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New England Patriots Links 12/02/15 - Jamie Collins May Return Against Eagles

Daily news and links for 12/02/15

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  • Mike Cole relays a Ben Volin report that Jamie Collins expects to make a return Sunday vs. the Eagles.
  • Ron Borges points out how Tom Brady has been under assault the past two weeks, without his quick-throw options of Lewis and Edelman to protect him from pass rushers.
  • Doug Kyed thinks Demaris Johnson will give the Patriots some much-needed depth at slot receiver.
  • Kevin Duffy reviews the film on Scott Chandler, who has struggled but will be relied on heavily by Tom Brady.
  • Doug Kyed says Trey Williams will add athleticism to the Patriots' struggling rushing attack.
  • Christopher Price tells us five things we have to know about the Eagles: Head coach Chip Kelly is feeling the heat.
  • Gregory Hunt previews a struggling Eagles team looking to get back on track against the Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss believes tackling in the secondary is a top issue for the team to address.
  • Michael Whitmer reports Bill Belichick says the loss to Denver can be a learning experience.
  • Mike Reiss looks into why Marcus Cannon was moved from left tackle to right Sunday night?
  • Tom E. Curran shares his thoughts on Rob Gronkowski's injury, which camp is setting the timetable for his return, and what's at stake if he returns early.
  • Christopher Price looks at the complete target breakdown for the Patriots through 11 games: Rob Gronkowski tops.
  • Christopher Price follows the flags so far this season: The Pats are middle of the pack when it comes to penalties in 2015.
  • Michael Hurley notes the Patriots released a statement regarding Rob Gronkowski's bruised, sprained knee, and Gronk posted his own video thanking fans for their support.
  • Mike Reiss notes Josh McDaniels defends Rob Gronkowski by saying he "very rarely, if ever, extends his arms."
  • Rachel G. Bowers reviews all of Rob Gronkowski's OPI calls, with gifs.
  • Jerry Thornton posts the newest Sports Illustrated cover that inadvertently captures a blatant Broncos penalty, that of course went uncalled.
  • Rob Gronkowski posted an encouraging note to fans on his facebook page.
  • Felger & Massarotti hit Greg Bedard with 10 questions around the NFL.
  • Erin Kayata writes about Patrick Chung and his Chung Changing Lives charity event.
  • Heather Adams reports Tom Brady has teamed up with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and donating can win someone a chance to play catch with him.
  • Jim Donaldson counts the casualties in the NFL's brutal war of attrition.
  • Kerry Byrne crunches the numbers and finds the surprising Carolina Panthers are the class of the NFL, but says not to count out the Patriots just yet.
  • Jesse Gaumce (Patriots Life) Stats don't lie: despite injuries, Patriots continue to dominate.
  • Cameron McDonough notes the Patriots can clinch a playoff berth and the AFC East title this week
  • Chris Mason Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski agreed with Jeff Howe that the NFL is targeting him for OPI; Alan Branch had one of his strongest games with the Patriots against Denver; Patriots signed WR and KR specialist Demaris Johnson 1 day after releasing Chris Harper; Officiating may get worse before it gets better for the Patriots, as Pete Morelli's bumbling "can't count to three" NFL crew is coming to Foxboro this Sunday.