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New England Patriots links 5/21/21 - Lawrence Guy sky high on defense; Julio Jones trade talk returns

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NFL: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
Lawrence Guy smothers Bills RB in 2019
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  • Albert Breer (SI) GamePlan: Why the Jaguars are taking a chance on Tim Tebow, given the potential risk and reward; Plus, ranking DROY candidates, how opt-outs fared in the draft and don’t forget about Matt Cambpell.
  • Myles Simmons (ProFootballTalk) Lawrence Guy: I was thrilled when I saw the Patriots signed Matthew Judon.
  • Marc Sessler ( Biggest remaining offseason priority for each AFC team. Patriots top priority: Look hard at Julio Jones, Part 2.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Will the Falcons trade Julio Jones?
  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) Falcons reportedly shopping Julio Jones: Top landing spots. Patriots included.
  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) Grading 2021 NFL offenses: Our weighted grading system sizes up the offensive infrastructure of all 32 teams. Patriots in Tier 4, rank 21st. “This is the most eclectic group of teams in this exercise. They’re all below-average for different reasons.”
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Ranking the NFL’s most vulnerable division winners from 2020: From iffy Seahawks to secure Chiefs. 6th Buffalo Bills.
  • Michael Renner (PFF) Regrading the 2020 NFL draft classes. Patriots go from a B to a B+.
  • Bill Bender (Sporting News) When does the NFL season start in 2021? Complete Week 1 schedule, matchups.
  • Mark Schofield (TouchdownWire) Summer Study: Orbit motion in the flexbone option offense.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) New lawsuit claims Giants had culture of violence and intimidation in organization.