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New England Patriots links 5/11/21 - Cameron McGrone may miss 2021 season; Harvey Langi back; More

Daily news and links for Tuesday

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  • Zack Cox talks about LB Harvey Langi rejoining the Patriots after three seasons with the Jets.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Patriots news and NFL notes: 5 Things to know. 1. By not stomping his feet a month ago after the 49ers traded up to the #3 overall selection, Jimmy Garoppolo has now put himself in a no-win situation.
  • Evan Lazar takes an initial stab at a 53-man roster projection: The Pats currently have 85 players on their active roster with some difficult cuts looming this summer after a big offseason.
  • Hayden Bird offers the latest on Patriots attendance at offseason workouts.
  • Mike Reiss points to Cameron McGrone as the Patriots’ latest gamble on a prospect with a medical risk; The team hopes the Michigan LB pays off like Rob Gronkowski did in 2010.
  • Doug Kyed gives us his Christian Barmore Takeaways: Barmore has a unique skill set and can be a three-down defender for New England
  • Khari Thompson looks at what the offense could look like with a rookie Mac Jones: If he starts in 2021, the Patriots could incorporate elements of Alabama’s offense to help Jones get more comfortable.
  • CBS Boston highlights college football analyst Gary Danielson on why Mac Jones is a great fit with the Patriots.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) AFC East coach explains why Mac Jones’ lack of athleticism is a ‘small issue.’
  • Tom E. Curran presents his idea of the ideal Patriots schedule for the 2021 season.
  • Andrew Callahan tells us five things to know for the Patriots’ schedule release Wednesday. 1. Tom Brady’s return; 2. Back-to-back road trips: The Patriots traveled more than virtually every other team in football last season, which only compounded the difficulties and strain of playing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Ryan Hannable believes the Patriots-Buccaneers game will be the ‘biggest regular-season ticket in history.’
  • Andy Hart picks his five most interesting games on the forthcoming Patriots 2021 schedule.
  • CBS Boston says the NFL has a wild plan for its Week 18 schedule.
  • Hayden Bird relays Albert Breer explaining how the Patriots’ draft process changed in 2021, “The players the Patriots took were all highly productive college players, and there wasn’t the kind of wild Belichick curveball those who’ve been there got used to.”
  • Ryan Hannable talks about RB Rhamondre Stevenson’s unique path to the NFL and how he almost stopped playing football after high school.
  • Adam London explains why Justin Fields was never going to land with the Patriots.
  • Khari Thompson highlights Ben Volin suggesting Matt Patricia might be heir to Bill Belichick.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Murph joins Mike to discuss the renaming questions, as they relate to the roster-building of the 2021 New England Patriots. (38 min.)
  • Untitled Patriots podcast: Alex Barth joins Doug to talk ‘Belichick the GM’, Ernie Adams, cornerbacks and much more. (76 min.)