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New England Patriots links 8/10/18 - Overreaction Friday: Patriots win 26 - 17

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NFL: Washington Redskins at New England Patriots
DE Geneo Grissom recovers a ‘Skins fumble.
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  • CBS Boston recaps Bill Belichick’s glowing review of the Patriots first half of the preseason opener: “38 seconds of good football.” /Midseason form.
  • Phil Perry shares his takeaways from last night: Brady gets another down day; Brian Hoyer has up and down night; Late-round rookies show up; More.
  • Ryan Hannable offers 10 quick takeaways from Pats-’Skins: 2. It wasn’t the greatest of showings for what was the majority of the first-string defense.
  • Mark Farinella recaps the Patriots’ preseason debut, running down the Redskins after a sloppy start.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) 11 Things we learned from Thursday night’s Patriots win over Washington. 1. Brian Hoyer is no Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots ground game provides comeback in Pats’ 26-17 win.
  • Andrew Callahan talks about the Pats’ longest drive of the night (also their longest drive in nine years) as a harbinger for the season, with the Pats as a ground-and-pound team.
  • Ryan Hannable introduces us to last night’s preseason star, rookie RB Ralph Webb.
  • Conor Ryan highlights Geneo Grissom recovering a fumble and taking it back 53 yards (should’ve been a TD).
  • Karen Guregian points out how Ryan Lewis’ premature celebration cost Geneo Grissom a touchdown. /Preach! So cringe-worthy to watch.
  • Doug Kyed finds Julian Edelman very thankful for the ‘awesome’ experience of returning to the field.
  • Zack Cox notes Jeremy Hill scored a resounding victory last night in his roster battle against fellow RB Mike Gillislee.
  • Devon Clements (PatriotsWire) Jeremy Hill’s surprising versatility shines in Patriots’ preseason win.
  • Doug Kyed points out how rookie LB Ja’Whaun Bentley made a strong first impression.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Derek Rivers says confidence is building after starting in preseason Week 1.
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots Notbook: Brian Hoyer sputters in preseason debut.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Geneo Grissom’s mad dash a highlight of the preseason opener.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Real and fake concerns, excitement. Real excitement: Ja’Whaun Bentley. Fake excitement: Ralph Webb.
  • Matthew Geagan picks his Ups and Downs from Pats-’Skins: Ralph Webb steals the show.
  • Mark Farinella picks his post-game Hots & Nots: Trent Brown seemed to have a handle on his new position.
  • Matt Dolloff looks at who’s stock is rising and falling: Ja’Whaun Bently is up, Elandon Roberts is down after last night’s performances.
  • CBS Boston passes along a report from Jeff Howe: Harvey Langi took a hit to the side in practice that resulted in an internal laceration, according to a source. Due to a concern with his kidney, Langi isn’t expected to be cleared to return for at least 4-5 weeks.”
  • Phil Perry says that even with $5 million more, Brady is still a bargain.
  • Karen Guregian isn’t happy Tom Brady’s incentive-laden deal makes him have to earn it.
  • Tom E. Curran calls Brady’s added contract incentives more of a Band-Aid than a fix.
  • Ryan Hannable wonders if Rob Gronkowski is next in line to have his contract tweaked.
  • Adam London NFL Rumors: According to reports, Tom Brady is dealing with a sore back.
  • Phil Perry touches on five storylines to track as the Pats open preseason: 1. Will the Patriots continue to pace Tom Brady. /They’ll do what’s best for the team. T-E-A-M team.
  • Michael Hurley throws some laughs at Goodell and the Steelers after reports that the NFL is looking into a deflated football used against the Eagles last night.