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New England Patriots links 7/03/18 - Is Joe Thuney a roster lock?

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  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) 3 reasons for optimism as Patriots prepare for training camp. 1. They just made it to the Super Bowl.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots training camp battle preview: Wide Receiver.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) New England Patriots training camp primer: Offensive line.
  • Kevin Dillon offers some 2018-19 stat projections to get an idea what to expect from each offensive player.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Ranking top 25 Patriots: No. 19 Rex Burkhead.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Jacob Hollister: New England Patriots X-factors.
  • Ryan Hannable is putting together his all-time Bill Belichick Patriots team: Left Tackle.
  • Mike Cole writes “After a drama-filled offseason, Rob Gronkowski at least sounds committed as he gets set to enter the 2018 NFL season.” /’sounds’ committed”??? C’mon, man.


  • Jacob Feldman (SI) The Morning Huddle: Kam Chancellor’s retirement marks the end of two eras.
  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) Way-too-early NFL Week 1 best bets: Ride the Saints at home and bet against the AFC East.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) As Seahawks’ Legion of Boom disbands, is it time to anoint it NFL’s greatest secondary? /Brady beat it.
  • Anthony Defeo (BehindTheSteelCurtain) What if two of the NFL’s most convoluted rules had collided during the Jesse James play?
  • Staff (Pro Football Weekly) PFW’s Super 50: The NFL’s elite, regardless of position, from 50 to 1.
  • Eric Eager and George Chahrouri (Pro Football Focus) QB Clustering – PFF Forecast’s way of classifying quarterbacks.
  • Sam Monson (Pro Football Focus) Top NFL offenses by run concept from 2017.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) Meet the NFL’s newest generation of superstar pass rushers. Trey Flowers makes this list.
  • Hub Arkush (Pro Football Weekly) PFW’s 2018 edge rankings. (Previous positional rankings here.)
  • Quentin Blount (Pro Football Focus) PFF Closer Look: NFL teams utilizing safeties in the slot.
  • Jason Fitzgerald (SportingNews) Worst of bad contracts: The overpaid and the underachieving. Dwayne Allen + many former Pats make this list.
  • NFL Total Access ( David Carr explains why he did not list Ben Roethlisberger on his top-10 quarterbacks list. (2 min. video)
  • Grant Pardee ( Which fictional QB would have the best ‘Madden’ rating?
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Pro Football Hall of Fame recognizes the USFL with new exhibit.
  • Pat McManamon (ESPN) How NFL players, teams put action behind their protests.
  • Curtis Crabtree (ProFootballTalk) Report: NFL seeking end to Colin Kaepernick collusion case via summary judgment.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Still waiting for the Kaepernick/Reid news.