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New England Patriots Links 8/28/14 - Preseason Week 4: Patriots at Giants

Daily News and Links for 8/28/14

It's Jimmy's night
It's Jimmy's night
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  • Jeff Howe gives us five things to watch tonight: What will the O-line look like?
  • Christopher Price suggests seven things to watch for in the preseason finale: Positional battle among the safeties/special teamers.
  • Mark Farinella notes tonight will be Jimmy Garoppolo’s game, but it won’t be with Tom Brady’s team.
  • Christopher Price tells us why sitting out the final preseason game is a good omen.
  • Tom Canavan (AP) doesn't think many of the New England starters will play much, if at all, against the Giants.
  • Jeff Howe looks inside the packed Patriots roster bubble in advance of tonight's game.
  • Tom E. Curran deconstructs the notion that the Patriots were "all in" for 2014, and shows that that only thing the Patriots are "all in" on is the sustainability of the program.
  • Doug Kyed observes Tim Wright brings a unique skill set at tight end to the Patriots.
  • Andrew Celani thumbnails 11 Patriots, past & present, who once played for Rutgers.
  • Tim O'Sullivan is having a hard time making sense of the Pats' trade of Mankins.
  • Mike Reiss follows up on the Mankins trade with a few thoughts: Pats' O-Linemen have been adjusting to a new coach, which has been more of a challenge for some than might be perceived.
  • Nick O'Malley says Logan Mankins was immovable on and off the field; that's why he's great, and that's why he's gone.
  • CBS Boston highlights experts from Tampa Bay to weigh in on the Mankins deal.
  • Jeff Pini looks back at the most damning thing Logan Mankins ever said about the Patriots.
  • Christopher Price explains how all six players cut by the Patriots Tuesday could eventually end up back in Foxboro.
  • Glen Farley takes one last shot at how the roster will unfold following Saturday's final cuts to 53.
  • Mike Reiss points out the trickle-down effects from Tommy Kelly signing a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Daniel Malone reports UMass football coach Mark Whipple said he often turned to the Patriots for offensive ideas.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Jerel Worthy, on the wrong end of a torn ACL and new system, knows that tonight and Saturday will determine his fate with the team; Dominique Easley will not play tonight; Alfonzo Dennard said last week's preseason game helped him take another step toward being prepared for the season; Tommy Kelly was signed by the Cardinals.