In this week’s edition of the NFL Notebook, we talk with former Patriots’ assistant Pepper Johnson about what it takes to survive as a coach under Bill Belichick, how the last week of the preseason is going to look, and who is leading the team in snaps and penalties this summer. But first, we look at the latest developments for New England at the wide receiver position.
1. With two weeks to go before the start of the regular season, where do things stand with the Patriots’ wide receiving corps? With Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson looking like locks, New England could go with two of the three from this list: Eric Decker, Braxton Berrios and Riley McCarron. Decker, who had his first two catches of the summer on Friday, remains a polarizing prospect, but on Saturday, Bill Belichick talked about Decker, and lauded his ability to pick things up.