his case for the team's Hall of Fame in the past.
  • Stephen Hewitt finds Ray Clayborn thrilled at his selection to the Patriots Hall of Fame.
  • Tyler Sullivan (247 Sports) Watch: Raymond Clayborn gets call to Patriots HOF, more reaction.
  • Boston Globe Staff Patriots Notebook: Raymond Clayborn voted into Patriots Hall of Fame; More.
  • Alex Reimer reports a Massachusetts police department names K-9 officer after Rob Gronkowski.
  • Jeff Howe (Vsporto) The Jeff Howe Show: Storylines to watch closely as Patriots begin OTAs (18.57 min. podcast) /One of my regular podcasts.
  • CSNNE Early Edition crew debates whether Julian Edelman is entering his last season with the Patriots, and whether he is due for a Wes Welker type exit. (1.52 min. video)


  • Cameron DaSilva (Fox Sports) 6 Things you didn’t know about the 10th biggest trade in NFL history: Randy Moss to the Patriots.
  • Jonathan Jones (SI) QB battles: As OTAs begin, which signal-callers have the edge to start in September?
  • Cameron DaSilva (Fox Sports) 13 NFL players who need to improve in one particular area this offseason. 'Stephon Gilmore: Hand use.'
  • Brent Sobleski (Bleacher Report) Predicting every NFL team's surprise rookie gem. Patriots: DE Derek Rivers.
  • The Top 100 ( See every 'Top 100' pick, Nos. 100-51. (5.18 min. video)
  • Judy Battista ( NFL Spring League Meeting: Owners likely to shorten overtime.
  • Jarrett Bell (USA Today) NFL should readopt sudden death overtime instead of reducing it five minutes.
  • Chris Chase (Fox Sports) Ranking every NFL stadium from best (Lambeau Field) to worst (FedEx Field). /Yeah, he's a hater, lol.
  • Charles Curtis and Steven Ruiz (ForTheWin) The definitive ranking of the 25 all-time greatest 'This is SportsCenter' commercials.
  • Joe Lemire (Vocative) New lawsuit says NFL knew of CTE for decades.
  • David Steele (Sporting News) CTE expert Dr. Chris Nowinski to NFL stars: Stop hiding concussions.