- Patriots sign WR Devin Ross.
Erik Scalavino tackles this week’s Patriots Unfiltered Q&A: Post-minicamp thoughts. Re Stephon Gilmore: “First of all, we don’t know for certain that Gilmore was holding out this spring. He may actually have been held out, by the team. Remember, Gilmore tore a quadriceps muscle down in Miami near the end of the last regular season.” /Some interesting Q&A this week.
- Mike D’Abate (PatriotMaven) Mac to basics? Jones, Patriots might be a ‘perfect fit.’
- Christopher Price looks back at what we learned the last time the Patriots had a talented rookie fighting for the starting quarterback job.
- Michael Hurley talks about the fact that two separate stories hinted at the real possibility of a battle for the starting QB job between Mac Jones and Cam Newton.
- Khari Thompson passes along an Albert Breer report that the Patriots are more than satisfied with their early returns on their investment in Mac Jones.
- Ian Logue (PatsFans) Patriots news and NFL notes: 5 things to know. 1. Cam Newton will likely have a key edge largely due to his size and athleticism.
- Tom E. Curran attempts to rank the top 50 Patriots under Bill Belichick: In a duel of Perfect Patriots, is it Julian Edelman or Troy Brown? “Some things are so eminently acceptable and good that there is no truly RIGHT answer.”
- Ryan Hannable passes along a Mike Giardi report that Stephon Gilmore is in town and his quad is no longer an issue.
- Ryan Hannable takes a shot at guessing what re-doing Stephon Gilmore’s contract might look like.
- Adam Weinrib (MusketFire) Stephon Gilmore’s trade value hinging on Dolphins star CB Xavien Howard.
- Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) 53-man roster projection 1.0: Early post minicamp look. Matthew Judon is among the most intriguing free agent signings this year. I can’t wait to see how BB creates some matchups for him.
- Jerry Trotta (MusketFire) 3 positions New England should feel more confident in than 2020: LB, WR/TE and QB.
- Kristen Wong (MusketFire) 5 best rookie seasons in recent Pats history.
- Tim Kelley highlights Tom Brady sharing some thoughts during free agency: ‘You’re sticking with that MFer?’
- Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike and Murph discuss the outstanding O-line, the addition of Trent Brown, David Andrews’ return, and players with something to prove heading into training camp. (37 min.)
- One Patriots Place podcast: Murph, Steve and Clare take a final look at all the minicamp happenings. (49 min.)
- Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady vs. Mac Jones would be the largest age difference between starting QBs ever.
- NFL Nation (ESPN) Surprise players you should know from NFL minicamps for all 32 teams. Patriots: LB Josh Uche.
- Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL’s make-or-break players (and coaches) who could determine their team’s fate this season. Patriots: Trent Brown/Kyle Van Noy.
- Sam Monson (PFF) The 50 best players in the NFL right now. Nos 50-31. No Patriots.
- Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Ranking 2021 NFL backup quarterbacks. 9th Mac Jones.
- Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Ranking the NFL’s top 2021 duos. 31. Patriots (OLB Matt Judon, CB Stephon Gilmore.)
- Doug Farrar (TouchdownWire) The NFL’s top 11 interior defensive linemen. No Pats.
- Cynthia Frelund (NFL.com) Which NFL rookie receivers will be most productive in 2021? My analytics-based top-seven rankings.
- Chris Trapasso (CBS Sports) Ranking the five rookie tight ends who will be most productive in 2021.
- Mark Lane (TouchdownWire) NFL stadium power rankings: Which team has the best home field? Gillette Stadium 23rd. /That’s outrageous, egregious, preposterous!
- Brad Spielberger (PFF) Ranking the top 32 contracts in the NFL.
- Nick Wagoner (ESPN) 49ers’ Trey Lance-Jimmy Garoppolo QB battle just starting to heat up.
- Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Carl Nassib getting support from around the NFL.
- Michael McCann (Sportico) The U.S. Supreme Court rules for Shawne Alston in class action antitrust case against the NCAA over restrictions on athlete compensation.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NCAA has no choice but to open the NIL floodgates.
- Sam McDowell (Kansas City Sar) Chiefs’ Frank Clark arrested on gun charge. It’s his second this offseason.
- Staff (TMZ) K.C. Chiefs’ Frank Clark arrested: Cops say NFL star had uzi in Lambo SUV.