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New England Patriots links 7/09/19 - Braxton Berrios bound to make second-year leap?

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New England Patriots Offseason OTAs
WR Braxton Berrios at OTAs
Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images


  • Patriots countdown to Training Camp: Everything you need to know right here.
  • Erik Scalavino inspects the Patriots roster position-by-position: Safeties. McCourty, Chung, Harmon are the locks, Ebner on the bubble.


  • Dave D’Onofrio expands on eight priority areas for the Patriots this season. 1. Seizing a chance to get the running game going early.
  • Nick Briscoe (PatriotsWire) 4 Patriots who need to make second year leaps. WR Braxton Berrios included.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Five Patriots to watch in training camp. 1. Matt Lacosse.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots players on the bubble prior to 2019 training camp.
  • Ryan Hannable continues his holiday-interrupted countdown of the 15 most important Patriots players for 2019: No. 7: N’Keal Harry.
  • Phil Perry lights off another Great Patriots Debate: Who’s the best first-round pick in Patriots history?
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Which Patriots dynasty was better? /A debate we can all fully enjoy.
  • Nick O’Malley discusses the Pro Football Focus ranking that puts the Patriots as having the NFL’s 6th-best offensive line for 2019.
  • Dakota Randall accurately calls’s top 10 ‘Teams of Decade’ list a monstrosity, unforgivable, a hot mess, really bad, a sick joke, a massive troll job or evidence of someone having no idea of what they’re doing - “the fact the Patriots aren’t mentioned a million times on this list is the least of our concerns.”
  • Andy Hart also takes time to dismisses the ‘terrible’ ranking of the top NFL teams of the decade.
  • Nick O’Malley tells us what the Patriots have been doing on vacation: 2 players got married, others rode camels or did Bahamas beach sprints. /Guessing ‘Bahamas’ =/= ‘Omahas’.
  • Sean Clayton reports everyone is freaking out because Rob Gronkowski played catch with Tom Brady at UCLA.
  • Adam London relays Rob Gronkowski telling Rich Eisen the story of how he quite literally left his mark on the Lombardi Trophy, and the excuse he had ready if he got in trouble for it.
  • NESN relays Ty Law on The Adam Schefter Podcast, expressing gratitude for the Hall of Fame endorsements he got from Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
  • Jacob Camenker notes Ty Law thought ‘it was awesome’ that Tom Brady wrote a letter to support his Hall of Fame candidacy, and that Peyton Manning did as well. /After all, Law was one of Peyton’s prolific receivers.
  • Jacob Camenker points out the Twitter exchange between Tom Brady and the Patriots involving brilliant Avengers-themed posts.
  • NESN notes that CBS’ Norah O’Donnell calls Tom Brady the ‘hardest interview’ of her career.
  • Marcus Kwesi O’Mard NFL Rumors: Here’s when Robert Kraft is likely to earn Hall of Fame induction.
  • Nick Quaglia, Marv Ezhan and Mike Monyneaux Patriots Roundtable: Declaring Independence from Patriots topics that are talked about way too much. (10.28 min. video)