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New England Patriots links 7/09/21 - Patriots movie of the week: Harry-Gilmore

Daily news and links for Friday

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Stephon Gilmore breaks up a pass.
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  • Tom E. Curran offers his predictions for the Pats’ biggest training camp storylines. Cam wins QB battle; Gilmore’s absence is brief; More!
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Report: Pats plan to reopen contract talks with Stephon Gilmore before camp.
  • Khari Thompson passes along a report that the Patriots and Stephon Gilmore are set to re-open contract talks soon. Gilmore has indicated he will not play for the Patriots without a new contract.
  • Mike Cole mentions how the NFL world still sees Stephon Gilmore as an elite cornerback, which gives him more ammo as he seeks a new contract.
  • Jerry Trotta (MusketFire) Is Stephon Gilmore’s future contingent on JC Jackson’s preseason?
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Here’s what rattled Patriots’ ecosystem, leading to N’Keal Harry trade request.
  • Nick Goss tells us a ‘league exec’ estimates N’Keal Harry’s trade value as a conditional 6th round pick.
  • Sean T. McGuire suggests six potential landing spots for N’Keal Harry.
  • Steve Atkinson (BelieveInBostonSports) N’Keal Harry wants out of New England. “In his career, he’s had four touchdowns, with 45 receptions. That isn’t first-round pick material. That isn’t even top 10, he’s a bottom-of-the-league receiver who has no idea what’s going on when he’s playing.”
  • Logan Mullen mentions it’s not just the underachievement that will make N’Keal Harry a challenging player to trade, but his contract reflects his first-round draft pick status.
  • Drae Harris (TheDraftNetwork) Best trade destinations for N’Keal Harry.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Possible N’Keal Harry trade destinations.
  • CBS Boston relays Mac Jones’ high school coach: ‘He’s got that good swag you need as a quarterback.
  • Clare Cooper (FullPressCoverage) A Clare Perspective: Let me hear you, “Defence, defence, defence!”
  • Ryan Hannable explores who, other than Mac Jones, is the Patriots’ most intriguing rookie.
  • Phil Perry says of the Patriots FA signings, he’d temper expectations for WR Nelson Agholor.
  • Evan Lazar counts down his ten most important Patriots in 2021: No. 9 Michael Onwenu.
  • Khari Thompson notes NFL analyst Marc Sessler thinks J.C. Jackson could make a Pro Bowl in 2021, and earn himself a big payday in the process.
  • Ryan Hannable picks Josh Uche as the Patriot most likely in store for famed Year 2 jump.
  • Matt Dolloff shows the new Patriots celebrating team photo day on social media. /Looking good!
  • Nick Goss notes that on his list of great games, Brady calls Super Bowl LI ‘second to none.’
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Patriots news and NFL notes, 5 things to know. 1) Tom Curran spoke recently with Andy Gresh and Rich Keefe in an interview with WEEI and talked about the Stephon Gilmore situation, and he believes that a resolution should happen at some point during training camp.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike and Murph discuss a potential deal for N’Keal Harry, and preview he Pats’ wide receiver depth chart in 2021. (39 min.)
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and Steve Balestrieri discuss the Pats best offseason acquisitions on the d-line, those with something to prove and overall thoughts on the unit in 2021. (28 min.)


  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) N’Keal Harry’s trade request to Patriots confirms Bill Belichick’s latest WR draft bust. “he is the latest drafted wideout to go through the revolving door after not being a good fit for their demanding scheme.”
  • Ben Levine (ProFootballRumors) Kyle Shanahan discusses decision to take Trey Lance over Mac Jones.
  • Mitch Goldich (SI) The 2020–21 NFL Octopus Awards and year in review: NFL RedZone’s Scott Hanson stops by to help hand out this year’s awards for our favorite made-up scoring stat.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) NFL all under 25 defensive team. No Pats in first or second team.
  • Gil Brandt ( 2021 NFL season: Ranking the most versatile players in the league. No Pats.
  • Doug Farrar (TouchdownWire) The NFL’s top 11 running backs. No Pats.
  • Bill Bender (Sporting News) When did your city win its last pro sports championship?
  • Jordan Foote (ArrowheadReport) Patrick Mahomes on LeBron/Jordan comparisons with Tom Brady: ‘It’s Still Early’. /Ya think?
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) 2021 NFL Preview: With a strong defense and some Fitzmagic, Washington should be even better.
  • Nick Wojton (TouchdownWire) Who is still on franchise tag with extension deadline approaching?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL teams brace for stadium hiring struggles.
  • Andrew Bucholtz (Awful Announcing) Sean McDonough says he was told to make MNF “more conversational,” which Jon Gruden didn’t want, “and it was awkward... You’re standing there next to somebody wondering, ‘If I ask him a question about this, is he gonna answer it or is he gonna be annoyed that I asked him?’ So it was uncomfortable.”