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New England Patriots links 7/02/18 - Still blind on who starts at left tackle

Daily news and links for Monday

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Trent Brown
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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Ben Coates appreciates complete work of Rob Gronkowski. “Gronkowski (474) is on the cusp of breaking Coates’ franchise record for career regular-season receptions by a tight end (490).”
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: Who will take the slot snaps in case of #11 suspension?
  • Mike Reiss thumbnails the top five players who can help the Patriots get back to the playoffs: 5. Isaiah Wynn/Trent Brown.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots training camp battle preview: Left tackle.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Is there a glaring weakness on the Patriots roster?
  • Ryan Hannable talks about how the Patriots reportedly considered taking Alabama WR Calvin Ridley in the first round.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Patriots attend workout for Oregon State LB entering supplement draft.
  • Ryan Hannable discusses the reasons behind why the Patriots will not be holding joint practices this preseason.
  • Ryan Hannable lurks on Tom and Gisele’s Instagram accounts to let us know the Brady family is now in Montana, “...a sign his reported workouts with Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski could be coming soon.”
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Breaking down the 10 biggest cap hits on the Patriots roster.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Ranking top-25 Patriots: No. 20 Trent Brown.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) 3 Reasons for pessimism as Patriots prepare for training camp. No. 1, Bill Belichick doesn’t seem to be getting along with Tom Brady or Rob Gronkowski. /seriously, that’s no. 1. Painful...
  • Patrick Johnson (LastWordOnSports) The Patriots should trade for Earl Thomas.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) New England should stay away from Earl Thomas.
  • NBC Sports Boston hears Nick Foles on Philadelphia Fox 29, defend Tom Brady and the Super Bowl ‘handshake snub’.
  • Adam London notes Jimmy Garoppolo jerseys (2nd) are outselling Tom Brady jerseys (4th) so far this offseason. /Need that eye-roll emoji, stat!
  • Michelle Williams notes former Patriots LB Jerod Mayo’s dog went missing in suspicious circumstances, and the family is trying to get it back.
  • Ryan Hannable mentions how Robert Kraft made a ‘very generous’ donation to Alzheimer's fund in support of the Bowlen family.
  • Kevin Dillon reports Gillette Stadium will host a 26.2-mile marathon, the only Boston Marathon qualifier run entirely in NFL stadium.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) All of Roger Goodell’s ‘transparency’ talk doesn’t keep him from covering up what Jameis Winston did.
  • David Heim (PatriotsWire) Stop comparing Jameis Winston’s suspension to Tom Brady’s Deflategate punishment.