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New England Patriots links 6/22/20 - Covid, cap complicate contract considerations for Joe Thuney, Pats

Daily news and links for Monday

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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Odds growing greater that Joe Thuney plays on franchise tag; None of the 14 players who were assigned the franchise tag this year have reached an extension with their club; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news: Father’s Day Edition. Mohamed Sanu had surgery in May and now looks ready to go; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: What is Bill Belichick’s salary?
  • Nick Stevens Monday’s Mashup: Patriots receiver Mohamed Sanu has posted some encouraging videos to social media of late about his recovery from offseason surgery, and his new QB, Jarrett Stidham, has taken notice.
  • Danny Jaillet (PatriotsWire) Mohamed Sanu shows off incredible strength in workout video.
  • Phil Perry sees the Patriots and Joe Thuney at a crossroads, complicated by how the pandemic may impact the NFL: Where do they go from here?
  • Tom E. Curran profiles Danny Vitale, a different type of fullback who has the chance to leave his mark on the Pats.
  • Karen Guregian predicts the Patriots’ biggest storylines heading into 2020 season: Can either side of the ball be better than last year?
  • Ryan Hannable notes Mike Lombardi shares his not-so-obvious question for the 2020 Patriots: The defense had an issue with allowing yards after the catch, ranking 26th in that area, and “need to get better tackling performance from their linebackers and safeties...”
  • Sean T. McGuire tells us what Patriots teams were graded among the decade’s best by ESPN.
  • Mike Reiss highlights Devin and Jason McCourty last night on the “Double Coverage” podcast, calling the possibility of returning to work as nerve-wracking and “scary” due to the pandemic.
  • Karen Guregian lists the worst villains in Patriots history: The toxic ten.
  • Lauren Campbell thinks the future of 2020 sports is looking bleak, and other random thoughts.
  • Robert Alvarez (Pats Fans) Pats Fan meltdown at Dunkin’ Donuts.