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New England Patriots Links 9/01/14 - Weekend of Moves Keeps Roster in Flux

Daily News and Links for 9/01/14

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Patriots run with Ridley
Patriots run with Ridley
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  • Mike Reiss posts some quick-hit weekend thoughts from the Patriots and around the NFL.
  • Jeff Howe reports the Patriots discussed deals with the Cowboys and Bills before trading Mallett to the Texans.
  • Mike Reiss offers a few points to consider when it comes to the Ryan Mallett trade.
  • Tom E. Curran feels Mallett grew off the field, but not on it.
  • Zuri Berry shares some thoughts on the Mallett trade: Garoppolo improved over time, something Mallett did not do.
  • Christopher Price says the Mallett trade closes an interesting chapter for the Patriots.
  • Jeff Howe notes Jimmy Garoppolo first won over his new teammates with a colorful impersonation of special teams coach Scott O'Brien.
  • Adam Kaufman believes the Patriots made the right call to keep Stevan Ridley.
  • Karen Guregian speaks with several former players about the Mankins trade and having to learn to deal with Bill Belichick's shockers.
  • Mike Petraglia highlights Bill Belichick on constructing the 'best line' to protect Tom Brady.
  • Tony Massarotti spits in our coffee while making sure we are all hyper-aware that Tom Brady’s day of reckoning is coming.
  • Mike Reiss reports the Patriots claimed Giants DL Kelcy Quarles on waivers Sunday.
  • Mike Reiss watches the film on DL Kelcy Quarles to see what the Patriots are getting.
  • Mike Reiss reports the Patriots claimed rookie DT Bruce Gaston from the Cardinals on waivers Sunday and released LB Chris White.
  • Mike Reiss notes part of the trickle-down effect of the Mallett trade is the team signing McLeod Bethel-Thompson to the practice squad.
  • Mike Reiss analyzes Saturday's roster moves: Most significant move- waiving 2013 4th-round draft choice Josh Boyce.
  • Tom E. Curran shares some things that jump out at him after the immediate round of cuts.
  • Mike Reiss posts the depth chart as it stands at the end of the day [Saturday], with a few quick-hit thoughts at each position.
  • Mike Reiss revisits his 53-man roster projection and holds himself accountable for his picks.
  • Chad Finn addresses his Sunday Mailbag: Expect changes to the 53-man 'final' roster cut; More.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Pats took advantage of one of the Giants' most difficult personnel decisions of the weekend by claiming DT Kelcy Quarles off waivers; With LB Steve Beauharnais accepting an injury settlement yesterday and the release of Chris White, the Pats down to four linebackers; Ja'Gared David and Jonas Gray signed to the practice squad, along with QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson; Pats still don't have a long snapper, but it's possible Danny Aiken could return this week.
  • Jeff Pini takes a look back at the Brady and Bledsoe bridesmaides over the past two decades.