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New England Patriots links 6/22/18 - Rookie ‘thumper’ Ja’Whaun Bentley more than a run-stopper?

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NFL: New England Patriots-OTA
Rookie LB Ja’Whaun Bentley
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  • Erik Scalavino explores whether Eric Decker would be a good fit for the Patriots.
  • Lauren Williams talks about how the rookies visited with patients at Boston Children’s Hospital sharing small moments to create lifelong memories.
  • Patriots battle in life-size Operation game: David Andrews, Geneo Grissom and Derek Rivers attended the Mass General Hospital employee picnic and competed alongside MGH employees. (1.22 min. video)
  • PFW in Progress 6/21: Eric Decker to the Patriots? Plus, a look ahead to Patriots training camp with the announcement of the first public practice. (2 hour program)


  • CBS Boston notes the Patriots announce the start of 2018 Training Camp. First day of practice open to the public will be Thursday, July 26. The countdown is officially on.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) 2018 Patriots training camp primer: Quarterbacks.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) 5 Patriots who should be worried about their roster spot. Allen, Dorsett, Cyrus Jones, Gillislee and Roberts.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Brady: 2022. /Good read.
  • CBS Boston notes Tom Brady attended the U2 concert in Boston, sharing two videos in his Instagram story to showcase his singing skills. /cringe.
  • Tyler Sullivan (247Sports) Tom Brady is up for three ESPY Awards.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Trey Flowers projected to be a 2018 Pro Bowler.
  • Mike Reiss catches up with Nate Ebner on the challenges of playing rugby and the NFL.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Ranking Top-25 Patriots: No. 25 Deatrich Wise - No. 24 Matthew Slater.
  • Jerry Thornton (BarstoolSports) I take issue with Willie McGinest saying Brady will retire after his next Super Bowl win.
  • Kevin Duffy acknowledges that the Patriots do not need another wide receiver, but adds if the team is exploring an addition at WR, Eric Decker could be a fine choice.