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New England Patriots links 8/12/21 - Preseason Week 1 opener: Patriots vs. Washington

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  • Albert Breer (SI) Mailbag: How likely is a Michael Thomas trade? Plus, breakout QBs, the Chiefs’ defense, the 49ers’ QBs, the emphasis on taunting rules and more.
  • Staff (ESPN) Best of Wednesday at NFL training camps: Zach Wilson finds a groove; Jordan Love preps for preseason start; joint practices heat up.
  • Anthony Treash (PFF) 10 predictions for the 2021 NFL rookie class. 4. Christian Barmore is the highest-graded rookie defensive lineman.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Top NFL players by jersey number: From Kyler Murray to Aaron Donald, a 1-99 ranking for the 2021 season. No. 37 Damien Harris, Patriots RB. ‘He’s due for a big year as the headliner of New England’s backfield.’
  • Willie McGinest (NFL.com) Top 10 off-ball linebackers entering 2021 NFL season. No Pats.
  • Ben Solak (The Ringer) A linebacker contract boom is coming. Will NFL teams regret it?
  • Marc Sessler (NFL.com) 2021 NFL preseason: 6 underdogs to believe in.
  • Tej Seth (PFF) Do NFL running backs regress? Facts and fiction.
  • Dan Hanzus (NFL.com) NFL power rankings. Patriots 14th (up from 18th) “...Bill Belichick seems to respect Newton’s work ethic and tenacity, but Jones appears to have a real opportunity over the next month.”
  • Chris Cwik (Yahoo! Sports) Texans tried to end training camp early and limit media access, but NFL said no.