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New England Patriots links 6/06/18 - Minicamp reports: Brady, Gronk return; Intensity ratchets up

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  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Belichick skillfully evades OTA questions.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick: I’ve always had a good relationship with Tom Brady.
  • Jarrett Bell (USA Today) As Tom Brady returns to practice, Patriots QB falls short of Bill Belichick’s standards. /Translation: Belichick made entire offense run a lap.
  • Highlights ( Best of Tom Brady at 2018 minicamp. (1 min. video)
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) Rob Gronkowski describes relationship with Bill Belichick, hints at wanting a new deal.
  • Jeremy Fowler (ESPN) Why Ben Roethlisberger’s absence isn’t an issue (yet). “While Brady’s relationship with the Patriots is perceived as shaky, Roethlisberger’s situation is different and shouldn’t be alarming...” /shaking my head.
  • Kalyn Kahler (SI) The odds aren’t in his favor, but Rob Gronkowski is all in on Gronkowski the horse.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) 2018 NFL schedule: Raiders have ugliest travel slate (31,732 miles), Panthers flying fewest miles (6,938). Patriots (11,042) sixth fewest.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( NFL Division Power Rankings: NFC South easily reigns supreme. AFC East ranks 8th.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Ryan Tannehill: Mobility will still be a weapon for me.
  • Afi Ahmed (Grandstand Central) The time it takes athletes to earn their pensions.
  • Michael Lombardi and Tate Frazier (The Ringer) GM Street Podcast: Odell Beckham Jr.’s contract, Gronk at minicamp, and Terrell Owens’s Twitter campaign. (25.35 min. podcast)