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New England Patriots links 6/14/21 – Just another manic minicamp Monday: Who’s in, who’s out? More!

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<div><figure> <img alt="New England Patriots Practice" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Uifg5ARfgEbCHZhLIqxAuud3vwQ=/0x37:3048x2069/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/69449539/1233321855.0.jpg"> <figcaption>Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images</figcaption> </figure> <p>Daily news and links for Monday</p> <p id="z763B4"><strong>TEAM TALK</strong></p> <ul><li id="CIiLRT"> <strong>Mike Dussault</strong> catches up with Patriots <a href="https://www.patriots.com/news/zuber-making-strides-in-first-full-offseason">second-year receiver Isaiah Zuber</a>, who is making strides in his first full offseason.</li></ul> <p id="DOPcJB"><strong>LOCAL LINKS</strong></p> <ul> <li id="vZ74Sn"> <strong>Mike Reiss</strong> shares some <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1641910&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.espn.com%2Fblog%2Fnew-england-patriots%2Fpost%2F_%2Fid%2F4823203%2Fstephon-gilmores-contract-status-in-spotlight-at-new-england-patriots-camp&referrer=sbnation.com&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.patspulpit.com%2F2021%2F6%2F14%2F22532979%2Fnew-england-patriots-links-6-14-21-just-another-manic-minicamp-monday-whos-in-whos-out-more" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">quick-hit weekend thoughts:</a> Stephon Gilmore’s contract status in spotlight; Cam’s return; Uche in the nickel; Where’s Wino? More. <em>/Good stuffs</em>.</li> <li id="UL6xY7"> <strong>Ryan Hannable</strong>’s <a href="https://www.audacy.com/weei/sports/patriots/sunday-7-recent-high-patriots-draft-picks-could-be-cut">Sunday 7:</a> A few recent Patriots high draft picks could be potential cuts this summer</li> <li id="60bgaO"> <strong>Steve Balestrieri</strong> (PatsFans) <a href="https://www.patsfans.com/patriots/blog/2021/06/13/patriots-news-06-13-patriots-with-the-most-to-prove-in-2021/">Sunday Patriots news:</a> Patriots with the most to prove in 2021; More.</li> <li id="ZLinGI"> <strong>Ian Logue</strong> (PatsFans) <a href="https://www.patsfans.com/patriots/blog/2021/06/14/daily-patriots-news-and-nfl-notes-5-things-to-know-6-14/">New England Patriots news</a> and other quick NFL stories for Monday. 1) One of the remaining questions heading into this season is going to be the future of Stephon Gilmore, who is heading into the last season of the 5-year, $65-million deal he signed back in 2017.</li> <li id="t2Qna3"> <strong>Henry McKenna</strong> (PatriotsWire) Patriots <a href="https://patriotswire.usatoday.com/lists/patriots-53-man-roster-projection-otas-nkeal-harry-joejuan-williams/">53-man roster projection</a> after OTAs: Recent draft classes are in trouble.</li> <li id="Ko4A9y"> <strong>Andrew Callahan</strong> suggests <a href="https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/06/14/how-to-follow-patriots-minicamp-from-mac-jones-to-top-storylines-and-position-battles/">how to follow Patriots minicamp</a>, from Mac Jones, position battles and more top storylines as the Pats wrap up their offseason this week.</li> <li id="GfFWj7"> <strong>Mike D’Abate</strong> (PatriotMaven) <a href="https://www.si.com/nfl/patriots/news/three-key-questions-heading-into-new-england-patriots-minicamp">Patriots Minicamp:</a> Three days, three burning questions.</li> <li id="mVNzGr"> <strong>CBS Boston</strong> confirms <a href="https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/06/14/stephon-gilmore-contract-status-patriots-mandatory-minicamp/">Stephon Gilmore is not present</a> for the first day of mandatory minicamp.</li> <li id="by8bff"> <strong>Andy Hart</strong> says to forget Cam vs. Mac, a <a href="https://www.audacy.com/weei/sports/patriots/reloaded-defense-not-qb-will-write-the-patriots-2021-story">reloaded defense will be the story</a> of the 2021 Patriots. <em>/He’s not wrong</em>.</li> <li id="JCMRHh"> <strong>Karen Guregian</strong> considers which Patriots are <a href="https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/06/13/guregian-which-patriots-are-under-the-most-pressure-to-produce-in-2021/">under the most pressure</a> to produce in 2021.</li> <li id="GO232j"> <strong>Andrew Callahan</strong> reports Cam Newton is <a href="https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/06/13/cam-newton-expected-to-try-practicing-at-patriots-minicamp-despite-hand-injury/">expected to try practicing</a> at minicamp despite hand injury.</li> <li id="UozhKW"> <strong>Dakota Randall</strong> talks about Cam Newton dealing with a <a href="https://nesn.com/2021/06/cam-newton-injury-this-report-bodes-well-for-patriots-quarterback/">bone bruise in his hand</a> and when he reportedly could return to the practice field.</li> <li id="i0SIQ7"> <strong>Mike D’Abate</strong> (PatriotMaven) Patriots 2021 Minicamp: Too soon for <a href="https://www.si.com/nfl/patriots/news/new-england-patriots-2021-minicamp-preview-where-focus-will-be-on-mac-jones">some Mac Magic</a>?</li> <li id="jMvHac"> <strong>Tom E. Curran</strong> writes after watching him in person in Foxboro, why it’s a <a href="https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/patriots/heres-why-mac-jones-struggle-cause-optimism-and-not-concern">good thing to see Mac Jones struggle</a> this early in the process.</li> <li id="LtAK7m"> <strong>Zack Cox</strong> tells us how Mac Jones is approaching the <a href="https://nesn.com/2021/06/how-mac-jones-is-approaching-patriots-qb-competition-in-otas/">Patriots’ QB competition</a> in OTAs.</li> <li id="AcMpk7"> <strong>Adam London</strong> hears from Matt Judon, who sheds some light on <a href="https://nesn.com/2021/06/patriots-matt-judon-sheds-light-on-tom-bradys-trash-talking-style/">Tom Brady’s trash talking</a> style.</li> <li id="cDhjxL"> <strong>Ryan Hannable</strong> highlights rookie RB Rhamondre Stevenson who has <a href="https://www.audacy.com/weei/sports/patriots/patriots-rhamondre-stevenson-josh-mcdaniels-is-a-genius">a lot of faith in Josh McDaniels</a> when it comes to learning the offense and being in right spot.</li> <li id="tUg4OH"> <strong>Isaiah Houde </strong>(PatriotsWire) Patriots rookie RB Rhamondre Stevenson explains why <a href="https://patriotswire.usatoday.com/2021/06/14/patriots-rookie-rb-rhamondre-stevenson-explains-why-josh-mcdaniels-is-a-genius/">Josh McDaniels ‘is a genius.</a>’</li> <li id="9cGq9H"> <strong>Isaiah Houde </strong>(PatriotsWire) Patriots WR <a href="https://patriotswire.usatoday.com/2021/06/14/patriots-wr-isaiah-zuber-details-confidence-level-heading-into-year-2/">Isaiah Zuber details confidence level</a> heading into Year 2.</li> <li id="O8SNrF"> <strong>Henry McKenna</strong> (PatriotsWire) WR Isaiah Zuber on <a href="https://patriotswire.usatoday.com/2021/06/13/patriots-wr-on-nelson-agholor-kendrick-bourne-its-just-like-bringing-in-two-big-brothers/">Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne</a>: ‘It’s just like bringing in two big brothers’.</li> <li id="aNVNBo"> <strong>Mike Masala</strong> (PatriotsWire) Setting <a href="https://patriotswire.usatoday.com/lists/setting-realistic-expectations-for-every-patriots-draft-pick-in-2021/">realistic expectations</a> for every Patriots draft pick in 2021.</li> </ul> <p id="0JIf30"><strong>NATIONAL NEWS</strong></p> <ul> <li id="f8qjM5"> <strong>Albert Breer</strong> (SI) <a href="https://www.si.com/nfl/2021/06/14/mmqb-carson-wentz-transition-indianapolis-jim-nagy-minicamp">Monday Morning QB:</a> Carson Wentz is enjoying his transition to Indianapolis on and off the field; Plus, how Jim Nagy is helping more ex-players break into scouting, top minicamp story lines remaining and more.</li> <li id="RxdkWJ"> <strong>Chris Godwin</strong> (ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/06/14/chris-godwin-bucs-fmia-guest-nfl-peter-king/">Guest FMIA:</a> Gratitude, the real Tom Brady, and going for a Super Bowl repeat. <em>/Good read</em>.</li> <li id="HcNVVe"> <strong>Mike Florio </strong>(ProFootballTalk) Cam Newton could <a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/06/13/cam-newton-could-return-to-practice-on-monday/">return to practice</a> on Monday.</li> <li id="CxNjPi"> <strong>Myles Simmons</strong> (ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/06/10/mac-jones-on-patriots-qbs-were-all-going-to-get-better-together/">Mac Jones on Patriots QBs:</a> We’re all going to get better together.</li> <li id="YiRx2w"> <strong>Myles Simmons</strong> (ProFootballTalk) Matt Judon: I want to continue to <a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/06/14/matt-judon-i-want-to-continue-to-add-to-the-patriots-legacy/">add to the Patriots legacy</a>.</li> <li id="55wjw7"> <strong>Mike Florio </strong>(ProFootballTalk) Will <a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/06/13/will-stephon-gilmore-show-up-for-mandatory-minicamp-in-new-england/">Stephon Gilmore show up</a> for mandatory minicamp in New England?</li> <li id="MsvjpW"> <strong>NFL Nation</strong> (ESPN) NFL <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1641910&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.espn.com%2Fnfl%2Fstory%2F_%2Fid%2F31605361%2Fnfl-mandatory-minicamp-storylines-18-teams-first-looks-julio-jones-aj-green-new-places-more&referrer=sbnation.com&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.patspulpit.com%2F2021%2F6%2F14%2F22532979%2Fnew-england-patriots-links-6-14-21-just-another-manic-minicamp-monday-whos-in-whos-out-more" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">mandatory minicamp storylines</a> for 19 teams: First looks at Julio Jones, A.J. Green in new places, more. Patriots: Dont’a Hightower and his plans for 2021 will be key.</li> <li id="wopok1"> <strong>Bryan DeArdo</strong> (CBS Sports) Every NFL franchise’s <a href="https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/every-nfl-franchises-best-team-of-the-super-bowl-era-2020-buccaneers-crack-all-time-list/">best team</a> of the Super Bowl era. Pats: 2016 gets nod over 2004.</li> <li id="EmJbVs"> <strong>Kevin Seifert</strong> (ESPN) NFL <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1641910&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.espn.com%2Fnfl%2Fstory%2F_%2Fid%2F31597706%2Ftim-tebow-first-nfl-training-camp-sideshow-five-more-brock-lesnar-hall-famer&referrer=sbnation.com&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.patspulpit.com%2F2021%2F6%2F14%2F22532979%2Fnew-england-patriots-links-6-14-21-just-another-manic-minicamp-monday-whos-in-whos-out-more" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">training camp sideshows:</a> From Tim Tebow to Brock Lesnar.</li> <li id="cZs0ot"> <strong>Mike Florio</strong> (ProFootballTalk) Kyle Shanahan <a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/06/13/kyle-shanahan-finds-humor-in-the-fact-that-people-thought-he-wanted-mac-jones/">finds it funny</a> that people thought he wanted Mac Jones. <em>/”How am I funny, like a clown? What is so funny about me? What the F*** is so funny about me? Tell me. Tell me what’s funny.”</em> </li> <li id="at6GHU"> <strong>Conor Orr</strong> (SI) Six <a href="https://www.si.com/nfl/2021/06/11/nfl-turnaround-teams-2021-49ers-chargers-cowboys">losing teams in 2020</a> that will make the playoffs in 2021. No. 2 Patriots.</li> <li id="rbg4pB"> <strong>Seth Galina</strong> (PFF) <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1641910&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pff.com%2Fnews%2Fnfl-offensive-scheme-analysis-32-nfl-teams-2021&referrer=sbnation.com&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.patspulpit.com%2F2021%2F6%2F14%2F22532979%2Fnew-england-patriots-links-6-14-21-just-another-manic-minicamp-monday-whos-in-whos-out-more" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">Offensive scheme analysis</a> for all 32 NFL teams ahead of the 2021 NFL season.</li> <li id="Mdb1er"> <strong>Anthony Treash</strong> (PFF) Ranking the NFL’s top 10 <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1641910&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pff.com%2Fnews%2Fnfl-ranking-top-10-pass-catching-tandems-2021-season&referrer=sbnation.com&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.patspulpit.com%2F2021%2F6%2F14%2F22532979%2Fnew-england-patriots-links-6-14-21-just-another-manic-minicamp-monday-whos-in-whos-out-more" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">pass-catching tandems</a> ahead of the 2021 season. No Pats.</li> <li id="zY1kG8"> <strong>Ben Linsey</strong> (PFF) 5 <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1641910&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pff.com%2Fnews%2Fnfl-top-5-offensive-linemen-break-out-2021&referrer=sbnation.com&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.patspulpit.com%2F2021%2F6%2F14%2F22532979%2Fnew-england-patriots-links-6-14-21-just-another-manic-minicamp-monday-whos-in-whos-out-more" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">offensive linemen</a> positioned to break out in 2021. No Pats.</li> <li id="KPc9FS"> <strong>NFL Total Access</strong> (NFL.com) Which teams are <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1641910&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nfl.com%2Fvideos%2Fwhich-teams-are-the-most-underrated-entering-2021-nfl-total-access&referrer=sbnation.com&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.patspulpit.com%2F2021%2F6%2F14%2F22532979%2Fnew-england-patriots-links-6-14-21-just-another-manic-minicamp-monday-whos-in-whos-out-more" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">the most underrated</a> entering 2021? (2.32 min. video)</li> <li id="EdkLJT"> <strong>Steve Palazzolo</strong> (PFF) The most <a href="https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=66960X1641910&xs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pff.com%2Fnews%2Fdraft-pff-critical-factors-most-important-numbers-for-2020-nfl-draft-class&referrer=sbnation.com&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.patspulpit.com%2F2021%2F6%2F14%2F22532979%2Fnew-england-patriots-links-6-14-21-just-another-manic-minicamp-monday-whos-in-whos-out-more" rel="sponsored nofollow noopener" target="_blank">important numbers</a> for the 2020 <a href="https://www.sbnation.com/nfl-draft">NFL Draft</a> class.</li> <li id="krR4ap"> <strong>Charles Robinson</strong> (Yahoo! Sports) Vaccines were supposed to <a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/vaccines-were-supposed-to-usher-nfl-back-to-normalcy-instead-theyre-inviting-frustration-025327139.html">usher NFL back to normalcy</a>. Instead, they’re inviting frustration.</li> <li id="Qa2hf5"> <strong>Mike Florio </strong>(ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/06/12/chris-hogan-makes-his-debut-in-the-premier-lacrosse-league/">Chris Hogan makes his debut</a> in the Premier Lacrosse League.</li> <li id="yjjsC8"> <strong>Nick Dimengo</strong> (BroBible) <a href="https://brobible.com/sports/article/russell-wilson-seahawks-drama-very-ugly-report/">Russell Wilson-Seahawks</a> drama could get ‘very ugly’ if team doesn’t get close to Super Bowl, per ESPN insider.</li> </ul></div>
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  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Carson Wentz is enjoying his transition to Indianapolis on and off the field; Plus, how Jim Nagy is helping more ex-players break into scouting, top minicamp story lines remaining and more.
  • Chris Godwin (ProFootballTalk) Guest FMIA: Gratitude, the real Tom Brady, and going for a Super Bowl repeat. /Good read.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Cam Newton could return to practice on Monday.
  • Myles Simmons (ProFootballTalk) Mac Jones on Patriots QBs: We’re all going to get better together.
  • Myles Simmons (ProFootballTalk) Matt Judon: I want to continue to add to the Patriots legacy.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Will Stephon Gilmore show up for mandatory minicamp in New England?
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) NFL mandatory minicamp storylines for 19 teams: First looks at Julio Jones, A.J. Green in new places, more. Patriots: Dont’a Hightower and his plans for 2021 will be key.
  • Bryan DeArdo (CBS Sports) Every NFL franchise’s best team of the Super Bowl era. Pats: 2016 gets nod over 2004.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) NFL training camp sideshows: From Tim Tebow to Brock Lesnar.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Kyle Shanahan finds it funny that people thought he wanted Mac Jones. /”How am I funny, like a clown? What is so funny about me? What the F*** is so funny about me? Tell me. Tell me what’s funny.”
  • Conor Orr (SI) Six losing teams in 2020 that will make the playoffs in 2021. No. 2 Patriots.
  • Seth Galina (PFF) Offensive scheme analysis for all 32 NFL teams ahead of the 2021 NFL season.
  • Anthony Treash (PFF) Ranking the NFL’s top 10 pass-catching tandems ahead of the 2021 season. No Pats.
  • Ben Linsey (PFF) 5 offensive linemen positioned to break out in 2021. No Pats.
  • NFL Total Access (NFL.com) Which teams are the most underrated entering 2021? (2.32 min. video)
  • Steve Palazzolo (PFF) The most important numbers for the 2020 NFL Draft class.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) Vaccines were supposed to usher NFL back to normalcy. Instead, they’re inviting frustration.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Chris Hogan makes his debut in the Premier Lacrosse League.
  • Nick Dimengo (BroBible) Russell Wilson-Seahawks drama could get ‘very ugly’ if team doesn’t get close to Super Bowl, per ESPN insider.

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