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New England Patriots links 6/27/22 - Feeling cornered: Pats’ CB group not getting much love

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NFL: New England Patriots Minicamp
CB Malcolm Butler at minicamp
Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports


  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Raekwon McMillan, revamped linebacker group among keys to Patriots’ season; Where Uche fits in the linebacker group looks like a moving target based on spring practice; David Andrews restructured contract; DeVante Parker’s impact; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots News: David Andrews steps up, NE a 12-win team? More.
  • Nick StevensSunday 7: The Jack Jones buzz is building; More.
  • Matt Dolloff discusses David Andrews doing the Patriots a solid on the salary cap management. Per Mike Reiss, ‘the restructure doesn’t add any “new money” for Andrews. It’s like an advance. Just getting a nice little chunk o’ change a little early.’
  • Khari Thompson ranks the Patriots’ projected 2022 position groups from best (S) to worst (CB). /ST no. 2 Wut?
  • Andy Hart ranks the Patriots’ roster from 1-87.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriots Country) Mac Jones working with Tom Brady’s throwing coach Tom House this offseason.
  • Richie Whitt (Patriots Country) Mac Jones in 2022: ‘Very Good’ or ‘Elite’? Most experts agree the QB is poised for improvement in Year 2, but just how much?
  • Scott Zolak shares some rumors he’s heard from people close to the Patriots about Mac Jones’ strong spring performance.
  • Conor Roche highlights ex-GM who drafted DeVante Parker and believes the Patriots are getting a strong red-zone target in the receiver. “You’re getting someone who can win on the outside.”
  • Evan Lazar counts down the most important Patriots players heading into the 2022 season. No. 10: S Kyle Dugger.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriots Country) Patriots third-year linebacker Anfernee Jennings preparing for ‘prove-it’ season.
  • Joe (GilletteGazette) Extreme disappointment blinds people from what value N’Keal Harry still brings in 2022.
  • Kevin Tame, Jr. (Patriots Country) Bargain hunters: Patriots own NFL’s top contracts? New England has a few players that have proven to be more than worth the money.
  • Mark Daniels thumbnails five possibilities for the Pats to sign to fill their last 3 roster spots.
  • Nathan Middleton (GilletteGazette) Exciting Patriots single season records that could be beaten in 2022.
  • Chris Mason’s Patriots mailbag: Will Bill Belichick be hands-off with the defense given his hands-on offensive coaching?
  • Joe (GilletteGazette) Misplaced doubt in the 2022 New England Patriots has them as underdogs.
  • The Boston Herald addresses the Kvetch of the Day: What is Belichick up to?
  • mikereis (GilletteGazette) The Great Gronk: Top five amazing plays in Gronk’s career.


  • Paul Burmeister (ProFootballTalk) Guest FMIA: On USFL being a ‘fork in the road’ for players and what’s next for upstart league.
  • Bucky Brooks ( Scout’s Notebook: Five scariest QBs entering 2022 NFL season; where Gronk ranks among top TEs of all time.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Patriots restructure David Andrews’ contract.
  • Albert Breer and Conor Orr (SI) 2022 NFL offseason: Best and worst moves, MVPs and More. Which team didn’t do enough this offseason and could struggle this season? Breer says Patriots.
  • Michael Renner (PFF) 2022 NFL secondary rankings. Patriots 26th in the “Serious Flaws” tier.
  • Kevin Patra ( 10 biggest remaining roster holes heading into training camp.
  • NFL Total Access ( Scott Pioli, Adam Rank: 3 Year 2 QBs with most potential in 2022. (3.10 min. video)
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Surprise offseason standouts for all 32 NFL teams: Under-the-radar players to know from minicamp workouts. Patriots: WR Tre Nixon.
  • Steven Ruiz (The Ringer) The 10 non-superstars who could shape the 2022 NFL season. DeVante Parker included.
  • Chris Trapasso (CBS Sports) Ranking NFL’s top 5 rookie WRs of 2022 by expected production. No Pats.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Best bargain NFL players at premium positions. Matt Judon included.
  • Brad Spielberger (PFF) Ranking the top 32 NFL contracts ahead of the 2022 season.
  • Sam Monson (PFF) Best NFL receivers against man and zone coverages. No Pats.
  • Frank Schwab (Yahoo! Sports) 2022 NFL Preview: NY Jets finally have reasons for optimism.


  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) In settlement talks with Deshaun Watson, NFL insisted on at least one-year suspension
  • Charles Robinson (ProFootballTalk) By leaking 1-year suspension target for Deshaun Watson, NFL is already applying pressure to case’s arbitrator
  • Madeline Coleman (SI) Watson’s NFL disciplinary hearing slated to begin Tuesday, per report.
  • Jeff German and Briana Erickson (Las Vegas Review-Journal) Raiders lawsuits, complaints since 2013.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Raiders continue to face allegations of workplace misconduct.