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New England Patriots links 6/13/19 - The Caserio conundrum

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  • Adam Schefter (ESPN) Sources: Pats file tampering charges vs. Texans.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Will Patriots and Texans strike a deal on compensation? “One source with knowledge of the dynamics and personalities involved in this fight believes that, ultimately, a deal will be struck for compensation, with the Texans giving the Patriots a draft pick or two or something else and with Caserio becoming the new G.M. of the Texans. The reason is simple: If Caserio wants to go and is force to stay, things could get awkward for the Patriots.”
  • Aaron Wilson (Houston Chronicle) Texans deny discrimination allegations of ex-security official or any link to Brian Gaine firing.
  • A.J. Perez (USA Today) Complaint: Fired Texans GM Brian Gaine ‘targeted’ African American employees in series of firings. /’eesh.
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Lions trading tight end Michael Roberts to Patriots.
  • Steven Ruiz (FTW) No, the Patriots aren’t leading some sort of return to smash-mouth football.
  • Report (AP) Patriots’ Robert Kraft to receive warm welcome in Israel.
  • Conor Orr (SI) In Praise of ... NFL kickers.
  • Adam Schein ( 2019 NFL MVP candidates: Patrick Mahomes ready to repeat? /Tom Brady not listed.
  • Cynthia Frelund ( All-Analytics Team: Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Donald dominate. CB Stephon Gilmore included.
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) Ranking NFL divisions by running backs. AFC East 6th. “The Patriots get the job done without a star, but with a committee of running backs.”
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Competition Committee unlikely to tweak P.I. replay rule.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Jason Garrett: Decision-makers want P.I. rule as “unobtrusive” as possible.
  • Ryan Glasspiegel (TheBigLead) A party like its 1969: The remarkable resilience of live sports on broadcast TV.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL produces 64 of top 100 most-watched TV shows in 2018.