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New England Patriots links 7/25/17 - Pre-camp questions, projections and predictions

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New England Patriots v New Orleans Saints
Pats counting on Brandin Cooks’ ability to beat one-on-one matchups.
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  • Christopher Price (BostonSportJournal) Slater: We don’t believe the undefeated hype.
  • Christopher Price (BostonSportsJournal) Devin McCourty dismisses talk of 19-0.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) The inevitable 'Patriots 16-0' predictions are starting and I want no part of it.
  • Ryan Hannable is so done with the 19-0 talk before the Patriots have even run a single drill in training camp.
  • Mike Reiss addresses some of the top questions at the start of training camp: Expectations and excitement as high as ever.
  • Ron Borges grabs a big bucket of ice water to throw on over-zealous Patriots fans who expect the Patriots to repeat as Super Bowl Champions.
  • Mike Reiss offers his 53-man roster: Intense competition for reserve roles at the offensive skill positions could create some interesting roster decisions.
  • Glen Farley takes a turn predicting how the 53-man roster will look.
  • Greg A Bedard (BostonSportsJournal) 5 Patriots nuggets from Football Outsiders Almanac 2017.
  • Adam Kurkjian takes a closer look at the defensive backs as we head into camp: Secondary projects as unit that won't be easy to pass on.
  • Marcus Stanois (MusketFire) New England Patriots Digest: Things to watch in training camp.
  • Ryan Hannable counts down the 20 most important Patriots in 2017: No. 1: Tom Brady.
  • Hector Longo (All22) The best ever, Tom Brady, beats the rookies into New England Patriots training camp.
  • Adam Kurkjian sees the linebacker position as one of the weaker units on the Patriots roster.
  • Ian Glendon (Cover32) Branch, Hightower to start camp on the Patriots PUP list.
  • John O'Callaghan (PatriotsWire) Could Rob Ninkovich be surprise cut in training camp? /Noooooo...
  • Matt Barbato (All22) Patriots and Packers will meet in Super Bowl 52, USA Today predicts.
  • Kevin Duffy explains why the Patriots' 2017 season will be most compelling year in franchise history.
  • Casey Bannon (PatriotsWire) ESPN explains why Patriots had best offseason for Super Bowl winner.
  • Hector Longo (All22) New England Patriots and over 12.5 wins: Free money or sucker bet?
  • CBS Boston helps us get to know the new Patriots: RB Rex Burkhead.
  • Phil Perry compares the 2007 Patriots versus 2017 Patriots: Secondary.
  • Mike Reiss talks about Bill Belichick’s history of giving young coaches the same chance he had when starting out in Baltimore 42 years ago. Meet this year's two new coaching assistants: Brian Belichick and DeMarcus Covington.
  • Adam Kurkjian Patriots Notebook: Dont’a Hightower, Alan Branch on PUP to open camp.