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New England Patriots links 5/21/18 - OTAs: No Brady, no Gronk... no problem?

Daily news and links for Monday

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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Did the Patriots really disrespect the Eagles? Will Gronk and Brady show up for Phase 3? Questions abound as the Pats prepares for OTAs.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Why what happened at LSU to QB Danny Etling makes him perfect player to backup Tom Brady; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: Andy Johnson was a gem and would fit right in today; More.
  • Doug Kyed thumbnails five positional roster battles he’ll be watching at OTAs: 1. Quarterback.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Five storylines to monitor for Patriots’ OTAs: 2. Can Cyrus Jones save his roster spot?
  • Ryan Hannable passes along reports that a large majority of the team will be on the field for the first voluntary OTA session of the spring today, but apparently not Tom Brady.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Report: Rob Gronkowski will eventually join Patriots for OTAs.
  • Karen Guregian NFL Notes: Don’t be surprised if Deatrich Wise Jr. and Derek Rivers rise up for Patriots; More.
  • Mike Reiss addresses his weekly Patriots Mailbag: Would Tom Brady be present if Jimmy Garoppolo were still in New England?
  • Phil Perry looks at the ways the Patriots can use the new kickoff rules to their advantage.
  • Ryan Hannable mentions how several Jaguars players are still talking about the AFC championship game and how they ‘should have beat’ the Patriots.
  • Matt Leode (PatriotsGab) From June 7, 2010: Rift between Patriots, QB Tom Brady over his missing OTA’s? /Brady and Moss joined OTAs in the second week. [HT Dave Brown].