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New England Patriots links 5/07/21 - Mac Jones will start, Cam ‘entrenched’ as starter; Julio Jones; More!

Daily news and links for Friday

Atlanta Falcons v New England Patriots
Julio Jones has a pass broken up from Malcolm Butler back in 2017.
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  • Albert Breer (SI) GamePlan: Ron Rivera discusses changes ahead of Year 2 in Washington; Plus, power rankings, a history of when rookie quarterbacks play and the fight over offseason work.
  • Staff ( NFL offseason workout program dates announced.
  • Nick Shook ( Top 10 games of the 2021 NFL season. No. 2, Tampa Bay at New England.
  • Safid Deen (Sun-Sentinel) Dolphins agree to deal with veteran Jason McCourty, who played under Brian Flores in New England.
  • Marcel Louis-Jacques (ESPN) Bills follow draft board, get a glut of edge rushers: What’s the plan?
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) Packers apparently offered to make Aaron Rodgers the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback earlier this offseason.
  • Tom Van Haaren (ESPN) Football from Tom Brady’s first NFL touchdown pass going up for auction.
  • Jason Owens (Yahoo! Sports) NFLPA blasts league memo on Ja’Wuan James injury, salary as ‘gutless,’ ‘scare tactic’.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Longtime NFL referee Ben Dreith dies at 96. /No mention of infamous Pats-Raiders 1976 roughing-the-passer call.