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New England Patriots links 5/09/19 - Brady more weighty for 2019 season

Daily news and links for Thursday

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New England Patriots Victory Parade
Tom Brady reflects
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  • Ryan Hannable looks at why Tom Brady is adding more weight this offseason.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Tom Brady’s mindset seems to have undergone a major change since 2018. /Eh... think that mindset thing was more media concoction and Brady processing Super Bowl loss than anything else.
  • Mike Reiss gives us a timely reintroduction to the Patriots draft class of 2018 as the team prepares to officially welcome its 2019 draftees to town tomorrow. /’memba them?
  • Tommy McArdle gives us 5 position battles to keep an eye on: There remains uncertainty at WR and LT, and Bill Belichick may have to make a tough decision at RB.
  • Doug Kyed resets the Patriots post-draft roster at tight end. Roster locks: None. On the Bubble: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Matt LaCosse.
  • Jerry Thornton is all in on Ben Watson unretiring to play for the Patriots.
  • Doug Kyed resets the Patriots post-draft roster at wide receiver, and looks at the situation in two ways: 1. This could be one of the best WR corps in the NFL, or 2. Not so much.
  • Phil Perry puts the receiver position back in focus after the Pats released Bruce Ellington: After Julian Edelman, N’Keal Harry, and Phillip Dorsett come the question marks.
  • Andrew Callahan reviews the film to show how the Patriots can guide WR N’Keal Harry to a historic rookie season.
  • Nick Briscoe (PatriotsWire) Assessing the risk and reward of Patriots’ top draft pick N’Keal Harry.
  • Zack Cox notes the Patriots now have an open spot on their 90-man roster.
  • Zack Cox offers a film review of DL Byron Cowart, who was not a standout performer at any point during his college career: Can Patriots unlock this former top recruit’s potential?
  • Phil Perry highlights Mike Lombardi on The GM Shuffle podcast, explaining that Bill Belichick and his staff would’ve gone back and looked at the draft to see what they could’ve learned from the process -- including asking themselves if trading out of the second round was the right move.
  • Michael Hurley writes that dreams of a ‘Boston slam’ are now offically dead, thanks to the Celtics.
  • Devon Clements (PatriotsWire) Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola reenact ‘Cops’ in comedic fashion.
  • Adam London passes along where the Patriots land on’s 2019 draft class power rankings.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Sean McVay admits he wishes he did things differently before the Super Bowl vs. New England.