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Daily news and links for Wednesday

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  • Phil Perry shares some quick-hitting takeaways from the first five days of Patriots camp: Surprise, surprise. Five days in, the defense looks like it’s ahead of the offense.
  • Kevin Duffy thumbnails five camp standouts who have made early impressions in their respective competitions.
  • Steve Atkinson (BostonSportsExtra) Brady talks relationship with McDaniels, chemistry with receivers.
  • Thomas George (SB Nation) The Patriots have everything Cordarrelle Patterson needs to thrive as a receiver.
  • Mike Reiss believes that injuries may have spurred the Patriots to take a closer look at Eric Decker.
  • Karen Guregian thinks Jacob Hollister could be the answer to the Edelman void.
  • Phil Perry wonders if the Jacob Hollister hype train is moving too fast.
  • Rich Thompson has seen progress made from need-based first round pick Isaiah Wynn.
  • Kevin Duffy thinks Dont’a Hightower and Danny Shelton will help shore up the defense where they were overmatched in the Super Bowl.
  • Adam London notes Stephon Gilmore appears to already be in midseason form, and posted an Instagram photo that looked eerily similar to his AFC CG play vs. the Jaguars.
  • Mike Giardi talks about who has stood out up front so far at camp.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots rookie power rankings.
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Tom Brady answers key question in online interview; Belichick seems pleased with progress of new receivers; More.
  • Andrew Callahan takes a stab at projecting the 53-man roster. Brady in, Etling out.
  • Nick O’Malley lists 50 Patriots you forgot caught a pass from Tom Brady: From Logan Mankins to Bam Childress.
  • Dale Lavine (LastWordOnSports) Patriots of the past: Willie McGinest.
  • Alex Reimer sees the video clip of Chandler Jones breaking through a blocking tackle and claims Belichick blundered the Jones trade almost as much as the Garoppolo trade.
  • WEEI interview guest Casey Sherman (co-author of new Tom Brady book “12”) makes the connection between Brady’s response to deflategate to the trade of Jimmy G. /No evidence, author just ties them together as part of Kraft wanting to rebuild relationship with Brady.


  • Christian D’Andrea (SB Nation) Troy Brown, not Tom Brady, was the ‘TB’ who made me fall in love with the New England Patriots.
  • Kyle Hightower (AP) Lawrence Guy hoping to find home in 2nd year with Patriots.
  • Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) 10-Point stance: A scout breaks down all 32 teams entering camp. Patriots: “It doesn’t matter if the coaches and some players love each other or hate each other. This is a 12-win team, and they won’t lose a division game.”
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Bold predictions out of all 32 NFL training camps. Patriots: Undrafted CB J.C. Jackson will make the team.
  • Adam Rank ( 2018 NFL season: One unpopular opinion for each AFC team. Patriots: You will be in the AFC championship game. /Hm...
  • Rob Goldberg (Bleacher Report) Martellus Bennett ‘never felt at home’ during NFL career.
  • David Murphy ( Legal or illegal? Malcolm Jenkins’ Super Bowl hit exemplifies confusion over new rule.