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New England Patriots links 5/18/18 - James White on Cordarrelle Patterson: Definitely a game-changer

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Cordarrelle Patterson runs over a Jets defender to score a touchdown
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  • Karen Guregian discovers Danny Shelton hasn’t been fully introduced to the hill he’ll be scaling after practices, but he’s prepared for it and all in on improving his endurance level.
  • Mark Daniels notes Danny Shelton admits the strength and conditioning workouts were ‘a struggle’ when he first came to New England, but he’s seeing improvement and hopes to slim down by September.
  • Mike Reiss tells us history shows the Patriots would be okay if Danny Shelton is a one-year rental.
  • Ryan Hannable reports new Pats DL Danny Shelton wasn’t happy at first that his 5th-year option wasn’t being picked up, but now he’s “just grateful for the opportunity to be here...”
  • Stephen Hewitt notes David Andrews is excited with his new Georgia Bulldog teammates, “They’re some good guys, they work hard, so I’m happy for them.”
  • Zack Cox can’t help but notice the roster is now littered with ex-Georgia Bulldogs.
  • Kevin Duffy sees Sony Michel destined for greatness with the Patriots.
  • Karen Guregian catches up with James White at a Children’s Hospital visit and relays why White thinks Cordarrelle Patterson will help the team on many fronts: “He’s definitely a game-changer.”
  • Mark Daniels talks with Cordarrelle Patterson on a community outreach and subsequently a team bonding event on Wednesday. “I’m ready for the season to start.”
  • Mike Reiss talks about the tradition of Patriots players happy to support the Celtics in the NBA playoffs and notes Dont’a Hightower and Devin McCourty were among the Pats in attendance for Game 2 vs. the Cavs.
  • Ryan Spags (WeThePeopleSports) Don’t blink Boston; We are witnessing the greatest 20 year period the sports world has ever seen.
  • Phil Perry notes Josh McDaniels says his role hasn’t changed, but he’s open to taking on more.
  • Tarringo Basile-Vaughan (ChowderandChampions) Patriots gridiron news: Malcolm Mitchell a key weapon for Tom Brady.
  • Ryan Hannable goes over some of the changes that could be coming to NFL kickoffs.
  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots Mailbag: How many roster spots are available after removing locks?
  • Zack Cox NFL Rumors: Patriots host former CFL QB Austin Apodaca for workout.