Mike Klis projects second-round G Dalton Risner as the only opening-day starter for the Broncos, though first-round TENoah Fant will likely start several games as he develops into the No. 1 tight end.
According to Reiss, Patriots LB Jamie Collins has a signing bonus of only $150,000.
Reiss says Collins is happy to be back in New England after the Patriots traded him to Cleveland instead of signing him to a major contract.
Reiss mentions WR Dontrelle Inman‘s ability to quickly learn the playbook after joining the Bears and Colts midseason the past two years as an asset for learning a notoriously challenging Patriots playbook.
According to the Athletic’s Jeff Howe, how first-round WR N’Keal Harry performs in training camp with QB Tom Brady will be a key barometer in what to expect from him this season.
Howe says if RB Rex Burkhead stays healthy and appears ready to contribute, his roster spot could come at the expense of a linebacker or defensive end.
Howe writes that last year’s second-round CBDuke Dawson could be on his final season with the Patriots if he doesn’t show marked improvement from last year, especially given New England’s depth in the secondary.
Howe mentions S Obi Melifonwu has a chance to resuscitate his career with extra practice reps as S Patrick Chung recovers from surgery.