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New England Patriots links 7/28/17 - High energy, razor-sharp start to camp

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NFL: New England Patriots-Training Camp
WR Austin Carr stands up and out
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  • Jeff Howe Camp observations: Tom Brady starts hot, Malcolm Butler shines.
  • Christopher Price (BostonSportsJournal) Brady justifies big cheers with razor-sharp performance.
  • Christopher Price (BostonSportsJournal) Gronkowski impresses in return to practice field Thursday.
  • Mike D'Abate (Cover32) Tales from camp: Patriots, Brady look fierce on day one.
  • Christopher Price (BostonSportsJournal) Run game enters (another) new era with arrival of Gillislee, Burkhead.
  • Jeff Howe finds Malcolm Butler aims to be better than last year, and then get paid.
  • Ryan Hannable speculates on what's up with Rob Ninkovich.
  • Phil Perry points out the young DEs were without the defacto leader of their group yesterday with Rob Ninkovich out, and they all felt his absence.
  • Mark Farinella says summer school is back in session for the Patriots' veterans.
  • Ricky Doyle says forget any Super Bowl hangover, there was a distinct buzz in the air as thousands of fans packed the stands to catch their first glimpse of the defending champions.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Malcolm Mitchell back in huddle with teammates - with extra tape on his left knee.
  • Christopher Price (BostonSportsJournal) Camp Q&A: Price takes questions about first workout in Foxborough.
  • Mark Farinella has five questions on defense entering training camp. 4. Is the safety position secure?
  • Bill Burt reports Bill Belichick was in rare form on Day 1 of the Patriots training camp.
  • Dan Roche Observations from Day 1: Rookie WR Austin Carr was a day 1 standout; Devin Lucien is another one who looks like he belongs in the NFL.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Training Camp – Quick observations: Dion Lewis and Cyrus Jones took most of the first reps with the return units.
  • ProJo captures some sights and sounds on the opening day of Patriots Training Camp from photographer Bob Breidenbach, and Patriots beat writer Mark Daniels.
  • Mike Reiss reports the Patriots newcomers were impressed with the fan support and training camp atmosphere.
  • Mike Reiss hears from the first three (of 15,349) fans through the gate yesterday. They arrived shortly before 1 a.m. but were told that was too early to line up. They came back at 3:30 a.m., even though gates didn't open till 8 a.m.
  • Tom E. Curran says Malcolm Butler should be saluted for putting business aside. (1.42 min. video)
  • Doug Kyed, Zack Cox and Michaela Vernava discuss what we learned on Day 1 of camp. (38.34 min. video)