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James White celebrates preseason touchdown
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  • Albert Breer (SI) Game Plan: 32 notes, 32 teams ahead of 2018 NFL season kickoff. Patriots: I believe they’ll be able to get a little something more out of WR Cordarelle Patterson on offense than Oakland or Minnesota did. Given the state of the receiver position in Foxboro, the Patriots could use the help.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) PFT’s 2018 season predictions.
  • The Ringer staff (The Ringer) 2018 NFL season predictions.
  • Bryan Knowles and Andrew Potter (Football Outsiders) Scramble for the ball: 2018 Awards and stat predictions.
  • The Ringer staff (The Ringer) What we’re most excited to watch this season.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) Your guide to NFL rule changes for the 2018 season.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) How the first month of NFL action could affect the postseason picture.
  • John Clayton (WashingtonPost) The NFC is filled with talented QBs, leaving Eagles, other favorites with little room for error.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady’s restated goal: Five more years.
  • Andy Benoit (SI) How many NFL teams really have a franchise QB?
  • Jay Busbee (Yahoo! Sports) NFL’s top preseason jerseys show surprising turnover from 2017. /Except (of course) Tom Brady.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Patriots work out Kendall Wright, Kenjon Barner.
  • Game Previews ( 11 Things to watch in Week 1. (3.09 min. video) 6. J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson returning to the field vs. AFC champs.
  • Michael Lombardi (The Ringer) The genius of Bill Walsh.
  • Billy Feola (12Up) 12 Funniest memes from the new Colin Kaepernick Nike ad.
  • Ian Rapoport (OMNY) Rapsheet + Friends Podcast: Bill Belichick and the time Tom Brady almost fell off a cliff hitting a meaningless golf shot. (40.32 min.)