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New England Patriots links 8/04/17 - Butler, Gilmore give Belichick physicality at CB

Daily news and links for Friday

NFL: New England Patriots-Training Camp
Week 1 of camp in the books
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  • Jeff Howe sees Malcolm Butler and Stephon Gilmore giving Bill Belichick the physicality he wants.
  • Mike Reiss recaps the notable storylines from camp so far: 4th round draft choice Deatrich Wise getting significant reps at left end.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: With all the work he’s put in, defensive tackle Vincent Valentine’s day will come soon.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots camp observations: Bill Belichick gives the veterans a day off.
  • Phil Perry's Postcard from Camp, Day Seven: Lighter workout, birthday goats for the GOAT .
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Training Camp Practice #7: A day for the backups.
  • Doug Kyed Training Camp observations, Day 7: Tom Brady takes break on birthday.
  • Ryan Hannable Thursday training camp report: Reason behind strange session.
  • Kevin Duffy Training Camp Day 7: Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis see increased reps.
  • Kevin Duffy counts 40 roster locks after one week of training camp.
  • Keith Pearson focuses on 2nd year receiver Devin Lucien fighting for a spot on the crowded depth chart.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Patriots training camper of the day: Running back Rex Burkhead.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Patriots training camp heat suddenly on running back Dion Lewis.
  • Mike Giardi says Jimmy Garoppolo's only consistency so far is inconsistency.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) 53-Man roster projection after 1 week of camp: Van Noy and McClellin will probably be asked to fill in at times as edge rushers (Hightower as well) so the team may opt for an extra linebacker.
  • NESN guest Matt Chatham weighs in on Tom Brady's 40th birthday and what makes him so special. (1.57 min. video)
  • Kevin Duffy notes Bill Belichick served up a bit of sarcasm to a question about if the team would celebrate Tom Brady's 40th birthday. Belichick deadpanned: "Like a parade?" /Good answer.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Patriots training camp report: Tom Brady takes one for fans.
  • Darren Hartwell focuses on the receivers included the video clip of Tom Brady's 40 longest TD passes. /Interesting.
  • Andre Khatchaturian interviews fans at Faneuil Hall to hear what gifts Tom Brady has given fans over the years. (1.14 min. video)