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New England Patriots links 6/08/21 - Very fine lines: OL, DL depth looks solid

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Lawrence Guy huddles up with Deatrich Wise Jr. and Adam Butler
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  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: What’s Next for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers? Plus, what to make of Russell Wilson’s decision to attend OTAs, the well-deserved new contracts for Bucs coach Bruce Arians and GM Jason Licht, and more.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Report: No first-round pick ever was offered for Julio Jones.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) Five takeaways from the Julio Jones trade: There’s even more to mine from this deal than initially meets the eye.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) Falcons’ big mistake isn’t trading Julio Jones, it’s not also dealing Matt Ryan and others for a full rebuild.
  • Jordan Dajani (CBS Sports) 2021 NFL training camp battles to watch: Top five running back competitions. No Pats.
  • Cynthia Frelund ( My analytics-based top-five rookie running backs rankings in 2021. rankings. No Pats.
  • Sarah Bishop (ESPN) What are the chances Deshaun Watson plays again in Houston?
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Report: Aaron Rodgers not expected to attend Packers’ minicamp.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Five-figure bet moves Patriots’ odds to win Super Bowl at BetMGM.
  • Cameron Filipe (Football Zebras) Officiating crews for the 2021 season. “This season there is one new official to replace six that retired.”
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Britt Reid pleads not guilty to DWI charge.