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New England Patriots links 6/10/21 - Finding Edelman

Daily news and links for Thursday

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  • Khari Thompson shares some ideas on how the Pats could use versatile safeties Jalen Mills and Kyle Dugger this season. These two are the top candidates to replace retired jack-of-all-trades Patrick Chung.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Patriots news and NFL notes: 5 Things to know. 1) While looking over some numbers for Cam Newton from last season, one thing that stood out.
  • Ryan Hannable says the next few days are big for Mac Jones because if he’s going to start Week 1 for the Patriots, he’s going to need to prove he’s better than Cam Newton.
  • Danny Jaillet (PatriotsWire) These 3 Patriots will appear at the NFL’s rookie premiere event: QB Mac Jones, RB Rhamondre Stevenson and DT Christian Barmore.
  • Jerry Trotta (MusketFire) Patriots WR coach acknowledges challenge of replacing Julian Edelman.
  • Katie Feehan (LastWordOnSports) Can Jakobi Meyers be the Patriots next Julian Edelman?
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Julian Edelman remembers an insane snow scrimmage during a playoff bye in 2014.
  • Ryan Hannable wonders if the Patriots could soon play a game in Germany.
  • Dakota Randall calls attention to an insane stat that illustrates two decades of Boston sports dominance.
  • Adam Weinrib (MusketFire) Biggest draft steal of every year of the past decade.
  • Darren Hartwell mentions how two pieces of Tom Brady memorabilia sell for insane prices.
  • Untitled Pats podcast: Doug posts Part 2 of his conversation with @patscap Miguel Benzan including Miguel’s take on Brady’s return, the QB competition, and then some more serious issues. (53 min.)
  • Patriots Talk podcast: Tom E. Curran talks with Deion Branch about why he expects Cam Newton to be a much better QB in 2021. (17 min.)
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and Steve Balestrieri discuss the Pats defensive line and how the unit should improve in 2021; More. (32 min.)


  • Albert Breer (SI) Mailbag: Would you rather have Patrick Mahomes with Josh Allen’s weapons or vice versa? Plus, who is on the trade block now that Julio Jones has moved, does Washington have a top-three defense and will the Manning brothers join a front office?
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL insider notes: Aaron Rodgers content with sitting out for now; Big things on horizon for Rams’ duo.
  • Jordan Dajani (CBS Sports) Ranking 2021 outlook for all 8 likely NFL starting QBs drafted No. 1 overall. Cam Newton 7th.
  • Judy Battista ( Eight NFL teams that did right by their QBs this offseason. No Pats.
  • Doug Farrar (TouchdownWire) The best NFL quarterbacks for every type of throw.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Should unvaccinated players on COVID-19 reserve in 2021 receive their game checks?
  • Jason Owens (Yahoo! Sports) NFL coaches address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in locker rooms: ‘Do your research, talk to doctors.’
  • Jason Owens (Yahoo! Sports) Texans cancel minicamp, delay next chapter of Deshaun Watson saga.
  • Eric Edholm (Yahoo! Sports) Jordan Love says he’ll be ready for Week 1 if need be; his former coaches say the Packers have ‘a special one.’
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) If the Aaron Rodgers situation is “fixable,” why hasn’t it been fixed?
  • Patrik Walker (CBS Sports) Bills’ A.J. Epenesa gets into fight with OL at OTAs after intercepting Josh Allen.
  • Andrew Marchand (NY Post) CBS gives Alex Smith, Mark Sanchez a chance as potential analyst replacement. CBS created an opening when it did not bring back longtime analyst Rich Gannon after the 2020 season.