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New England Patriots links 9/01/20 - QB, CB and interior OL lead 2020 Patriots positions of strength

Daily news and links for Tuesday

New England Patriots v Cincinnati Bengals
J.C. Jackson intercepts a pass
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  • Nick Shook ( Patriots CB J.C. Jackson, Next Gen Stats stud, ready to take next step in 2020.
  • Kevin Patra ( Patriots QB Cam Newton excused from Monday’s practice.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Josh Gordon’s Super Bowl ring sells for $138,000.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) What Robert Kraft texted Tom Brady after QB decided to leave the Patriots in free agency.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Why Jacksonville drafted Leonard Fournette will really disappoint Jaguars fans now; Plus, which other running backs are watching Alvin Kamara’s contract situation, Ja’Marr Chase opts out, Logan Ryan to the Giants and more.
  • Staff (ESPN) NFL Rank: Predicting the best 100 players for the 2020 NFL season.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( NFL training camp winners/losers. Winner: Damien Harris. Loser: Justin Rohrwasser.
  • Cynthia Frelund ( Projecting NFL win share leaders on offense, defense in 2020. Stephon Gilmore listed.
  • R.J. White (CBS sports) 2020 NFL playoff odds, picks. Division winners AFC East: While the Patriots and Bills should be considered the favorites to win the division, don’t sleep on the Jets
  • Frank Schwab and Scott Pianowski (Yahoo! Sports) Our favorite season picks for over/under win totals, Super Bowl, MVP (Dak!) and more.
  • Patrik Walker (CBS Sports) Leonard Fournette landing spots after Jaguars waive RB: Patriots in the top five.
  • Andrew Brandt (SI) Business of Football: Attendance policies amid COVID-19 are testing the NFL’s cherished competitive balance. /’Level playing field for all 32 teams’ mantra overruled in favor of the Benjamins.
  • Jason Wolf (Buffalo News) Why Bills aren’t wearing recommended Covid-19 face shield “because of its impracticality on the field.”
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) NFL accelerates process of identifying COVID-19 false positives.