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New England Patriots links 6/24/21 - Finding the best position group on the Patriots’ current roster

Daily news and links for Thursday.

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  • Mike Reiss (ESPN Boston) has seen some early signs of promise from Matthew Judon and the Patriots defense.
  • Khari Thompson ( outlines how Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry could help Cam Newton stay the Patriots’ starting quarterback.
  • Ryan Hannable (WEEI) ranks the position groups on New England’s roster from best to worst.
  • Jerry Trotta (Musket Fire) wonders if the Patriots might have found a hidden gem in Devin Ross.
  • Kevin Tame Jr. (Full Press Patriots) analyzes who might take over Rex Burkhead’s old role.
  • Alex Barth (98.5 The Sports Hub) posts his definitive Patriots all-time uniform rankings.
  • Jim McBride (Boston Globe) wonders if there could be an actual quarterback competition in training camp.
  • Noah Green (Musket Fire) ranks Bill Belichick’s five most surprising moves ever. /Gallery alert!
  • Chris Mason (MassLive) opens his mailbag with one big question: How good will New England’s front seven be?
  • Adam London (NESN) shares a Julian Edelman tweet trolling Tom Brady.
  • Tara Sullivan (Boston Globe) thinks it is fascinating to see the more forthcoming Tom Brady.
  • Nick Kosko (247 Patriots) explains why Deion Branch has high hopes for Cam Newton this year.
  • Sam Marsdale (247 Patriots) reports that former Patriots assistant Pepper Johnson has a new job.
  • Danny Jaillet (Patriots Wire) points out that Cam Newton absolutely dominated Madden NFL beta tests.