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New England Patriots links 7/21/20 - Under new management: Can O-Line be elite, reliable, healthy in 2020?

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Daily news and links for Tuesday

NFL: DEC 15 Patriots at Bengals
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TEAM TALK

  • Mike Dussault examines the wide receivers position: Edelman and Harry headline a group where there will be plenty of opportunity.”
  • Mike Dussault examines the running backs position: “Can 2018 first-round pick Sony Michel rebound with a new fullback and a healthy offensive line in front of him? If not, 2019 third-rounder Damien Harris should push for early-down snaps while Rex Burkhead enters the last year of his deal as an effective two-way threat but he’s battled injuries...”
  • Erik Scalavino tackles this week’s Patriots Unfiltered Q&A: Cam he, or can’t he? Fan focus on Newton continues.
  • Mike Dussault tells us the top 25 Patriots according to Madden ‘21.

LOCAL LINKS

NATIONAL NEWS

  • Cynthia Frelund (NFL.com) Projecting the most improved player for each AFC team in 2020. Patriots: N’Keal Harry.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) NFL training camp 2020: Most important position battles for each AFC East team, including Patriots QB.
  • Bill Barnwell (ESPN) 260 players who could win 2020 NFL MVP. Cam Newton in “Group III: Established, effective starting quarterbacks.” Jarrett Stidham in “Group V: Literally any other active quarterback.”
  • Doug Farrar (TouchdownWire) The NFL’s 11 best offensive guards. 4. Joe Thuney.
  • Andrew Brandt (SI) Business of Football: Is the NFL’s plan to run out the clock on the NFLPA? Plus, concerns for both sides on Patrick Mahomes’s mega-extension with the Chiefs and thoughts on the culture Dan Snyder has allowed in Washington.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) NFLPA: Testing protocols give us the best chance to play and finish the season.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL, NFLPA agree to daily COVID-19 testing.
  • Report (Fox Sports) NFL stars say #WeWantToPlay.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Reports: League agrees to no preseason games.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) Why NFL’s fight over COVID-19 safety is almost certain to get messier, and what four GMs predict.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Guaranteed money issue illustrates conflicting interests of players
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Chris Jones promises “five-plus” rings for the Chiefs.

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