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New England Patriots Links 8/29/14 - Recapping Patriots' 16-13 Loss to the Giants

Daily News and Links for 8/29/14

Tavon Wilson shows up
Tavon Wilson shows up
Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports



  • Mike Reiss shares his observations from Thursday night: Tom Brady played one snap in the game -- as a holder on a 2nd-quarter extra point.
  • Jeff Howe recaps Jimmy Garoppolo's positive performance after playing the entirety of the final preseason game.
  • Mike Reiss was struck by the first thing Garoppolo said when asked about new TE Tim Wright: "He's a very intelligent player. He picks it up very quickly."
  • Erik Frenz reports Aaron Dobson displayed all three of the reasons why the Patriots drafted him: Size, speed, and downfield play-making ability.
  • Mike Reiss follows up on Aaron Dobson's first game action since his foot surgery.
  • Zuri Berry gives us five takeaways from Pats-Giants: Shuffled O-line sees at least one consistent presence: Josh Kline.
  • Christopher Price tells us ten things we learned last night: The Pats' best option at strong safety might be a cornerback.
  • Tom E. Curran posts his Pats-Giants preseason preview-review.
  • Mike Reiss picks his Ups and Downs from last night: Boyce, Harmon and White on the downswing.
  • Erik Frenz offers a quick Patriots-Giants stock report following the game: Dobson, Moore, Kline, Worthy & Wright on the Upside.
  • Christopher Price projects the final 53-man roster. Pats go with 3 QBs.
  • Tom E. Curran tells us what's next for Browner and Tyms.
  • Mike Reiss posts the transcript of his weekly online chat.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Aaron Dobson built confidence in his first game back, catching a 33-yard TD pass in the second quarter; TE Tim Wright was given a playbook and thrown into the game, less than 48 hours of becoming a Patriot, and played roughly half of the offensive snaps (4 for 43); LB James Morris injured his right knee and Michael Buchanan injured his right ankle during the game; Neither returned.
  • Tom E. Curran speculates on which Patriots star could be the next out the door.
  • Jeff Howe informs us that the Patriots officially have $13.2M in cap room after the Mankins trade.
  • Jeff Howe breaks down the film and evaluates the 2013 O-Line and the play of Logan Mankins.
  • Jeremy Gottlieb reports that despite failed contract talks, Mankins leaves the Pats with nothing but praise.
  • Lee Schechter highlights Jonathan Kraft discussing the Mankins trade.