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New England Patriots Links 8/18/15 - Tyms Digs the Deep Ball, But Aims For More

Daily news and links for 8/18/15

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  • Mike Reiss sets the Tuesday schedule for the Patriots, and catches up with CB Tarell Brown.
  • Kevin Duffy relays the good news that Tre' Jackson suffered heat cramps at practice Monday, not a major injury.
  • Phil Perry sends us another postcard from camp: Patriots were full pads in 90-degree heat.
  • Jeff Howe tells us what happened at practice: Heavy reps for Tom Brady.
  • Mike Reiss posts some observations from practice: Brady and Belichick chatted at far end of field for about ten minutes.
  • Christopher Price explores whether Brian Tyms can become the consistent long ball threat the Pats' passing game has craved.
  • Jeff Howe notes LeGarrette Blount is ready to reintroduce himself, with a plan to eclipse 1,000 yards for the first time since 2010, his rookie season.
  • Kevin Duffy makes his 53-man roster projection: Bradley Fletcher and Tavon Wilson make the cut.
  • WEEI guest Matthew Slater joins Dale & Holley and talks about Tom Brady and the leaders of the 2015 squad. Brady is 'the ultimate professional'.
  • WEEI guest Bill Belichick tells Dale & Holley 'Nobody can take anything away from us from the 2014 season.'
  • Mike Reiss notes Bill Belichick says that fame from his Super Bowl-winning interception has not changed Malcolm Butler's mindset.
  • Mark Daniels reports Bill Belichick has the utmost respect for Jerod Mayo, "No one works harder than Jerod does."
  • Mike Reiss reports Jerod Mayo has made a successful return to the field so far.
  • Mike Reiss notes fourth-round pick Trey Flowers, who sacked Aaron Rodgers in the preseason opener, has earned praise from Bill Belichick.
  • Mike Giardi notes Brian Tyms wants to prove there’s more to him than just the home run ball thrown to him against the Buffalo Bills last season.
  • Shalise Manza Young helps us get to know low-key linebackerJabaal Sheard.
  • Kevin Duffy notes rookies Trey Flowers and Geneo Grissom have impressed coach Bill Belichick thus far.
  • Adam Kurkjian says there's no flash to Jonathan Freeny’s game, but he has carved out his niche with a workmanlike approach.
  • Rich Thompson notes Ryan Allen is happy with his contract extension, and is currently the only punter in camp.
  • Jerry Thornton posts Rob Gronkowski's 'This is SportsCenter' commercial, with Gronk showing off his ring.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: CB Tarell Brown is in good position to be a starter; Nate Solder participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time since Aug. 10; What was Solder's injury? "Whatever happened, happened."; Bryan Stork hasn't practiced since suffering minor injury Aug. 8; Marcus Cannon also returned to practice to participate in 11-on-11s; Brian Tyms 'wants to be great at this'.