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New England Patriots links 6/11/19 - Post-minicamp 53-man roster projection: Who makes the cut at WR

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NFL: New England Patriots-Minicamp
WR Dontrelle Inman roundly on the bubble
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  • Evan Lazar makes a case that relying more on the running game doesn’t make sense for the Patriots and makes Tom Brady less efficient. /Interesting read.
  • Matt Dolloff shares his minicamp takeaways as the 2019 Patriots are now on to training camp. 1. Real competition brewing at wide receiver.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Four Monday Patriots thoughts: Esiason handled Brady situation poorly. /Agreed.
  • Tom E. Curran explains why he sees Tom Brady’s final contract as more a curiosity than a controversy.
  • NESN tells us how the Patriots, who don’t have any fun, spent the day after final two OTAs were canceled.
  • Karen Guregian talks about how the 2018 draft class should make a bigger splash this year than last.
  • Doug Kyed offers his 3rd attempt at a 53-man roster projection after five OTA practices and three minicamp sessions. WR (5) In: Dorsett, Edelman, Harry, Harris, Slater; Out: Berrios, Davis, Inman, Meyers, Olszewski, Patterson; PUP: Thomas; Suspended: Josh Gordon
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots 53-man roster projection 1.0. WR (5) In: Edelman, Harry, Dorsett, Harris, Meyers. (Slater makes it in ‘specialist’ category).
  • Andy Hart thinks Ted Karras may be in the mix for a starting job at left guard.
  • Adam London relays NFL analyst Gil Brandt on how he believes N’Keal Harry is primed for a record-breaking first season in New England.
  • Jacob Camenker passes along a report that Kyle Rudolph signed an extension with the Vikings, shutting down Patriots trade rumors.
  • Kevin Duffy passes along a report of the Texans request to interview Nick Caserio for their general manager job, and adds it’s unclear if the Patriots can block him from interviewing, like they did last year.
  • Ryan Hannable is panicky that the Patriots might lose Nick Caserio and says Bill Belichick cannot afford to be without his long-time personnel man - especially now.
  • Ryan Hannable mentions the Texans may also be interested in poaching Patriots college scouting director Monti Ossenfort.
  • NESN relays how some of the Patriots shared well wishes for David Ortiz on Twitter.
  • New England No-Huddle podcast: Andrew Callahan discusses the Patriots offseason winners and losers with NFL Network’s Mike Giardi. (1 hour 14 min.)



  • Joel Erickson (IndyStar) Colts tackle Antonio Garcia suspended for violating NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. /Former 2017 Patriots 3rd-round draft pick.