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New England Patriots links 7/06/20 - Who benefits from Cam Newton at QB? Edelman, Sanu & Instagram too

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Kansas City Chiefs v New England Patriots
Julian Edelman & Mohamed Sanu celebrate after a TD
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  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Cam Newton in New England for Patriots physical.
  • Grant Gordon ( History has former MVP Cam Newton, Patriots in playoffs.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! News) New Patriots QB Cam Newton says in Instagram workout video that he’s ‘tired of being humble now’
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: The NFL and NFLPA need to agree on additional coronavirus protocols soon. Plus, how Washington should pick a new team name, the top seniors in the 2021 draft, 10 takeaways from this bizarre offseason and more.
  • Kim Pegula (ProFootballTalk) Guest FMIA: Lessons learned leading Bills during Covid.
  • Bucky Brooks ( Scout’s Notebook: Patriots’ offense with Cam Newton; ranking the top five ‘starting fives’.
  • Joel Corry (CBS Sports) Agent’s Take: Assessing the situation for the 14 unsigned franchise-tagged players as July deadline looms.
  • Roundtable ( Which NFL fan base most deserves a Super Bowl title this season? /Correct answer is Patriots. Maybe Bucs.
  • Conor Orr (SI) The NFL’s 10 biggest what-ifs of the last 10 years. /As for No. 7, what if the Philly Special was ruled illegal formation as it should have been called?
  • Solomon Wilcots (Pro Football Focus) The NFL’s best cornerback trios ahead of the 2020 NFL season. No. 1: Stephon Gilmore - Jason McCourty - Jonathan Jones.
  • Ben Linsey (Pro Football Focus) The NFL’s highest-graded man-coverage cornerbacks in 2019. “Only three teams ran man coverage on over 50% of their defensive snaps in 2019, and all three of those teams stem from the Bill Belichick coaching tree.” No. 1: Stephon Gilmore.
  • Ben Linsey (Pro Football Focus) One-Year Wonder Team: NFL’s best single-season outlier performances since 2006
  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) Ranking NFL divisions by running backs. AFC East 8th.
  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) David Njoku requests trade: Ranking best landing spot fits. Patriots 5th.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Devin McCourty: Preseason games less important than safe start to camp.
  • Report (TMZ) Pats kicker Justin Rohrwasser gets three percenters tattoo removed.