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New England Patriots links 5/31/22 - Damien Harris’ critics deserve the stiff-arm; OTA today!

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Damien Harris with the stiff-arm
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  • Mark Daniels is live from Patriots OTAs: Here’s what you need to know about the Pats second open practice.
  • Richie Whitt (Patriots Country) Is Patriots Damien Harris a top 20 running back? In PFF’s annual RB rankings, Harris gets respect. Sort of.
  • Richie Whitt (Patriots Country) Patriots veteran starter Isaiah Wynn skipping OTAs: 3 potential trade partners.
  • Michael DeVito (MusketFire) Patriots’ defensive line doesn’t impress without top draftees: Not investing much draft capital in their defensive line (only a sixth-round pick) could prove quite costly.
  • mikereis (Gillette Gazette) The pressure is extra intense: #1 quarterback vs #1 head coach rivalry.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Report: Midwest area scout D.J. Debick leaves Patriots to join Texans: Debick has been with the Patriots since 2016 and was the longest-tenured area scout with the team.
  • Adam Weinrib (MusketFire) Celtics’ NBA Finals run clearly helping galvanize 2022 Patriots.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate and Evan Lazar discuss the development of QB Mac Jones, the rookies in the defensive backfield and the decisions to be made along the offensive line. (47 min.)


  • Mike Lombardi (TheDailyCoach) Why Bill Belichick doesn’t like job titles. /Worth a reminder.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Trevor Lawrence’s Christian Kirk quote hints at his potential; Plus, contract situations worth watching, diversity summit takeaways and more.
  • Bucky Brooks ( Scouts Notebook: CeeDee Lamb could emerge as a top-five receiver; plus, candidates for the cover of ‘Madden NFL 23.’
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) 100 things to know with 100 days until kickoff; News, notes and facts for all 32 teams.
  • Braden Holecek (FullPressCoverage) Teams with best chance at regaining division crown in 2022. No Pats.
  • Ian Wharton (Bleacher Report) Predicting every NFL team’s 2022 surprise rookie gem. Patriots: RB Kevin Harris.
  • Mike Kaye (ProFootballNetwork) NFL news and rumors mailbag: Potential Eagles roster moves before training camp, biggest breakout candidate, and more.
  • Kristopher Knox (Bleacher Report) Buying or selling NFL’s latest trade rumors.
  • Ian Wharton (Bleacher Report) What a team of remaining free agents would look like.
  • Dallas Robinson (ProFootballNetwork) 5 ways to make the NFL Pro Bowl better.
  • Jacob Camenker (Sporting News) The Match 2022 golf odds, prediction for Tom Brady-Aaron Rodgers vs. Josh Allen-Patrick Mahomes.
  • Nate Davis (USA Today) Casting NFL players as ‘Top Gun’ stars: Roles for Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes? /Ok folks, it’s officially the dead zone.
  • NFL 360 ( The legacy of Pat Tillman. (16 min. video)