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New England Patriots links 5/15/18 - Two left feet: Punter camp competition afoot

Daily news and links for Tuesday

Super Bowl XLIX - New England Patriots v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images



  • Zack Cox reports the Patriots signed left-footed rookie punter Corey Bojorquez to the 90-man roster after a tryout.
  • Doug Kyed writes the Pats are attempting to slip intriguing rookie WR Darren Andrews onto NFI/Reserve list after waiving him to sign rookie punter Corey Bojorquez.
  • Rich Garven sees Patriots rookie RB Sony Michel as a sturdy, speedy and physical playmaker.
  • Glen Farley notes Sony Michel knows Ivan Fears will ‘let him sit on the bench a little while’ if his fumbling issues continue with the Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss shares some thoughts on what to make of Tom Brady missing voluntary workouts.
  • Michael Hurley points out that even if Rob Gronkowski were to never play another down in the NFL, his career accomplishments are already quite staggering.
  • Nick O’Malley presents the all-time best Patriots by jersey number: 1-99.
  • Mike Reiss looks at what on-the-field changes might come with Brian Flores taking over for Matt Patricia.
  • Ryan Hannable takes the occasion of Rob Gronkowski’s 29th birthday to remind us that his best days may be behind him. /Gee, thanks... bet you’re a blast at parties.
  • Ryan Hannable points out that even though it’s been five months, Jacksonville WR Marqise Lee still isn’t over the loss to the Patriots in the AFC championship game. “we should’ve beat them.” /Close, but nah.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Help. Who’s who at Patriots rookie minicamp?
  • Joshua Schrock finds out how the Patriots first-round draft picks plan to spend their first NFL paycheck.
  • Phil Perry talks about the impact the Supreme Court ruling on sports gambling will have on the NFL and its fans, and the viewing experience.
  • Report (AP) NFL seeks help from Congress on sports gambling ruling.


  • Manish Mehta (NY Daily News) Jets claim discarded former Patriots offensive tackle off waivers ... can Gang Green turn Bill Belichick’s garbage into gold?
  • Maurice Moton (Bleacher Report) Predicting every team’s breakout player for 2018. Patriots: Deatrich Wise, DE.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) Why the NFL’s helmet rule won’t be game-altering as feared. /We’ll see...
  • Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) Regrading the 2015 NFL draft. Pats move from B- to a B.
  • Daniel Wallach (NY Post) Sports gambling ban lifted: What happens next?
  • Michael McCann (SI) How the Supreme Court sports betting ruling affects leagues, players and fans.
  • Dan Wetzel (Yahoo! Sports) This is how big the Supreme Court’s landmark decision on sports wagering will be in America.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) Here’s how NFL will embrace and cash in on sports gambling after losing in Supreme Court.
  • Michael McCann (SI) Why settling in memorabilia fraud lawsuit was the smartest decision for Eli Manning.
  • Priscilla DeGregory (NY Post) Eli Manning tries to explain away ‘smoking-gun’ email in memorabilia fraud case.