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New England Patriots links 7/22/19 - Yay, Patriots training camp starts this week!

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New England Patriots Training Camp
A Brady-Bolden fist bump for the start of camp... beautiful!
Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images



  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Opening of Patriots camp will have a Rodney Harrison-based theme; Wisdom of Troy a benefit for Harry, others; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news; AFC Notes: Gordon not in Patriots plans, but would be welcomed back; Hill situation highlights lack of consistency with NFL; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Intensity, energy will be worth monitoring in first few Patriots training camp sessions.
  • Tom E. Curran closes out the Great Patriots Debate series with this question: Who deserves more credit for the Patriots success, Bill Belichick or Tom Brady?
  • Patrick Dunne tells us Patriots Hall of Famers Troy Brown and Rodney Harrison will be among the familiar faces in Foxboro this week when training camp begins.
  • Jordy McElroy (PatriotsWire) 5 biggest storylines heading into Patriots training camp. 1. ‘Tom vs. Time’ watch continues.
  • Phil Perry will be watching at camp to see how the Patriots will be using Michael Bennett.
  • Andrew Callahan’s training camp question countdown: No. 5 — Will any of the tight ends seize the starting job?
  • Andrew Callahan’s training camp question countdown: No. 4 — Can Sony Michel become a more complete running back?
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Report: Edelman to miss three weeks with thumb injury.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Julian Edelman is 33 years old and set for his 11th training camp but is talking like it’s his first. “This is like the beginning shape form of your team, these next few weeks. It’s a crucial point. We put a lot of hard work in during the spring, and (this) is the next step to playing other teams, so it’s definitely exciting.”
  • Mike Reiss passes along a Field Yates report that Sony Michel will begin training camp on the Patriots’ PUP list.
  • Andy Hart tells us the six Patriots who failed their physicals and will open training camp on active PUP: Sony Michel (knee), Demaryius Thomas (Achilles), Deatrich Wise (ankle), Nate Ebner, Cole Croston and Ken Webster.
  • Matt Dolloff projects the Patriots 53-man roster at the start of training camp: Jarrett Stidham stays as the 3rd QB, Danny Etling goes.
  • Evan Lazar previews the Patriots roster: Cornerbacks - Linebackers - Defensive Line.
  • Andy Hart continues his position-by-position look at the competition for roster spots and roles this summer: Cornerback.
  • Hal Bent (FullPressCoverage) Patriots positional battles to watch: Defensive Tackle - Defensive End.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Derek Rivers facing make or break training camp.
  • Sunny Kapadia (LastWordOnSports) Undrafted free agents who could crack Patriots roster.
  • Nick Briscoe (PatriotsWire) 3 Patriots who could be traded this offseason. 1. CB Jonathan Jones.
  • Michael DePrisco spotlights some stats that highlight the Patriots’ excellence protecting the quarterback.
  • Jordy McElroy (PatriotsWire) If a retired Rob Gronkowski is needed to save the season, then the Patriots are in trouble. /Agreed.
  • Adam London notes that according to Mike Lombardi, the Patriots rookie jersey numbering method has to do with communication.
  • Marcus Kwesi O’Mard highlights a stunning stat from Adam Schefter that shows Tom Brady’s greatness in yet another light.
  • NESN finds Tom Brady jumping off cliffs again on Instagram, this time with daughter Vivian leaping with him, and roasting Max Kellerman in the comments.
  • Marcus Kwesi O’Mard reveals why a Cape Cod shark is named after Julian Edelman.
  • Sierra Goodwill and Evan Lazar talk about how the Patriots are going to replace Trey Flowers. (4.26 min. video)
  • Sierra Goodwill and Evan Lazar discuss whether the Patriots need Josh Gordon and Demaryius Thomas at wide receiver. (4.11 min. video)


  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: In Atlanta, Dan Quinn is ready to show off the Falcons’ coaching overhaul.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA: Annual NFL training Camp tour begins—and it’s already in Jeopardy. /3 brief Pats notes in his ‘10 Things I Think’ section: Nos 5-6: King wants to know what the players really think of Robert Kraft’s relationship with President Trump; No 8. Belichick-Brady longevity.
  • Bucky Brooks ( Scout’s Notebook: NFL’s 2019 bounce-back candidates; ‘Madden’ ratings debates.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) Training Camp Preview: PFF previews all 32 teams as training camp kicks off around the NFL.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) PFF ranks the top-10 quarterbacks entering the 2019 NFL season. No. 1 Tom Brady.
  • Analysis Team (Pro Football Focus) PFF ranks the top-10 running backs entering the 2019 NFL season. No. 10 James White.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Isaiah Wynn good to go at start of Patriots’ camp.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Dwayne Allen starts Dolphins camp on PUP list.
  • MMQB Staff (SI) Roundtable: What changes, if any, should be made to the NFL schedule?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) PFT 2019 storyline No. 5: Will the Raiders’ chemistry experiment work?
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) 2019 NFL Training Camp battles: Will Josh Rosen or Ryan Fitzpatrick win the Dolphins’ starting quarterback job?
  • Ryan Wilson (CBS Sports) Eric Dickerson: Notable Hall of Famers could skip enshrinement ceremony until demands are met.
  • Elise Sole (Yahoo! Lifestyle) Tom Brady slammed for jumping off a cliff in Costa Rica with daughter, 6: ‘Irresponsible’.
  • Jimmy Kimmel (YouTube) Sean McVay on Super Bowl loss; More. (8.24 min. video) . “How often do you think about that game?” “Every minute. ... everywhere I go I’m seeing Patriot fans. Whether they say thanks for the Super Bowl or something, I hear somebody from the fans right here.” /Lols.