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New England Patriots links 6/28/18 - The Brady bargain: Ranks No. 1 in NFL, 99 in Madden, 11th in QB pay

Daily news and links for Thursday

New England Patriots v Buffalo Bills
Tom Brady makes just $6M more than Tyrod Taylor
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  • Michael Hurley appreciates how Tom Brady’s unparalleled greatness gets lost in the barrage of offseason local media reporting about him.
  • Phil Perry presents examples of how imperfect the ‘NFL top 100 player’ rankings are, but concedes at the end that they do show how Tom Brady is in a class of his own. /Like pulling teeth.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots 2018 Training Camp primer: Wide receiver.
  • Nick O’Malley looks at the 25 NFL free agents still available, why Dez Bryant is still unsigned, and who the Patriots could target.
  • Ryan Hannable puts together his All-time Bill Belichick Patriots team: Running back.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) 3 Remaining free agents who could help the Patriots.
  • Dakota Randall highlights a recent study that ranks Patriots fans among the NFL’s best. /Suggested file name: Wicked Diehards.
  • Michael Hurley comes up with what he feels is the proper solution to the NFL’s ‘Dr. Duvernay-Tardif’ jersey problem.
  • Lauren Campbell discovers Tom Brady playfully trash talking CBs Aqib Talib and Richard Sherman on Instagram.
  • Ricky Doyle notes Shaquille O’Neal has an interesting scouting report on Rob Gronkowski. “He’s the craziest white guy I’ve ever seen in my life,” Shaq said Tuesday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Bill Polian skeptical of Julian Edelman’s appeal of PED suspension.