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New England Patriots Links 8/24/15 - Pass-Catching Running Back Competition Continues

Daily news and links for 8/24/15

Dion Lewis battles for a pass-catching RB spot on the roster
Dion Lewis battles for a pass-catching RB spot on the roster
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  • Mike Reiss reports running backs Dion Lewis and James White are feeding off each other while competing for the New England Patriots' "passing back" position.
  • Mike Reiss tells us why the timing is right for the Patriots to explore the Reggie Wayne option.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) 20 Bing-bang hits on Patriots preseason win over Saints.
  • Ron Borges shares a few thoughts from Week 2 of preseason, the first of which is that preseason stats don't tell the Pats' story.
  • Jeff Howe dissects the film and tells us what we learned after Pats-Saints: Odd that Brady hasn't moved the chains yet.
  • Matthew Geagan picks his Ups and Downs from the Patriots preseason win over the Saints.
  • Mike Petraglia notes that not even Bill Belichick knows what happened on that replay before halftime.
  • Mark Daniels notes the Patriots defenders feel they are better off after facing Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees in the spa of nine days.
  • Christopher Price talks about the risk/reward element when it comes to playing in the preseason.
  • Glen Farley declares that after two games, the Patriots have room to improve.
  • The AP calls the Patriots sluggish after Saturday's preseason game.
  • Henry McKenna posts the trailer for the Madden 16 movie, with Gronk as "Half Top". /How did I miss this before?.
  • Stephen Hewett Patriots Notebook: Secondary is a work in progress; Reggie Wayne was in for a physical yesterday; Belichick brought up the subject of situational football more than once, and how preseason games are good for putting players in 'game situations' to practice what they've learned.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Cris Carter and protecting the shield of the NFL, the irony of it all.