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Daily news and links for Tuesday

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Julian Edelman spikes the ball after TD
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TEAM TALK

  • Mike Dussault reports the NFL reveals its 2020 facility protocols.
  • Mike Dussault highlights Stephon Gilmore sitting with Brian Baldinger to break down his 2019 film and share insight on his game. “I study a lot,” said Gilmore. “There’s probably not one route any guy’s ran that caught the ball that I haven’t already seen. They’re not going to throw the ball to him if it hasn’t worked all year. They’re going to try to do the same thing.”
  • Megan O’Brien sits down with Brandon Bolden, who addresses what it is like to be a veteran leader at his position. (5.05 min. video)

LOCAL LINKS

NATIONAL NEWS

  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Team-sponsored virtual offseasons could actually end early; Plus, the Patriots’ guest speaker, COVID-19 protocols for training camp; More NFL notes. “Not that they need it, but pro football and its union are getting one heck of a good example from their baseball counterparts of how not to handle coming back from a pandemic. Those guys could turn a one-car funeral procession into a 10-car pileup.”
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Report: Camps could open in mid-July.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Patriots Franchise Five: Tom Brady, Bill Belichick headline greatest to ever play in New England
  • Gregg Rosenthal (NFL.com) 2020 NFL season: Key homegrown player for each AFC team. Patriots: Isaiah Wynn.
  • Maurice Moton (Bleacher Report) Ranking top 7 cornerback duos heading into 2020 season. No. 2 Gilmore-JMac
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Re-drafting the NFL: We picked 128 foundational players across all 32 teams.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) The six most underrated position groups in the NFL.
  • Brad Gagnon (Bleacher Report) 1 team from every division that will be better than you think in 2020. AFC East: NY Jets.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) NFL trade market: Five proposals that make a lot of sense. No Pats.
  • Cynthia Frelund (NFL.com) NFL rookie running backs: Who’ll be most productive in 2020?
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Why Peyton Manning might be considered the G.O.A.T. if he and Tom Brady had swapped teams. /Stahp.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) New CBA complicates Dalvin Cook’s planned holdout.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL establishes initial protocols for player return to team facilities.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFLPA to players: NFL memo regarding pandemic protocols was sent without union approval.

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