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New England Patriots: 5 Biggest Issues as Offseason Hits Final Month
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Will Gronk be grounded to start the season?

For a team likely to return 19 of its 22 starters, the New England Patriots have had an unusual amount of upheaval this offseason.  From Wes Welker's acrimonious departure to Tebow mania, the Patriots have had the offseason spotlight shining on them more brightly than usual.

With OTAs and minicamp wrapping up last week and training camp just a month away, you can almost see the leaves turning gold and Bill Belichick breaking out his signature gray hoodie.  New England should once again be top AFC contenders, but there have been more than a few doubters making sweeping proclamations of doom.

Mind you, it's still June, and it's hard to know what this team's identity will be until the games begin.  But for now, here's an early read at the five biggest issues the Patriots currently face.

 

*Unless otherwise cited, all stats from Pro-Football-Reference.com

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