The Patriot Way: The Beginning of OTAs & Other New England Patriots News, 5/26


Happy Tuesday, everyone. We here at Musket Fire hope you had an enjoyable holiday weekend. Let’s get right into it and take a look at some New England Patriots news.

The most noteworthy Patriots news of the day is the beginning of organized team activities. Over at, Tom E. Curran details the substance of OTAs, and here at Musket Fire, we tell you three things to watch for as OTAs begin.

Over at Rant Sports, Brandon Laass lists five players who must turn it up a notch during OTAs, and Derek McVay outlines five OTAs storylines to keep in mind.

Rookie Xzavier Dickson joins fellow Alabama alum Dont’a Hightower in the Patriots’ linebacking corps. Over at, Mark Inabinett breaks down where the other 55 Crimson Tide products will be playing during OTAs this month.

More from Patriots News

You’ve got to see what Bleacher Report featured columnist Sterling Xie had to say about what the Patriots’ defense will look like in 2015. Xie goes really in-depth, and there are visual components to accompany his pinpoint analysis.

Also on Bleacher Report, learn about the Massachusetts bar that is protesting Brady’s punishment by selling a “Free Brady Blonde IPA”. One dollar from every sale goes to charity. Classy move.

In the wake of Sunday’s “Free Tom Brady” rally, one newlywed coupled decided to postpone their honeymoon until Brady returns from his Deflategate suspension. Another day, another bizarre display of Patriots fandom. That being said, good for the Goodrows, and go Pats.

Here at Musket Fire, find out why Jeremy Dawson thinks the Pats addressed cornerback too late in the draft. Last but not least, read about Cyrus Geller’s assertion that Brady will benefit from Roger Goodell hearing his appeal.