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New England Patriots Links 9/03/15 - Preseason Week 4 - Patriots vs. Giants Tonight

Daily news and links for 9/03/15

Sheard, Ninkovich and Jones give the defense options.
Sheard, Ninkovich and Jones give the defense options.
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  • Phil Perry notes the 4th preseason game isn't meaningless to Bill Belichick as there are still a lot of roster decisions to make.
  • Chris Mason reports QB Ryan Lindley is expected to see his first action of the preseason tonight against the Giants.
  • Jeff Howe tells us what to watch for in tonight's game: Final position battles.
  • Christopher Price shares five things he'll be looking for in the Pats' preseason finale: Who is playing.
  • Doug Kyed lists Aaron Dobson among five players to watch in Pats-Giants tonight.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Four things to watch for, Patriots-Giants final preseason game: Offensive line asserting itself.
  • Phil Perry notes Belichick appreciates the options that Jabaal Sheard, Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich give the defense.
  • Mark Farinella notes Gronk has been stuck on the sidelines this preseason, all dressed up with nowhere to go.
  • Mike Reiss explains why it's unlikely many top Patriots players will play tonight.
  • Mark Daniels says that for some Patriots veterans, Thursday night is final chance to avoid a cut.
  • Kevin Djuffy looks at the players on the roster bubble to try and figure out which ones will be cut by Saturday.
  • Phil Perry notes Brandon Bolden is capable of playing on all three downs.
  • Jim Donaldson notes that if you want to win big, you have to have an ace and Tom Brady is in a class by himself in the AFC East.
  • Mike Reiss gives us five things to know about new Patriots WR DaVaris Daniels.
  • Mike Reiss profiles Michael Lombardi's role with the Patriots as basically "Bill Belichick's right-hand man."
  • Christopher Price posts another preview of the upcoming 'Do Your Job' documentary on the 2014 Patriots season. (1 min. video)
  • Doug Kyed posts a quick preview clip of Julian Edelman in 'America's Game': Colts unfortunate to play Patriots in AFC Title Game. (2.13 min. video)
  • NESN posts a photo of the Patriots prepping their newest Super Bowl Banner at Gillette Stadium.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Trey Flowers recovered from a shoulder injury and continued his knack for disruption; Sealver Siliga hasn't missed a single practice but the Pats are taking it slowly with his preseason because of an undisclosed injury that impacted him earlier.
  • Linda Borg reports Bill Belichick donated $12,000 to Providence lacrosse program for middle schoolers.