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New England Patriots Links 8/25/15 - Tarell Brown: Patriots Held to Higher Standard

Daily news and links for 8/25/15

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Tarell Brown appreciates players held to a higher standard in New England
Tarell Brown appreciates players held to a higher standard in New England
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  • Bill Bodell (Goal Line Gazette) Chris Harper moving up wide receiver depth chart.
  • Connor Fulton (Musket Fire) New England Patriots kick-off in 16 days: Profiling No. 16 Jonathan Krause.
  • Tom E. Curran tells us the Patriots may have "more upside" with their current crop of third-down backs than they have in recent years.
  • Mike Petraglia notes Tarell Brown explains why he (or anyone) signs in New England: "These guys are held to a higher standard."
  • Mike Reiss sees positive signs of recovery for rookie DE Trey Flowers.
  • Patrick R. Diggins (Goal Line Gazette) Patriots: A return to tight end city?
  • Mike Reiss talks with RB LeGarrette Blount about offseason training, competition at running back, and more.
  • Phil Perry notes Bill Belichick says Reggie Wayne's versatility and experience could help the Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss thinks that in a perfect world, Reggie Wayne will make a Junior Seau-like impact.
  • Chris Mason gives us five reasons we should already be excited for Patriots at Colts on October 18.
  • Adam Kurkjian finds that the subplots surrounding this season’s Patriots - Colts game just keep on coming.
  • Alex Spier points out that Father Time is not on Reggie Wayne's side.
  • Doug Kyed resets the Patriots depth chart after the signing of Reggie Wayne.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Can Reggie Wayne still be a productive WR? Recent history says no.
  • Mike Reiss notes that after deflecting questions about the uncertainty surrounding deflategate, Bill Belichick referenced "Tom's situation" in describing QB snaps.
  • Doug Kyed points out Tom Brady has had a stellar training camp despite the deflategate distractions.
  • Christopher Price discusses the Patriots approach to keeping players as healthy as possible in preseason.
  • Ron Borges pokes a few holes in ESPN's and the NFL's stories regarding Cris Carter.
  • Adam Kurkjian Patriots Notebook: Brandon Gibson lands on IR with torn ACL; Pats signed LB D.J. Lynch to fill open roster spot; Danny Amendola was upset to see Gibson, his former Rams' teammate, go down; CB Darryl Roberts wrist injury could threaten his season; Gronkowski is ready to play, but hasn't yet in preseason due to coach's decision.


  • Aidan Curran (Inside the Pylon) Corner Malcolm Butler: A flash in the pan or something else?
  • Oliver Thomas (247 Sports) Report: Wrist injury threatens Darryl Roberts' rookie season.
  • Sydney Ember (NY TImes) Tom Brady still a key part of Under Armour's broader ad push.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick on Reggie Wayne: We’ll see how it goes.
  • Brad Gagnon (Bleacher Report) Even if he's lost a step, Reggie Wayne makes too much sense for Patriots.
  • Gregg Doyel (Indy Star) Reggie Wayne — Patriot or traitor?
  • Ryan Quigley (Rant Sports) Reggie Wayne is nothing more than a depth signing for Patriots.
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick admits "Tom’s situation" could change planning.
  • Ross Tucker (Sports on Earth) Fewer preseason games? Not likely.
  • Robert Klemko (TwitLonger) Why I didn't report Cris Carter's "fall guy" comments in 2014.
  • Matt Yoder (Awful Announcing) Cris Carter controversy shows an appalling lack of judgment by everyone involved.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Cris Carter: I can’t make an excuse, but my heart was in the right place. /Pffttt... : P
  • Stephen A. Smith (Stephen A. Smith Show) Stephen A. Smith rips the NFL for how they've washed their hands of the Cris Carter situation.  (12.41 min. audio)
  • Dan Werly (Sports Esquire) While the NFL litigates, the MLB and MLBPA avoids conflict (again) and announces joint policy on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.