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New England Patriots links 8/08/16 - Belichick shakes up camp competition with scrimmages

Daily news and links for 8/08/16

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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: What's different for Rob Gronkowski this year at camp.
  • Phil Perry reports Chris Hogan is expecting to be ready for contract during Saints practices.
  • Mike Petraglia notes Julian Edelman returns to full pads practice, declares 'It's a good sign.'
  • Karen Guregian reports Julian Edelman returned to practice yesterday, and he will be an important man for Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • Kevin Duffy explains the significance of Julian Edelman back in full pads and not in a red, non-contact jersey.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Patriots WR Edelman happy to help new teammates.
  • Mike Reiss talks with Tyler Gaffney about seeing his infant son on the field after practice: "You go from working hard with your teammates, your second family out there, and everything comes full circle when you get to see your son."
  • Kevin Tame (Patriots Extra) 1 on1`Exclusive: Patriots rookie Cyrus Jones fitting in nicely in New England.
  • Stephen Hewitt notes young CB Jonathan Jones continues to impress.
  • Kevin Duffy reports Malcolm Butler admits his NFL career is 'going by pretty fast', but he's living in the moment and 'enjoying every second.'
  • Henry McKenna hears Malcolm Mitchell compare reading the Patriots' playbook to reading "Harry Potter".
  • Jeff Howe and Phil Perry join Sports Sunday to discuss how the Patriots will manage the snaps between Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo. (2.06 min. video)
  • Darren Hartwell reports Tom Brady might be the most popular man in New England, but he takes a backseat to his wife on the international stage.
  • Karen Guregian NFL notebook: With Bennett and Gronkowski, Pats’ shotgun is double-barrel danger.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Jimmy Garoppolo not sharp with first-teamers; Important week for players heading into joint practice sessions with the Saints; More.
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Mailbag: New England has deepest, most talented roster in years.