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New England Patriots links 7/26/17 - Deep roster means steep competition for starting spots

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Divisional Round - Houston Texans v New England Patriots
Dion Lewis celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Houston Texans.
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  • The Boston Herald offers a fans' guide to Patriots training camp.
  • CBS Boston also posts a fan guide to 2017 Patriots training camp.
  • Mike Reiss knows from experience the one thing to expect as players show up for camp, is for something unexpected.
  • Karen Guregian focuses on five camp battles to keep an eye on in the coming weeks: 1. Running back development.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Gillislee is primed for a big 2017 season for the Patriots.
  • Ryan Hannable picks 5 things to look for at Patriots training camp: 1. Who will be the third tight end?
  • Kevin Duffy takes a good look at the roster locks and the starting spots that are up for grabs.
  • Ryan Hannable examines the roster to figure out who are the locks, who is on the bubble, and who has no shot.
  • Mike Reiss gives us his starting lineup projection.
  • Zack Cox lists Cyrus Jones at the top of Patriots players with the most to prove at camp.
  • Doug Kyed ranks the Patriots most competitive training camp roster battles to watch: 1. Linebackers.
  • Rich Garven tells us 5 things to watch as camp opens: 1. Can Cyrus Jones (freshman flop) and Jordan Richards (sophomore slouch) live up to their draft status?
  • Mike Dussalt (PatsPropaganda) 5 Most intriguing Patriots of training camp.
  • Doug Kyed gives his version of the 53-man roster after the Patriots shook it up in the offseason: Who will David Harris replace?
  • Mike Reiss notes David Harris is switching to No. 45, his number from his days at Michigan.
  • Adam Kurkjian sees the Patriots deeper at the quarterback position than any other NFL team.
  • Adam Kurkjian evaluates the special teams position: Patriots have lingering issue with Stephen Gostkowski.
  • Evan Lazar points out the Patriots have carried at least one undrafted rookie free agent on their Week 1 roster for 13 consecutive seasons.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Tom Brady will turn 40 years old one week from Thursday, and he says he would like it to be just a regular day.
  • CBS Boston notes The MMQB ranks Tom Brady No. 1 among the NFL's top 400 players.
  • Kevin Duffy tells us why the Patriots are "role models" for Jerry Jones' Cowboys.
  • Mike D'Abate (Cover32) Opposition research: Ben Roethlisberger will have a lot to manage in 2017.
  • Phil Perry compares the 2007 Patriots vs. 2017 Patriots: Quarterbacks. ... even though it's the same guy.
  • Ian Glendon (Cover32) Cover32 Podcast: All things Patriots with Jerry Thornton of Barstool Sports. (1 hour 36 min.) /Worth a listen.
  • Steve Buckley thinks Red Sox manager John Farrell should learn some lessons from Bill Belichick.