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New England Patriots links 10/31/17 - Breaking news: Garoppolo gone, Hogan not broken

Daily news and links for Trade-Deadline Tuesday

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  • Mike Reiss analyzes the shocking trade that leaves the Patriots with a stripped-down QB depth chart, and the major risk they are taking both short and long term.
  • Jeff Howe states Tom Brady is the Patriots quarterback of the future (in case anyone is wondering.)
  • Tom E. Curran waits until we pry our jaws off the floor and return our eyeballs to their sockets and then helps us make sense of the Jimmy Garoppolo stunner.
  • Karen Guregian says that with no succession plan in place, the Patriots will ride Tom Brady to the end.
  • Michael Hurley says this is great news for those who love Tom Brady being the Patriots quarterback.
  • Kevin Duffy agrees the trade of Jimmy Garoppolo is unsurprising, but wonder about the timing and value of the way it went down.
  • WEEI guest Adam Schefter talks about the Patriots attempted contract negotiations with Jimmy Garoppolo, and how signing him would be too difficult.
  • Phil Perry notes Tom Brady's level of play seemed to be elevated soon after Garoppolo was drafted, but Brady's mindset won't change now that he's gone.
  • Mike Giardi says the 49ers give Garoppolo 'the potential to write his own story.'
  • Mike Giardi passes along a report that Jimmy Garoppolo has "long been hopeful of a trade" and he's "ready to roll."
  • Adam Kurkjian reminds us of the Patriots history with backup QBs, and Jimmy G. fits right in.
  • NBCSportsBoston presents a quick statistical look at the numbers behind the Garoppolo trade.
  • Phil Perry finds that Bill Belichick was right: Good luck making predictions at the trade deadline.
  • Adam Kurkjian relays Bill Belichick from Monday as he details how he identifies potential trade targets.
  • Ryan Hannable passes along the kind of 'breaking news' we like: Chris Hogan isn't broken, won't need surgery on injured shoulder.
  • Kevin Duffy with the latest Chris Hogan injury news: AC joint sprain is a possibility, per report.
  • Mike Reiss talks about how the torch has been passed to Dion Lewis as the lead RB.
  • Mike Reiss reports Bill Belichick leaves open the possibility of Malcolm Mitchell returning.
  • Jeff Howe tells us how special teams are helping the team win games.
  • Mike Reiss mentions Bill Belichick has been pleased with the team's effort in the first half of the season, and lightens their load on the Bye week.
  • Jessica Heslam reports the Patriots hosted its first Halloween party for kids with cancer at Gillette Stadium, and for Nate Solder it was more personal than professional.



  • Michael McCann (SI) Why Ezekiel Elliott's suspension was reinstated, and does he have a shot of a reversal?
  • Jenny Vrentas (SI) Ezekiel Elliott suspended: A win for the NFL, but not so much for Roger Goodell.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Jerry Jones wants “fair shake” for Ezekiel Elliott. /What, no trust the commish is all about 'integrity' and a 'level playing field' for all?
  • Austin Knoblauch ( Ezekiel Elliott suspension set to start again after ruling.