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  • Jeremy Bergman ( AFC East training camp preview: Gronk-less Patriots vulnerable? “The footballing world is waiting on New England’s downfall, as the Patriots’ reign of terror and Tom Brady’s career have lasted far beyond their expected expiration date.”
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) PFT 2019 storyline No. 9: Will Gronk come back?
  • Thomas Frank Carr (Pro Football Focus) The NFL’s offensive iron men of the 2018 season. Shaq Mason included.
  • Nick Toney ( Bill Belichick called Patrick Mahomes’ stadium throw.
  • Jenny Vrentas (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: A possible Ezekiel Elliott holdout, Jarrett and Gould get paid, no deal for Clowney.
  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) Top 100 players in the NFL, as voted on by CBS Sports experts.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) Forecasting the next three NFL seasons: 25 predictions through 2022. 3. The Patriots will win at least one more Super Bowl.
  • Maurice Moton (Bleacher Report) The biggest concern for every NFL team before the season begins. Patriots: Covering Brady’s blind side.
  • Elliot Harrison ( 2019 NFL head coach power rankings: Who follows Bill Belichick?
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) The most underpaid veteran on every NFC team.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Players not in uniform banned from leaving sideline to celebrate.
  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) The three most fascinating implications of the NFL’s best horrible proposal yet. No. 2, The strategy of disrespect.
  • Mike DeCourcy (Sporting News) NFL’s 18-game schedule proposal — with players forced to sit twice — is a historically terrible idea
  • Conor Orr (SI) Morning Huddle: Go ahead NFL players, complain about your Madden rating.
  • NFL Total Access ( EA Sports Head Ratings Adjuster Dustin Smith explains “Madden NFL 20” player ratings after players reach out on social media.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Aaron Rodgers’ Madden rating plummets.
  • Jordan Heck (Sporting News) Madden 20 ratings: List of top NFL players at each position.
  • Shalise Manza Young (Yahoo! Sports) Richard Seymour talks poker, Super Bowl rings and the Hall of Fame.


  • Alex Reimer notes that Judge Richard M. Berman, Tom Brady’s deflategate savior four years ago, is now presiding over Jeffrey Epstein case. /Good. Maybe justice will be served.
  • Michael McCann (SI) How will Roger Goodell handle Tyreek Hill situation as NFL nears decision?
  • Matt Dolloff passes along a report from Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls: Deputy received ‘verbal reprimand’ for treatment of Elandon Roberts during traffic stop
  • Chris Spargo (Daily Mail) Robert Kraft, 78, enjoys company of VERY hands-on doctor friend, 45, at French Open before jetting to Israel (as his girlfriend arrives in France alone) and pledging $20M to fight anti-Semitism. /Sure they couldn’t fit anything else in that headline?