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New England Patriots links 7/13/20 - Cam Newton adds rookie TE Devin Asiasi to workout circle

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NFL Combine - Day 2
Devin Asiasi at the NFL Combine



  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Patriots players balance uncertainty in planning return to town; Cap space provides in-season insurance; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Cam Newton already doing all the right things with Patriots; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (Pats Fans) Sunday Patriots News: Pats finally get salary cap relief; 70-man rosters for camp?Suggestion of on-line training camp for fans to watch; More. /That would rate as must-see TV for me.
  • Mark Daniels reports Cam Newton was also working out with TE Devin Asiasi at UCLA last week.
  • Ryan Hannable notes that NFL analysts Mike Lombardi and Mike Giardi don’t see competition this summer between Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham.
  • Dakota Randall highlights Greg Bedard (Boston Sports Journal) explaining why there very much will be a quarterback competition during training camp.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Jets guard Greg Van Roten, who played in Carolina for three seasons, calls Cam Newton with the Patriots “terrifying.”
  • Adam London relays an NFL executive evaluating Joe Thuney, noting one sign of a good OL is rarely having their name heard during game broadcasts, it means their opponent is having little-to-no success getting to the QB. “He’s not flashy, but at the end of the game you look up and say, man, his guy didn’t do (expletive)”.
  • Sean T. McGuire comes up with five different ways New England could spend their new cap space like it’s burning a hole in their pocket. 1. Trade for TE David Njoku.
  • Ryan Hannable suggests ways the Patriots spend its extra salary cap money gained over the weekend. 1. Trade for a tight end.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) How the Patriots can use their new cap space. 2. Sign an edge rusher.
  • Evan Lazar begins his countdown of the ten most important Patriots in 2020: No.10, Matthew Slater.
  • Sean T. McGuire NFL Rumors: Patriots have been in contact with WR Terrelle Pryor, who is looking to start his second act in the NFL.
  • Chris Mason passes along an NFL Network report that [sniff, sniff] no fans are going to be allowed [sobs] at Patriots training camp this summer. /Wahhhhhhhh.....
  • Michael Hurley calls out the NFL for creating the absolute dumbest rule to address COVID-19 concerns.