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New England Patriots links 5/13/20 - Chemistry class: Stidham + Meyers could produce on-field spark

Daily news and links for Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. New England Patriots At Gillette Stadium
Jakobi Meyers makes his first NFL reception vs. Pittsburgh
Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images



  • Doug Kyed has some ideas on how the Patriots can free up cap space to sign their top draft pick.
  • Mark Morse (PatsFans) Patriots coaching staff rounding into shape and other news.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Chemistry between Meyers and Stidham could be big for Patriots in 2020.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Why Jarrett Stidham will (and won’t) succeed for New England.
  • Sean T. McGuire notes Jarrett Stidham has earned some praise from Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who had recruited Stidham to Texas Tech.
  • Nick O’Malley gives us an update on Mohamed Sanu’s injury: The Patriots WR out of his boot and beginning rehab from ankle surgery.
  • Zack Cox gives us some takeaways on Justin Herron, who could see time at a different position than guard.
  • Adam London reposts Devin Asiasi’s Instagram of him signing his contract and officially becoming a member of the New England Patriots.
  • Chris Cotillo passes along a report that rookie LB Josh Uche thought he was going to Tennessee before New England swooped in, acquiring the No. 60 pick from the Ravens and selecting him.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots LB Jennings will have a bigger impact in Year 1 than other defensive rookies.
  • Evan Lazar writes that for 16 consecutive seasons, an undrafted rookie free agent has made the Pats’ initial 53-man roster, and they don’t just make the team, they make an impact and some blossom into stars.
  • Doug Kyed tells us what the Patriots can expect from undrafted rookie wide receiver Jeff Thomas.
  • Zack Cox profiles four Patriots undrafted free agent rookies who will be players to watch this summer.
  • Chad Finn says watching Tom Brady play elsewhere is going to require a season of adjustment for Patriots fans.
  • Sean T. McGuire relays Stephon Gilmore explaining his highlight-reel play in Super Bowl LIII.
  • Ricky Doyle highlights an article from The Athletic on former Pats LB Rosevelt Colvin, who not only appreciated his time playing for coach Bill Belichick,he has continued to lean on some of the principles he learned in New England since retiring from football.
  • Darren Hartwell notes Richard Seymour jokes about the real secret to Tom Brady’s NFL longevity ”It doesn’t hurt that they protect the quarterback.”
  • WEEI guest Tom E. Curran reacted to Gary Myers’ report that Tom Brady, Josh McDaniels had deteriorating relationship. “It’s an overstatement.”
  • Lauren Campbell finds Tom Brady is still grateful for his supporters during the deflategate debacle.
  • Darren Hartwell points out the the Tom Brady effect: Patriots’ ticket prices plummet while Bucs’ soar.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate continues East-West crossover week with the Broncos. (38 min.)