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New England Patriots links 7/21/21 - Camp questions: Pats who break out, break through or break down

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New England Patriots Practice
J.J. Taylor and Cam Newton
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  • Mike D’Abate (PatriotMaven) Better ‘Sooner’ than never: Ronnie Perkins signs four-year rookie deal with Patriots.
  • Logan Mullen NFL Rumors: Patriots near deal with second-rounder Christian Barmore.
  • Karen Guregian talks about the “Hightower effect” on the Patriots defense. “Without their star linebacker, the Patriots lacked its defensive navigation system. Hightower is the leader of the front seven, the player who makes the defense feel confident about shutting down an offense.”
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots 2021 training camp primer: Offensive Line.
  • Alex Barth previews the safety position: Last year, the safety position may have been the best unit of the Pats’ defense. Despite minimal offseason attention, they should be even better in 2021.
  • Mark Morse (PatsFans) Patriots roster analysis – Part 7 Linebackers and Edge.
  • Karen Guregian reports J.C. Jackson considers himself a legitimate No. 1 corner. “Of course I am. I would never settle for less. I would never say I’m No. 2, No. 3. I’m No. 1.”
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Here’s J.C. Jackson’s reaction to contract situation with Patriots.
  • Kevin Tame and Bobby Thompson (FullPressCoverage) Which Patriots tight end has a more impactful season, Hunter Henry or Jonnu Smith?
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Matt Judon explaining his confidence in the defense, and his expectations for Cam Newton this season.
  • Andrew Callahan address 10 questions ahead of training camp. No. 7: How will the offense deploy new tight ends?
  • Evan Lazar counts down his ten most important Patriots in 2021. No. 1: Mac Jones and Cam Newton.
  • Mike D’Abate (PatriotMaven) Will Cam Akers’ injury impact the Patriots plans at running back?
  • Steve Atkinson (BelieveInBostonSports) Cam Newton opens up on ESPN.
  • Jenna Ciccotelli notes Kyle Van Noy shares a hype video on Twitter ahead of his Patriots return.
  • Karen Guregian notes that in a wide-ranging interview with SiriusXM radio, Tom Brady discusses his upcoming return to Foxboro, ‘It’ll be a great day for football.’
  • Nicole Yang reports the Patriots will hold joint practices with with the Giants.