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New England Patriots links 7/06/18 - Roster-bubble WR may benefit from Edelman’s suspension

Daily news and links for Friday

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Rookie WR Braxton Berrios, wearing No. 55
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  • Nick O’Malley takes a stab at which Patriots long-shot, roster bubble receivers could make the team with Edelman’s roster spot.
  • Tyler Sullivan (247Sports) How Julian Edelman’s suspension impacts 10 Patriots.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) Why the Edelman suspension is not good for his ACL.
  • Tyler Sullivan (247Sports) Julian Edelman faces difficult road after suspension.
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) 3 Patriots stats from PFF that you probably didn’t know: 1. Cameron Fleming doesn’t allow pressure inside. Literally.
  • Devon Clements (PatriotsWire) Patriots comprehensive training camp preview: Cornerbacks.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots training camp battle preview: Running back.
  • Kevin Dillon looks at how recent performances by first-round RBs can shape expectations for rookie Sony Michel.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Handing out real Patriots rookie numbers.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Best of social media: The Patriots celebrate Independence Day.
  • Ryan Hannable is putting together his all-time Bill Belichick Patriots team: Left guard.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Troy Brown: New England Patriots of the past.
  • NESN notes the first odds for making the playoffs during the 2018 season were released Thursday, courtesy of OddsShark. New England has the best odds to make the playoffs at -1500.
  • Adam London posts a link to Gisele’s Instagram video, showing Tom Brady’s competitiveness has one gear - even if it’s just a ‘friendly’ dodgeball game with family.
  • Marcus Kwesi O’Mard mentions Cristiano Ronaldo might team up with Tom Brady and use his “Tom vs. Time” as a model for a 10-episode docu-series about his life.
  • Levan Reid reports that in his downtime, Patriots offensive lineman Ted Karras is taking classes, courtesy of the NFL’s tuition assistance plan.
  • Tanya Ray Fox (PatriotsWire) Shawne Merriman says he ‘never would’ve played for the Patriots’. /Patriots never would’ve asked you.
  • Michael Hurley believes Russell Okung’s case for NFL guaranteed contracts warrants more attention.


  • Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) Edelman PED ban raises questions, again, about what’s real and what’s not in NFL.
  • Brad Gagnon (Bleacher Report) Maybe Tom Brady could play to 45 years old, but should he?
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Playoff odds have Patriots the heaviest favorites, Cardinals the longest long shots.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Brees likely to break passing yards record around the Saints’ sixth game.
  • Martin Chandler (NationalFootballPost) Success before and after a Super Bowl win.
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) Pitfalls and practicality in the age of the QB megadeal.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) Which NFL basement dweller will win their division this year?
  • Martin Chandler (NationalFootballPost) How every team and division has done in NFC vs. AFC matchups: There are 64 inter-conference games every season. It takes four years for a team to play every team. Here’s how every team and division has done recently.
  • Chris Trapasso (CBS Sports) How the NFL Supplemental Draft works: What, when, who and more you need to know for 2018.
  • Adam Schein ( Ranking divisions by quarterback. AFC East 6th.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) 2018 NFL schedule rankings: NFC West. “Will Jimmy Garoppolo ever lose a game?” /Nothing like starting him off with highest bar possible.
  • Staff (SI) Fantasy football 2018: Scout’s analysis on every team.
  • Ralph Warner ( Who’s on the NFL’s Mount Rushmore?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) New catch rule includes more than third step, reaching with ball. /Wait, what?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL slightly revises definition of fumble.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Lane Johnson argues against PED snitching.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Todd Gurley suggests “lockout” to get fully guaranteed deals.