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News Blitz 5/2: Brady at work out west


Phase II of New England's offseason workout program commenced this past Monday here at Gillette Stadium. While most players were likely in the building and around the facility, a notable exception was Tom Brady.

However, the QB has been letting folks know that he's still keeping in shape. Recent images surfaced showing him at Boston College throwing passes to WR Julian Edelman. Now, he's on the West Coast, doing football drills at UCLA, as both he and the college Tweeted yesterday.

Speaking of passers, a lengthy ESPN blog post examines how the Patriots' drafting of rookie QB Jarrett Stidham affects New England's plans for that position, as an introduction to a larger scouring of the team's entire roster at the moment.

Brady and his young receivers haven't always had the easiest time getting acquainted on the football field, but one former NFL coach-turned-TV analyst believes 2019 first-round draft choice N'Keal Harry will be different. He explains why in a Boston Herald feature. A MassLive blog post also posits that Harry has the potential to outshine many of the other receivers who've been drafted during the Bill Belichick era.

Finally today, Boston Sports Journal provides a feel-good feature on the life-long bond between the aforementioned Stidham and fellow 2019 Patriots draft choice Damien Harris, the running back from Alabama.