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Monday, June 9, 2014
Setting the Patriots' schedule for week

By Mike Reiss

This marks the third week of voluntary organized team activities for the Patriots. One notable change is that teams can schedule up to four OTAs in the third week, which is one extra from the previous two weeks.

Here is a snapshot look at the next two weeks:

Organized team activities
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (open to reporters), Friday

Community MVP Awards
Monday (with owner Robert Kraft, quarterback Tom Brady, linebacker Jerod Mayo)

Mandatory minicamp
June 17-19 (each day open to reporters; closed to public)

Meanwhile, a few Patriots-based links to start off the week:

Clayton doesn't see Brady's decline. senior writer John Clayton files his weekly mailbag and one question is on quarterback Tom Brady and the view that he is in decline. Clayton doesn't agree with the thought.

Linking the Patriots and Spurs. Boston Globe sports columnist Christopher L. Gasper writes on the link between the NBA's San Antonio Spurs and the NFL's New England Patriots. The headline of the piece: "Spurs, Patriots share uncommon success."