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New England Patriots Links 8/14/14 - Day 3: Pats-Eagles Joint Practices

Daily News and Links for 8/14/14

TEs Steve Maneri and Rob Gronkowski block it out in yesterday's rain-soaked practice
TEs Steve Maneri and Rob Gronkowski block it out in yesterday's rain-soaked practice
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  • Mike Reiss reviews the hot topics from Wednesday's camp.
  • Mike Reiss and Lee Schechter post their observations from Day 2 of Pats-Eagles joint practices.
  • Erik Frenz posts his joint training camp notes from Wednesday: Consistent rainfall provided both teams a chance to work in bad conditions, and the Pats rose to the challenge.
  • Christopher Price takes note of the intense atmosphere and more serious vibe coming out of the workouts from Foxboro this summer.
  • Ryan Hannable tells us what happened Wednesday at camp: Heavy downpours put more emphasis on rushing attack; Mayo was missing for the second day in a row.
  • Jack Flagler posts his training camp roundup for Wednesday: Brandon LaFell shows improvement, Malcolm Butler on the verge of 53-man roster lock.
  • Mike Reiss highlights Tom Brady on the unique QB-center dynamic.
  • Phil Perry notes Tom Brady doesn't care who's butt he has his hands on, both centers have earned his trust.
  • Tom E. Curran notes Brady is ready to ramp things up.
  • Mark Farinella hears Tom Brady give another State of the Union message, and all appears well in his eyes.
  • Anthony Gulizia tells us Brady hopes to play Friday against Philadelphia.
  • Karen Guregian reports that Brandon LaFell hopes to be "that bigger guy" that Brady can trust to go to in the red zone.
  • Erik Frenz sees Tom Brady and Brandon LaFell getting in sync and hitting stride, especially over the last two days.
  • Adam Kurkjian catches up with Joe Vellano who is building off of last year and feels he has a lot to prove.
  • Jeremy Gottlieb sees the Patriots keeping their options open on the defensive line.
  • Mike Reiss puts the spotlight on the second safety spot.
  • Jeff Howe looks at the position battle at cornerback, behind Revis and Browner.
  • Jeff Howe notes Alfonzo Dennard feels like he's "progressing pretty good" and knows he has some catching up to do.
  • ESPN Boston posts some pics from Day 2 of joint practices.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Belichick wasn't happy with the way an 11-on-11 period ended so he called the team back on for two more plays to end it successfully; Brady was especially successful targeting Edelman, Amendola and LaFell; Dan Connolly is emerging as a leader to win the starting center job; Pats will conduct one final open training camp practice Monday from 2-4:30.