NFL Notebook: Looking at which young Patriots could be poised for a ‘leap’ year

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In this week's edition the NFL Notebook, we look at how much traveling the 2018 Patriots will do when stacked against previous years, what's up with the rest of the AFC East, and break down some potential start dates for training camp come July. But first, here are a few guys who are starting to see the stars align in their favor when it comes to making the leap from rotational players to big contributors come 2018.