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New England Patriots links 7/07/17 - Forget midseason, Tom Brady in 2007 form

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  • Erik Scalavino takes some time to absorb what little we've seen of the 2017 Patriots, and where they stand before training camp.
  • Angelique Fiske reports that after retiring from football, Dane Fletcher opened up a training facility in his hometown.
  • Patriots All Access - Roundtable: Steve Burton, Mike Reiss and Paul Perillo discuss what they saw at mini camp and what the expect heading into the 2017 season. (4.28 min. video)
  • looks back at the Patriots ring ceremony and what the Super Bowl win meant to some of the players. (2.56 min. video)
  • Don Banks - Banks' Shot: Jeff Fisher hopes for a third chance. (1.47 min. video)


  • Mike Reiss notes that since 2000, the Patriots have had five starting QBs (thanks, Roger) to the Dolphins' 17.
  • Jon Schlosser (All22) Patriots QB Tom Brady in 2007 form.
  • Michael Hurley discovers this year's writer/analyst who decides to declare Tom Brady's arm strength is declining. /Always has to be one.
  • Ryan Hannable counts down the 20 most important Patriots in 2017: No. 13 James White.
  • Jon Schlosser (All22) Analyst: I don’t think Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is going to stay in New England.
  • Kevin Dillon notes that of the 90 players on the team at this point in 2016, only 47 are still in New England. Where are the other 43 now?
  • Ryan Wooden (All22) 3 Free agents who could help Patriots at training camp.
  • Andrew Mahoney Patriots Notebook: Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola getting a head start.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Patriots’ Nate Ebner looking to put fellow safety Patrick Chung on ice.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Patriots LB Elandon Roberts hosting NFL stars to fight heart disease July 15.
  • Danny McDonald notes Tom Brady’s book has already rocketed to the top of Amazon’s print best-sellers list.
  • Olivia Vanni tells us Tom Brady’s book, TB12 Methods, ‘will dive into his personal regimen and how he approaches different aspects of wellness, such as strength training, cognitive fitness, recovery and daily habits’. "Dashing good looks and smokin’ supermodel wife both sold separately."


  • Staff (Athlon Sports) New England Patriots 2017 team preview and prediction.
  • James Walker (ESPN) AFC East Q&A: Should the Dolphins stick with Ryan Tannehill?
  • Christian D'Andrea (SB Nation) Bill Belichick’s top 10 wins ranked by how happy they made Patriots fans.
  • Adam Schein ( Ranking divisions by quarterback: NFC South reigns supreme. AFC East 5th, with Jets QB listed as ???
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) Seven NBA-esque trades that NFL teams should make before the trade deadline.
  • Jeff Diamond (Sporting News) NFL players need to stop complaining about NBA money.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Toay) The five fiercest training camp battles.
  • Jennifer Gould Kell (NY Post) Patriots owner spent $90K on a 4-day Hamptons hideaway.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) When Peyton Manning wanted to be pulled from a blowout, Bruce Arians refused.
  • Nick Shook ( Colts to unveil Peyton Manning statue in October. Other two star athletes he pencils in for statues: Tom Brady and LeBron James.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballtalk) Two players are eligible for next week’s supplemental draft.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Will NFL ever embrace ads on game jerseys?