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Bedard’s Mailbag: Le’Veon Bell; Patriots’ skill position deficit, Edelman’s health, Covid byes, TEs, and Dimitroff

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Such a strange couple of weeks for the Patriots — they haven't even had a practice yet this week — so I figured it'd be a good time to roll out a meaty mailbag to hit on a variety of topics.

Questions this time touch on:

  • Le'Veon Bell
  • Patriots' skill position deficit in the AFC;
  • The state of Julian Edelman;
  • Will the bye week change affect the Patriots?
  • More receivers over adding a tight end?
  • Future of Thomas Dimitroff.

Does Bell have anything left and will the Patriots be interested? — John T.

Aside from the reports today that the finalists for Bell are the Chiefs, Bills and Dolphins — and that grouping could cause the Patriots to jump in even just to drive up the price — Le'Veon Bell certainly has something left and would be an upgrade over anything the Patriots have.

UPDATE: Bell signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs. The Bills and Dolphins were a finalist. The Patriots were not believed to be heavily involved.

https://twitter.com/LeVeonBell/status/1316882234155147264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1316882234155147264%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_0&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.espn.com%2F

However, there's another side to this.