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New England Patriots links 6/04/19 - Mandatory Minicamp begins... at ground zero

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Bill Belichick and his whistle, all’s right with the world
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  • Kevin Patra ( What to watch for from nine teams opening minicamp. Patriots: TB12 back in action.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Questions remain regarding whether Demaryius Thomas will make the cut in New England.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Morning Huddle: Would the NFL really take the Bills out of Buffalo?
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Why Gerald McCoy will love the Panthers (and vice versa), Redskins QBs and Jets D heat up; More NFL notes
  • Kalyn Kahler (SI) Bad Takes Week: The NFL should get rid of kickers, who are no longer relevant to the modern game of football.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Bad Takes Week: Eli Manning shouldn’t get a pass for ducking the Chargers in the 2004 draft.
  • Dan Hanzus ( 2019 NFL season: Predicting every AFC team’s MVP. Patriots: Tom Brady.
  • Lorenzo Reyes (USA Today) Titans WR Adam Humphries: Tom Brady’s age factored into decision not to sign with Patriots.
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) How four teams helped their second-year QBs this offseason. Jets included.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Amendola says his choice of No. 12 has nothing to do with Brady.
  • Ryan Young (Yahoo! Sports) Russell Wilson wants to follow in Tom Brady’s footsteps, aims to play until 45.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Gronkowki’s effort to close the door on unretirement talk won’t work.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL shouldn’t try to objectively define “Hail Mary” for replay purposes.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) NFL officiating department, coaches to discuss PI review rule this week.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Goodell: Four preseason games may not be necessary. /True, but don’t trade them for 18-game season, Mr. ‘No higher priority than player safety’.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Gerald McCoy gets $4 million guaranteed, deal heavy on incentives.