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New England Patriots links 5/28/20 - Pats field one of NFL’s best offensive lines in 2020

Daily news and links for Thursday

NFL: AFC Championship Game-New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs
Shaq Mason steamrolls Chiefs DB Eric Berry to clear path for a James White run.
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  • Evan Lazar writes that the Patriots have one of the league’s best offensive lines in 2020. And it’s deep too.
  • Phil Perry talked to guard Michael Onwenu’s college coach to find out how his massive size — and skills — could make him a fit in Foxboro.
  • Mike Masala (PatriotsWire) David Andrews joked that his relationship with Shaq Mason is “like a marriage”
  • Doug Kyed knows the hype surrounding Jarrett Stidham has been excessive, but adds that at this point, Stidham has been routinely applauded by enough smart people that it’s OK to have some relatively high expectations.
  • Ryan Hannable explains why he thinks N’Keal Harry may be better off with Jarrett Stidham as his quarterback.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) N’Keal Harry working to improve specific aspect of his game for 2020 season
  • David Furtado (LastWordOnSports) How undrafted running back J.J. Taylor can impact the New England Patriots.
  • Doug Kyed gives us his takeaways on Washington DB Myles Bryant, who has a relatively good chance of making the roster based solely on the fact that he’s an undrafted cornerback.
  • Doug Kyed hears from Jason McCourty why he’s learning positions he’ll never play so he can understand the defense as a whole and why he’s asked to play different coverages or techniques.
  • Zack Cox relays Jason McCourty on the virtual offseason program: ‘It sucks not having a chance to be in the building and really get to know the new guys and catch up on what’s gone on in the offseason and really kind of build that chemistry right now.’
  • Michael Hurley says the NFL may be instituting a major change, turning onside kicks into 4th-and-15 plays.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate takes a deeper dive into the 2020 wideout depth chart, and explains his optimism at the position. (38 min.)