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News Blitz 5/26: Hitting the field

View images from Patriots OTA practice at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

The media will get its first chance to see the 2016 Patriots on Thursday afternoon. While there won't be any competition involved in OTA work, which is designed to be a teaching opportunity, it's still a chance to envision how the roster will start to look come training camp.

ESPNBoston.com remembers back to a year ago when we got our first glimpse of Dion Lewis and wonders if any players may emerge in similar fashion this time around. The Boston Herald takes a look at undrafted free agent corner Cre'Von LeBlanc. The Providence Journal offers five things to watch at today's OTAs. MassLive.com is looking at Jimmy Garoppolo and Martellus Bennett among others. WEEI.com also has some item of note for Thursday's workout.

On the Deflategate circuit,

Slot receivers are a tight breed and ESPNBoston.com has a nice story of Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola met former Jets standout Wayne Chrebet.

CSNNE.com says Edelman and Amendola could benefit from the arrival of second-round pick Cyrus Jones.NESN.com thinks Knowshon Moreno could be an option at running back for the Patriots.

Out in Arizona, not all Cardinals players want Tom Brady to miss the opener while serving his suspension.

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