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New England Patriots Links 8/13/14 - Day 2: Pats-Eagles Joint Practices

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Daily News and Links for 8/13/14

Eagles O-lineman says Wilfork still has 'explosion'
Eagles O-lineman says Wilfork still has 'explosion'
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  • Phil Perry writes his Pats-Eagles Day 1 Postcard from Camp: Some fun matchups to watch during the one-on-one period between Pats WRs and Eagles DBs.
  • Mike Reiss and Lee Schechter offer their observations from Tuesday's practice: Darrelle Revis took his foot off the gas; Josh Boyce showed his speed with a pair of deep routes that left defenders in the dust.
  • Mike Reiss mentions there was an electric atmosphere at camp Tuesday, courtesy of the 25,317 fans who attended.
  • Oliver Thomas posts his observations from camp: Ryan Mallett returns, Jerod Mayo absent.
  • Adam Kaufman explains why Ryan Mallett is still ahead of Jimmy Garoppolo on the depth chart.
  • Ryan Hannable reports Mark Sanchez said coming back to New England was everything he expected - probably including the heckling and taunting by the fans.
  • Dan Roche didn't think the Patriots looked as sharp as last week.
  • The AP writes Darrelle Revis shrugs off giving up a TD pass in practice, preferring to prepare for when the passes matter.
  • Mike Reiss notes referee John Parry and his crew are in town to work the Pats-Eagles joint practices, and they were asked by Belichick to inform each player what he did to earn the flag.
  • Ben Volin recaps the Patriots joint training camp practice with Philidelphia. (2.39 min. video)
  • Karen Guregian notes Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur knows Danny Amendola pretty well, and lauds his talent.
  • Doug Kyed reports Aaron Dobson says his injured foot 'felt good' in his first padded practice.
  • Mike Reiss hears Eagles' center Jason Kelce relay that Vince Wilfork is as tough as ever.
  • Jeff Howe notes the Patriots now have a glimpse of the way opposing offenses would prefer to attack them this season.
  • Field Yates tells us the Patriots' offseason award winners: Hightower, Mayo, McCourty, Edelman, Ryan, collins, Develin, Ebner and Chris Jones.
  • Adam Kurkjian notes that few if any players have made bigger strides so far at training camp than Malcolm Butler.
  • Erik Frenz points to Malcolm Butler, an unheralded, undrafted CB out of Division II West Alabama, as a dark horse emerging for the Pats roster.
  • Phil Perry notes new Patriot TE Ben Hartsock says the Pats are a 'quintessential role-player team'.
  • Karen Guregian points out that after Rob Gronkowski, the TE position is precariously thin.
  • Mike Reiss answers his Patriots Mailbag: Room for improvement on offensive line.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Jimmy Garoppolo returned from Washington a new man, takes control of the field; Aaron Dobson was still very limited in practice and hasn't yet been cleared for contact; Pats aggressively added DT depth by making a pair of trades in one day for the first time in three years; Pats cancelled public access to today's practice due to the inclement weather.
  • Jeremy Gottlieb spots Robert Kraft in the No. 3 spot on a very unscientific list of NFL owners ranked by how likable they are.

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