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New England Patriots links 7/31/17 - Camp day off gives players rest, fans chance to catch up

Patriots daily news and links for Monday

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NFL: New England Patriots-Training Camp
Justin Coleman knocks down a pass intended for Malcolm Mitchell during training camp
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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: How Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason's visit to Pats camp changed his view; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots Sunday news, AFC East notes: Getting to know UDFA TE Jacob Hollister.
  • Jeff Howe emphasizes how Brandin Cooks has gotten off to a blistering start in training camp. No. 14 explains his bow-and-arrow TD celebration and why it's important to him.
  • Karen Guregian writes an interesting piece about how Rob Gronkowski has committed to working with Brady's body coach Alex Guerrero. "He wants to find a better way to avoid injury and stay on the field."
  • Greg A. Bedard (BostonSportsJournal) Lewis back up to full speed after knee issues.
  • Mike Reiss notes Mike Gillislee made an early statement in his bid to take over goal-line duties, punching in his first two tries with ease.
  • Zack Cox reports Mike Gilislee calls this the most talented group of running backs that he's ever been a part of.
  • Mike Reiss observes the team appears to be giving Danny Amendola occasional days off from practice in hopes of having him ready for its biggest games.
  • Dan Roche recaps Day 3 at Patriots Training Camp: Lots of running plays and one-on-one work.
  • Greg A. Bedard (BostonSportsJournal) Practice report 07.29.17: Harmon suffers knee injury; Brady was blazing; Results of one-on-ones.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots camp observations, Day 4: Tom Brady nearly perfect, Duron Harmon misses practice.
  • Greg A. Bedard (BostonSportsJournal) Practice report 07.30.17: Jonathan Jones continues as third corner; Results of one-on-ones.
  • Doug Kyed shares his observations from Day 4, the second "real" day of camp: Tom Brady went 10-of-11 in 11-on-11 drills and 19-of-22 overall; Elandon Roberts made a solid run stuff during 11-on-11 drills near the goal line; More.
  • Ryan Hannable Sunday Patriots training camp report includes a conversation between Kony Ealy, Robert Kraft.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Chris Hogan earns family day off; updated training camp schedule. "Mike Reiss reported that over 53,000 fans took in the first four days of camp."
  • Conor Ryan sees strong safety Jordan Richards continue to impress at Patriots training camp. A good sign for a player on the bubble.
  • Tylor Dragon (All22) Eric Rowe positioning himself to be Patriots’ nickel cornerback.
  • Kevin Duffy keeps track of the Patriots' injuries: Duron Harmon misses Day Four of camp.
  • Doug Kyed tells us the mystery man wearing No. 16 Sunday has been identified. The Patriots signed WR K.J. Maye, to fill the open spot (from Ninkovich) on their 90-man roster.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Training Camper of the Day: Cornerback Malcolm Butler.
  • Mike Reiss suggests Dwight Freeney might be just what Bill Belichick is looking for to replace Rob Ninkovich.
  • Mike Reiss notes Bill Belichick had the team watch the historic Marvin Hagler-Thomas Hearns fight from 1985 this past Saturday night and Hagler paid the team a visit on Sunday.
  • Mike Reiss mentions how the presence of Patriots players and coaches made Rob Ninkovich's retirement unique and special.
  • Christopher Price looks at how Rob Ninkovich, like Mike Vrabel before him, leaves an impressive legacy for No. 50.
  • Greg A. Bedard (BostonSportsJournal) Don't fret, retirement of No. 50 changes nothing.
  • Conor Ryan reveals that Raymond Clayborn signed a one-day contract to retire with the New England Patriots.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) The Patriots aren’t going undefeated…and that’s okay.
  • Ian Glendon (Cover32) Team previews: Broncos talk with Brandon Ray. (8.08 min. podcast)