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New England Patriots links 8/07/17 - Pats-Jags joint practices kick off preseason

Daily news and links for Monday

NFL: New England Patriots-Training Camp
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  • Paul Perillo Blogservations Day 9: Handling the situations.
  • Erik Scalavino shares some news and notes from camp, Day 9: Amendola 'feels really good'.
  • Angelique Fiske reports on the Joe Andruzzi Foundation spending a day at training camp, giving cancer patients and their families a day to take in some football.
  • Don Banks Snap Judgments: Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
  • Highlights from 2017 Training Camp; Be there for Patriots-Jaguars joint practices Aug. 7-8. (1 min. video)
  • Training Camp Spotlight: Trey Flowers. (1.26 min. video)


  • Ryan Hannable gives us five things to watch at Pats-Jags joint practices. 1. Can Jimmy Garoppolo turn things around?
  • Ryan Hannable presents the next version of this 53-man roster projection with an eye on who needs to have big week in joint practices with Jaguars.
  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Super Bowl ring for mom Galynn underscores Tom Brady-Robert Kraft bond.
  • Ryan Hannable Sunday 7: Could Jacoby Brissett not be roster lock for Patriots?
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: Rex Burkhead looks to be a valuable pickup for the offense.
  • Ian Glendon (Cover32) Patriots release their first unofficial depth chart.
  • Karen Guregian tells us who's up and who's down at Pats camp so far.
  • DJ Bean thinks that if Jimmy G's practices are New England's biggest concern, the 2017 Patriots are going to be amazing.
  • Karen Guregian talks about how the one-on-one battles at camp have been highly competitive and intense, sharpening the skills of receivers and DBs.
  • James Conway (PatsPropaganda) Introducing ** The A-Team ** The NFL’s new best secondary.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Kony Ealy looks to leave inconsistency issues behind in Carolina.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Newcomer David Harris listed as starter on Patriots depth chart’.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Can a Butler do it again for the Patriots? /DL Adam Butler, that is.
  • Mike Reiss believes the chemistry between Tom Brady and Brandin Cooks could become integral to the Patriots offense this season.
  • Adam Kurkjian reports Danny Amendola is ready for another playing time fight.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Trey Flowers leads contenders in Patriots fight for the edge.
  • Mark Daniels finds Danny Amendola's attitude healthy, even when his body isn't.
  • Mark Farinella wonders if there will be enough RB snaps to keep Dion Lewis from becoming a forgotten man.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Plenty of fight left in Patriots RB Brandon Bolden.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Patriots’ D.J. Foster launching another impressive bid for roster spot.
  • Ryan Hannable says it looks like the Patriots will be facing Jay Cutler twice this year.
  • Hector Longo (All22) Jay Cutler’s deal in Miami turns AFC East from laughable to ludicrous.
  • Dan Roche Observations from camp, Day 9: Lots of situational football Saturday. Late game, short yardage, field goal, etc. all worked on.
  • Mark Farinella Patriots Notebook: Belichick looks ahead to Jaguars.
  • Mike Reiss responds to a fan question on Robert Kraft's chances for induction into the Hall of Fame.
  • Ron Borges makes the case for Robert Kraft in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Casey Bannon (PatriotsWire) Read Tom Brady's letter to Hall of Fame in support of Jason Taylor.
  • Mark Farinella asserts 'it's absolutely wrong’ for the team to call Brady the GOAT while he's still playing.
  • Dan Salem (NFLSpinZone) NFL Rivalries 2017: New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Product alert: Patriots football history told through the Washington Post.
  • Rob Riches (NEPatriotsLife) And now, a sarcastic Bill Belichick conspiracy theory that almost seems to hold water.
  • WEEI finds Kevin Youkilis calling out ESPN over coverage of Tom Brady.


  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady’s 30s were a Hall of Fame career.
  • Ty Schalter (FiveThirtyEight) Tom Brady will be bad eventually. /Headline approved by Captain Obvious.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootbalTalk) Gilmore, Harris, Ealy, Cooks, Gillislee debut as starters for Patriots.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Kraft gives Tom Brady’s mother a Super Bowl ring.
  • Christian Caple (News Tribune) Huskies defensive coaches learned from New England Patriots this offseason.
  • Peter King (SI) MMQB: Aaron Rodgers never wants to retire (while Jay Cutler changes his mind.
  • Will Leitch (Sports on Earth) NFL Preseason still easy to ignore.
  • Will Leitch (Sports on Earth) Ultimate NFL road trip 2017.
  • Kevin Clark and Robert Mays (The Ringer) Who will be the first NFL QB to get benched this season? 2017 preseason predictions.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Report: Tim Tebow, Kyle Orton among QBs Dolphins considered.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Jay Cutler is Dolphins QB of the present, future unclear.
  • Dan Wetzel (Yahoo! Sports) Here's why desperate Dolphins went with Jay Cutler over Colin Kaepernick.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootbalTalk) Falcons’ Jalen Collins busted for PEDs for second time, suspended 10 games.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) The NFL’s pending Hall of Fame problem: If everyone is breaking records, then who goes to Canton?
  • Bob Ley (ESPN) Brady's 'none of your business' answer sends wrong message. (1 min. video) /Nah. Brady's answer was exactly the right message. NFL doesn't own anyone.
  • Staff Report (New Orleans Advocate) New Orleans company seeks cash to plaster 'epic' trolling billboard by Falcons' new stadium.
  • AP Report - Hall of Fame president envisions football 'Disney World'. /NFL already has a cartoon character commissioner.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) When asked about concussions, owners shouldn’t avoid the issue.