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New England Patriots links 7/01/20 - Receivers still need to get separation with Cam Newton at QB

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NFL: New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
Mohamed Sanu
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  • Karen Guregian suggests Cam Newton’s mobility will make it easier for receivers to get open.
  • Ryan Hannable thumbnails five Patriots (3 WRs, 2 RBs) who benefit the most from the Cam Newton signing.
  • Ethan Roy (FullPressCoverage) Why the Cam Newton deal is perfect for both sides.
  • Andrew Callahan reports Cam Newton and Mohamed Sanu have already been working out together.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) What to expect from Cam Newton in New England. “[He] makes the Patriots a better team in the short term, but he’s not enough to make New England a legitimate Super Bowl contender.”
  • Ryan Hannable highlights WEEI guest Charlie Weis on how Cam may be used in New England.
  • Mark Morse (PatsFans) Why did the Patriots sign Cam Newton so late?
  • Andrew Callahan reports former Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Cam Newton is ready to ‘bust out’ and warns not to bet against him.
  • Phil Perry examines the Patriots roster to see who might be vulnerable to cuts if the NFL lowers the salary cap.
  • Andy Hart and Ryan Hannable play ‘20 Questions on the Patriots: Will loss of Dante Scarnecchia be noticeable?
  • CBS Boston mentions the Pats have added the top pick to their roster for just the seventh time in franchise history.
  • Lauren Campbell NFL Rumors: Cam Newton’s reported deal not related to Jarrett Stidham’s performance.
  • D.J. Bean thinks Pats fans need a bit of a reality check and to quit overreacting. /Media should go first.
  • Gavin Rodriguez (LastWordOnSports) The 2010 Patriots were dominant.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Patrick Chung shares highlights from fishing trip with his son over social media.
  • Mark Daniels notes Cam Newton posted a video on Instagram titled, “Farewell Carolina, Hello New England.”



  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) NFL awards $1.37 million in grants to helmet developers.
  • T.J. Quinn (ESPN) Judges question legality of search warrants in Robert Kraft massage parlor sex case. “Even if Kraft is legally successful, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has broad leeway to punish Kraft if he chooses, possibly with a fine or suspension.” /More likely with draft picks.