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New England Patriots links 4/06/20 - Time to tank the tank talk

Daily news and links for Monday

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  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Jeffrey Lurie and Robert Kraft step up; Trouble with canceled physicals; Draft notes.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA: Amidst stunning 2020 draft possibilities, how one NFL team cuts through the mayhem to get ready.
  • Andrew Brandt (SI) Business of Football: Tom Brady great for business in Tampa Bay; Bill O’Brien in over his head.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) PFT Sunday mailbag: Will we have football in September?
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) Can we stop with the talk that the Patriots could tank for Trevor Lawrence? It’s ridiculous. /And obvious. Amen.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Could Bill Belichick and Cam Newton coexist?
  • Rick Stroud (Tampa Bay Times) Bucs had code name for pursuit of Tom Brady: Operation Shoeless Joe Jackson.
  • Ian O’Connor The Bucs built it, Tom Brady came. Now what? Inside the GOAT’s ultimate gamble. “Tom was Belichick’d out after 20 years” /Says more anonymous sources.
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) The top 15 player performances to rewatch on NFL Game Pass. Tom Brady’s 2011 annihilation of the Dolphins.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Ranking the 10 worst moves of 2020 NFL offseason: TexansDeAndre Hopkins deal trumps them all.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) 2020 circumstances underscore value of working out at Scouting Combine.
  • Reid Foster (SI) Who is the new Defensive Back U? and Tight End U? We crunched 10 years’ worth of data to find out.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Penn State coach says prospects would benefit from NFL delaying the draft.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) EA Sports to create virtual meetings between Roger Goodell, drafted players.
  • Elizabeth Swinton (SI) Report: NFL team officials preparing to conduct draft virtually.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Report: ESPN, NFL Network could team up for draft coverage.
  • Ryan Wilson (CBS Sports) Seven-Round 2020 NFL Mock Draft: Chargers pass on quarterback, Patriots grab Jordan Love.
  • Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz (USA Today) NFL mock draft 2020. Pats pick LSU WR Justin Jefferson.