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New England Patriots links 6/05/19 - Minicamp mob-servations: Brady sharp; Berrios made catch of the day

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‘memba him? WR Braxton Berrios from 2018 preseason
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  • Evan Lazar’s Minicamp Notebook: Eight observations from day one. 1. Resetting the tight end depth chart after Seferian-Jenkins release; More.
  • Phil Perry sends a Postcard from Minicamp: Tom Brady peppers N’Keal Harry with targets in first practice; Harry did not field punts this time; Braxton Berrios made the catch of the day; More.
  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots Minicamp Day 1 Observations: How QB reps were divvied up; More.
  • Andy Hart presents his minicamp observations (or “practice number six” as Belichick termed it): N’Keal Harry has up-and-down day working with Tom Brady; More.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) The Pats are back in town: Recapping day one of mandatory minicamp: Jamie Collins took a number of snaps with the starting defense after primarily working with the backups during OTA last month; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Brady sharp in Patriots first mini-camp workout; More observations.
  • Mac Cerullo talks about how the Pats’ new pass catchers are excited to finally work with Tom Brady.
  • Zack Cox says Braxton Berrios is turning heads at practice after a lost rookie year. Berrios is one of a dozen WRs looking to crack the roster this summer and he’s off to a good start.
  • Doug Kyed highlights Damien Harris, who will compete for snaps behind early-down back Sony Michel and pass-catcher James White with Rex Burkhead, and says it will be interesting to see how the RB touches are divvied up at practice.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Who says you can’t go home? Bolden, Collins, Watson hope for successful homecoming with Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss reports the Pats cut TE Seferian-Jenkins on the 1st day of camp.
  • Doug Kyed mentions that this is Matt LaCosse’s time to shine, with the TE position wide open.
  • Ryan Hannable takes a quick look at the ‘not great’ tight end depth chart and thinks there should be additions made between now and training camp.
  • Doug Kyed considers whether the Patriots should add more competition to their depleted TE corps.
  • Kevin Scott (Fansided) 3 options for Patriots at tight end after they release Seferian-Jenkins.
  • Ryan Hannable notes rookie RB Damien Harris is getting more attention with Sony Michel absent.
  • Ryan Hannable reports that with the signing of third-rounder Damien Harris, all Patriots draft picks are now officially under contract.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Michael Bennett discussing his first impressions of the Patriots and how much he loved watching past stars.
  • Tom E. Curran point out that with Ben Watson’s return, Brady isn’t the only old guy at minicamp.
  • Andy Hart suggests that Tom Brady would have attended OTAs had the Patriots lost Super Bowl LIII.
  • Adam London highlights writer Ali Bhanpuri, who calls out the Pats for putting the team in the position of being “one freak Brady accident away from starting Brian Hoyer.”
  • Alex Barth and Evan Lazar give us the good, bad, & ugly from Patriots Minicamp Day 1. (5.37 min. video)
  • Alex Barth and Evan Lazar discuss the Patriots outlook at tight end after day one of minicamp. (5.34 min. video)
  • One Patriots Place podcast: Mike D’Abate joins Thomas Murphy and Steve Balestrieri to talk Patriots camp battles. (1 hour, 9 min.) /Always enjoyable.


  • Adam Schefter (ESPN) The release of Austin Seferian-Jenkins, leaves the Patriots thin at TE, with Matt LaCosse as the presumptive starter. (1 min. video)
  • Shalise Manza Young (Yahoo! Sports) Patriots cut Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who reportedly needs to work on personal issues.
  • Maurice Moton (Bleacher Report) Ranking the NFL’s Top 10 QB-WR duos. Brady-Edelman rank 3rd.
  • Christian D’Andrea (SB Nation) How all 32 NFL teams rank at the tight end position in 2019. Pats 31st. /lols.
  • Bill Barnwell (ESPN) The 233 players who could win NFL MVP in 2019.
  • Chris Roling (Bleacher Report) Bold predictions for the 2019 NFL season: 2. The Rams miss the playoffs, 3. The Steelers flop. /Hm... is No. 3 really ‘bold’?
  • Andy Benoit (SI) Bad Takes Week: NFL overtime should give first possession to the team with the most total net yards.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Bad Takes Week: Let’s build a stadium in New Orleans that can host the Super Bowl every year.
  • Jonathan Jones (SI) Bad Takes Week: NFL teams should uniformly stop retiring jersey numbers.
  • Chris Roling (Bleacher Report) Underrated NFL players who can swing division races. AFC East: Jets WR Jamison Crowder.
  • Brad Gagnon (Bleacher Report) NFL teams whose Super Bowl windows are closing. Patriots included, “The rest of the AFC East is showing promise.” /lolz.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Players, coaches in the dark on Hail Mary pass interference calls.