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New England Patriots links 7/09/18 - How far does the GOAT have to climb to NFL statistical summit?

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  • Erik Scalavino inspects the roster position by position: Cornerback - Safety.
  • Andy Hart and Paul Perillo debate whether the lack of joint practices will have an impact on the playing time for the starters in the preseason.
  • Paul Perillo talks about the changes coming for NFL officials.



  • Jenny Vrentas (SI) Monday Morning QB: For many NFL players, summer doesn’t bring much of a break.
  • Brad Gagnon (Bleacher Report) NFL teams with the most work left to do this offseason. Patriots included.
  • Staff (NosebleedSports) Offseason Super Bowl predictions.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) “Incidental” helmet contact during “conventional” tackling or blocking is permitted.
  • Austin Gayle (Pro Football Focus) 20 newcomers we expect to make an immediate impact in 2018.
  • Gordon McGuinness (Pro Football Focus) 10 NFL players we want to see more of in 2018.
  • Mark Chichester (Pro Football Focus) Top NFL WRs on passes thrown at or behind the line of scrimmage.
  • Scott Barrett (Pro Football Focus) Metrics that Matter: Yards per route run.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) NFL will have seven first-year officials in 2018.
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Among NFL roster of officials, 10 are gone from 2017.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Tyler Gaffney returns to baseball after four years chasing NFL dream. “You can learn a lot from just perspective,” Gaffney said. “I was around all-time greats — Tom Brady, Bill Belichick. I learned from them more than just football. I learned how to go about your business, how to be a professional, how to be successful. I’d like to think that I act like that in this locker room.”
  • Zachary Zagger (Law360) 4 Questions raised by athletes’ use of wearable devices.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Work stoppage won’t work until players will go without pay.
  • Joe Studley and Shahan Ahmed (NBCLosAngeles) Former NFL player Brandon Browner arrested near Azusa.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Steve Keim faces possible suspension, fine.