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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Julian Edelman provides surprise Mother’s Day gift with graduation; special-teams units a pack of wolves; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East Notes: Some big changes in the coaching staff, Joe Judge gets added responsibility; More.
  • Tom E. Curran’s Sunday Notes: McDaniels, Patriots offense will make size matter in 2019.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: With Patriots coaching roles now known, who calls plays on defense?
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Josh McDaniels not worried about Tom Brady’s absence from OTAs; No Scar workouts for Cajuste or Froholdt; More.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Patriots X-Factors: LB Ja’Whaun Bentley.
  • Jordy McElroy (PatriotsWire) Future heir or temporary face? Assessing the unknowns of Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham.
  • Sean T. McGuire reports Josh McDaniels is looking forward to the backfield competition and depth at running back the team may bring into the season.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Patriots adding comp-free vets: ‘The moves are no brainers at positions in transition, with each on a low-risk one-year deal.’
  • Tom E. Curran says the Patriots are taking a flyer on veteran WR Dontrelle Inman, who could be a Chris Hogan type signing to round out the depth chart.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) What to expect From Dontrelle Inman in Patriots offense: Inman is a great signing who should be the second- or third-best wide receiver come Week One.
  • Ryan Hannable passes along a report from Ian Rapoport that WR Dontrelle Inman is signing a one-year deal with the team. The report adds he had four total offers.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Instant analysis of Patriots signing WR Dontrelle Inman.
  • Ryan Hannable reports a video surfaced of 31-year old WR Demaryius Thomas working out on the upper grass field behind Gillette Stadium, where he appeared to look pretty good after tearing his Achilles in late December.
  • Zack Cox notes the Patriots are using Rodney Harrison highlights as one way to educate rookie safety Malik Grant.
  • Nick Briscoe (PatriotsWire) Which Patriots draft pick will have biggest impact as rookie?
  • Doug Kyed resets the Patriots post-draft roster at the pass rush position: Three roster locks include Michael Bennett, John Simon and Chase Winovich.
  • Kevin Duffy finds Jerod Mayo and the retooled Patriots coaching staff ready to roll.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Josh McDaniels explains how the team will look to replace Rob Gronkowski, even though “nobody’s going to replace Rob.”
  • Ryan Hannable hears from Jerod Mayo on why he returned to the Patriots to coach linebackers.
  • Andrew Callahan notes that after joining New England in a generic consultant role last year, Bret Bielema told reporters he’s been promoted to defensive line coach.
  • Ryan Hannable says Kyle Rudolph reportedly may become available via trade, which should interest the Patriots.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Patriots sign TE Ben Watson, 7 of 10 draft picks.
  • Ricky Doyle gives us the Patriots’ chances of winning Super Bowl LIV per ESPN’s FPI (Football Power Index).
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Tom Brady ribs Julian Edelman for taking 14 years to graduate college.
  • Mark Dunphy checks out social media to see how Patriots players shared Mother’s Day messages to their moms.



  • Conor Orr and Mitch Goldich (SI) Football Movies podcast: Any Given Sunday’ was ahead of its time, but is Al Pacino a player’s coach?