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New England Patriots links 10/04/16 - Brady's back, but he's only looking forward

Daily news and links for 10/04/16

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  • Karen Guregian lays out what to expect from the Patriots with Tom Brady back.
  • Tom E. Curran isn't expecting Bill Belichick dancing in the streets because Brady's back.. As his 'aggressively cranky' conference call shows, the head coach is still pissed.
  • Christopher Price says that Tom Brady's return means the Patriots will undergo an offensive shift.
  • Matt Dolloff points out that Brady's return and impact cannot be overstated, but the Patriots are going out of their way to understate it.
  • Phil Perry quotes Bill Belichick on how Brady's return will impact the Patriots: "I don't know."
  • Mark Daniels notes that according to Josh McDaniels, Tom Brady reported to the facility at 6:40 am Monday, but it's uncertain when we'll see him.
  • Kevin Duffy mentions that with Brady back, what begins next is a potentially awkward 17 months for Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • CBS Boston passes along a report that Rob Ninkovich is reportedly 'healthy enough to play' vs. the Browns.
  • Matt Burke tries to figure out what's up with Brady, Gronk and Jimmy G.
  • Mike Reiss notes that Vincent Valentine's back injury highlights a possible depth issue at DT , where the only healthy players for Week 5 might be Alan Branch and Malcom Brown.
  • Michael Hurley thinks that the only good news from Sunday is that it's over, and other leftover Patriots thoughts.
  • Mike Reiss cleans out his Patriots notes to close the book on Sunday's loss: Matthew Slater takes the blame for Cyrus Jones on his kickoff returns.
  • Miguel Benzan (PatsFans) Tracking New England Patriots salary cap after the Week 4 Bills game.
  • Adam Kurkjian Patriots Notebook: Tom Brady happy to be back in Foxboro; Patriots were granted roster exemptions for Brady and Ninkovich which will expire next Monday; More.
  • Louisa Moller reports Julian Edelman helped teach 400 women the fundamentals of football at a women’s clinic held at Gillette Stadium.
  • Jeff Howe grades the Patriots Week 4 Report Card: What we have here is a failure to execute.