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NFL Notebook: More on new WRs, free agency notes, whether or not Matt Patricia can pull off worst-to-first, and more

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In this week’s edition of the NFL Notebook, we wonder who’s going to be returning kicks for the Patriots in 2019, ask if Matt Patricia and the Lions will be this year’s worst-to-first team, and remind you every team needs guys like LaAdrian Waddle. But first, we get a little more information on New England’s newest receivers, Marcus Harris and Bruce Ellington.

1. We went deep on new receivers Maurice Harris and Bruce Ellington earlier this week, but to add to the scouting report, I wanted to get a sense of each one of them as players by talking to people who covered them for an extended stretch. So we connected with a pair of writers who have covered both Harris and Ellington, and asked them for more detail on both.

Ben Standig of NBCSportsWashington, on Harris: “The size is obvious. So are the sure hands, once Harris receives a few passes. That combination led to some highlight catches during his stint with the Redskins, which at times was derailed by injuries and the depth chart. Capable of lining up all over the formation, Harris received ample work in 2018 and finished with 28 receptions. There just wasn’t