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Report: Patriots have pre-draft visits scheduled with N'Keal Harry, Miles Boykin

Report: Patriots have pre-draft visits scheduled with N'Keal Harry, Miles Boykin

The New England Patriots are definitely in the receiver market this offseason. They have done extensive work on players this offseason, as they offered a big deal to try and bring Adam Humphries to the team.

They also added both Maurice Harris and Bruce Ellington to the roster to provide depth at the position.

Despite the minor additions they made, the Patriots are still in the market for a receiver. According to NFL Network's Mike Giardi and Mike Garafolo, the Patriots are set to visit with a couple of receiver prospects from the 2019 NFL Draft, Arizona State's N'Keal Harry and Notre Dame's Miles Boykin.

This comes after the Patriots reportedly met with A.J. Brown, a wide receiver from Ole Miss.

With Rob Gronkowski retiring and the team lacking solid receiving options outside of Julian Edelman, the interest in the receiver position makes sense. And Harry and Boykin represent two solid possibilities for the Patriots.

Harry is the better of the two prospects and is considered to be a potential first-round pick. The 6-2 receiver had back-to-back 1,000-plus yard seasons at Arizona State and performed well at the combine, logging a 4.53 time in the 40-yard dash while doing 27 reps on the bench press.

Similar to Harry, Boykin is a tall receiver (6-4) who also performed well at the combine. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds and logged an impressive 3-cone time of 6.77 seconds. He had a productive senior season at Notre Dame (59 catches, 872 yards, and eight touchdowns) but didn't produce much in his other three seasons with the Fighting Irish, playing in 13 games and catching 18 total passes.

Whether or not the Patriots take either of these players, it's clear that the squad is interested in add receiving help to their team. Expect them to look to add young playmakers and pass catchers at some point in the draft to give Tom Brady some new weapons to throw to.

In addition to the receiver position, the Patriots have taken a hard look at the top tight ends from the 2019 draft class.

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Tom Brady's apparent workout video with Josh Gordon has Patriots fans fired up

Tom Brady's apparent workout video with Josh Gordon has Patriots fans fired up

We don't know when (or if) Josh Gordon will play his next game for the New England Patriots, but it seems he's not straying far.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted a brief Instagram video/GIF on Wednesday morning of him throwing a pass to someone who looks a lot like Gordon.

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Brady's Instagram story features some still photos from the workout, one of which gives us a better look at Gordon.

The veteran wide receiver was suspended indefinitely in December for violating the terms of his reinstatement after multiple NFL drug policy violations, and there's no still timetable for his return.

Gordon signed his restricted tender with the Patriots in April, though, ensuring that if he plays anywhere in 2019, it will be with New England.

The former first-team All-Pro seemingly working out with Brady is a good sign that the Patriots are still keeping him in the mix. And as is the case with any remotely positive Gordon news, Pats fans in the Instagram comments couldn't contain their excitement.

Gordon joins rookie receiver N'Keal Harry and Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman among the wideouts to join Brady for his now-famous Instagram workout sessions this offseason.

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Shawne Merriman's hilarious Father's Day tweet will make Patriots fans smile

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Shawne Merriman's hilarious Father's Day tweet will make Patriots fans smile

Shawne Merriman is no fan of the New England Patriots, but his son's allegiances seems to differ a bit.

The former Los Angeles Chargers star posted a Father's Day tweet Sunday with a photo of his son getting ready to buy a Tom Brady Patriots jersey with a Super Bowl LI patch, and the three-time Pro Bowler's reaction is priceless. 

A Brady jersey probably is the last piece of NFL apparel that Merriman would want his son to buy, given his history with the Patriots.

Merriman still hasn't forgotten about the Patriots coming into San Diego and defeating the 14-2 Chargers in the 2006 AFC Divisional Round. It was the Chargers' best team in a long time, and after the Patriots won in dramatic fashion, some New England players mocked Merriman's sack dance during the on-field celebrations. Chargers players weren't happy at all.

But hey, props to Merriman's son, he knows greatness when he sees it. And he's not alone, evidenced by Brady once again leading all NFL players in royalties from sales of items including jerseys.

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