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New England Patriots links 5/12/16 - D.J. Foster hopes to be latest undrafted to make his mark in New England

Daily news and links for 5/12/16

D.J. Foster
D.J. Foster
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  • Jeff Howe reports Malcolm Mitchell has consistently displayed a 25-hour-a-day type of work ethic to maximize his growth as a wide receiver.
  • Mike Petraglia relays Malcolm Mitchell on surviving as a Patriots rookie: 'the more you know, the better off you are.'
  • Chris Mason notes Jacoby Brissett has already had a pair of Super Bowl champions as teachers, (Charlie Weis, Bill Parcells), and is ready to learn as much as he can under Bill Belichick.
  • Mike Petraglia describes Jacoby Brissett's handling of the media barrage, with short, to the point answers fitting for a rookie.
  • Mike Petraglia adds Jacoby Brissett isn't worried about signing his rookie deal either: "It'll get done."
  • Mike Giardi gives us some insight into 'who is Jacoby Brissett?' (2.12 min. video)
  • Karen Guregian notes undrafted D.J. Foster seems like a perfect fit for the Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss tells us RB D.J. Foster is attempting to be the latest undrafted free agent to make his mark in New England. "They have so many guys that kind of were unheard of that made a name for themselves in this organization through the years..."
  • CBS Boston hears from versatile rookie Joe Thuney, who always puts the team first.
  • Cameron McDonough notes Devin Lucien says he is 'living the dream' playing for the Patriots with his friend Chris Harper.
  • Christopher Price points out ex-Arizona State standouts Devin Lucien and D.J. Foster are working together to achieve their NFL dram with the Pats.
  • Rich Garven says Devin Lucien, the Patriots' last draft pick, was relieved to get the call but knows he has a long road ahead.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Selection of Karras brings some intensity to the Patriots offensive line.
  • Nick O'Malley explains why players should never talk trash to Tom Brady. /Worth a look.
  • Mike Reiss reports Julian Edelman underwent offseason surgery and is expected to be ready for training camp.
  • Michael Hurley is concerned about Julian Edelman after his second foot surgery. (2.16 min. video)
  • Tom E. Curran mentions Jamie Collins checks in as the 46th ranked player on the Pro Football Focus "Top 101 NFL Players from 2015" list.
  • Chris Mason Patriots Notebook: 7th-round pick Devin Lucien hopes to make the roster; Julian Edelman recently underwent a second surgery, but is expected to be ready for training camp; 6th-rounder Ted Karras is the 5th member of his family to make it to the NFL; Bryce Williams is the 2nd member of his family to play for the Pats.
  • Mike Reiss finds Malcolm Butler was the highlight of a charity hoops event Wednesday, leading his teammates to a high-flying victory.
  • Miguel Benzan (PatsFans) Patscap breaks down Danny Amendola’s 2016 paycut.



  • Sheila Dingus (Defenders of the Wall) In support of Robert Kraft.
  • Sean Wagner-McGough (CBS Sports) Government study finds lower suicide rate among ex-NFL players: The study didn't use concussion or CTE data and acknowledged other shortcomings.