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New England Patriots links 8/02/18 - Riley McCarron may find himself in, with Jordan Matthews out

Daily news and links for Thursday

NFL: New England Patriots-Training Camp
Riley McCarron, No. 17 may catch a break with Jordan Matthews out
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  • Mike Reiss clears up the confusion, saying the team first placed Jordan Matthews on IR and then reached an injury settlement that allows him to play again later this season, if healthy.
  • Oliver Thomas (Forbes) Jordan Matthews’ one-year deal with Patriots over before it began.
  • Doug Kyed shares his Training Camp Observations: CB Ryan Lewis continues to stand out.
  • Hayden Bird tells us 4 things we learned from Wednesday’s practice: 1. Tom Brady made his fiery presence felt.
  • Matt Dolloff’s Wednesday camp notes & observations: With Gillislee and Michel off the field, Jeremy Hill got plenty of reps with the starters.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Camp Report: For the first time this summer we saw 1-on-1 drills between wide outs and cornerbacks. Jacob Hollister made the catch of that drill as he dove and snagged a Brady pass. Brady also threw a dime to Hogan up the sideline.
  • Phil Perry sends another Postcard from Camp, Day 6: Michel, Cannon leave early.
  • Andrew Callahan posts his observations from camp - Player of the Day: Tom Brady finished 11 of 13 during live 11-on-11 reps, his best practice of the summer by completion percentage.
  • Mark Farinella Patriots Notebook: Rex Burkhead showing former teammate the ropes.
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Ageless Tom Brady still amazes Rob Gronkowski.
  • Mark Farinella thinks the Patriots latest roster moves and injury-plagued week may help Riley McCarron earn a job.
  • Ryan Hannable sees depth problems brewing at wide receiver and running back.
  • Mike Reiss notes Rob Gronkowski thinks Tom Brady is a little easier on teammates, but the quarterback still has a “competitive fire’ for the game of football.
  • Doug Kyed is preparing for Tom Brady to regress this season, more because of his weapons than his age or from skipping voluntary OTAs.
  • Zack Cox believes Jacob Hollister can make the 2nd-year leap and his teammates do too.
  • Oliver Thomas (Forbes) Time will tell for Jacob Hollister but Belichick thinks the Patriots TE has ‘bright future’.
  • Matt Dolloff sees the 2017 class, led by Deatrich Wise, headlining the next wave on defense.
  • Ryan Hannable relays Bill Belichick praising Kyle Van Noy as one of the leaders on defense.
  • Kevin Duffy talks up Eric Rowe, who appears ready to take over and hold onto a CB spot.
  • Mark Daniels notes Eric Rowe heard the noise after the Super Bowl and says he now has thicker skin because of it.
  • Ryan Hannable hears from Dwayne Allen on his ‘tough’ 2017 season, admitting he didn’t come to the Patriots in the best shape, and why 2018 will be better.
  • Karen Guregian reveals Dont’a Hightower and Shaq Mason have become huge fans of hot yoga.
  • Mike Giardi point out it’s been a frustrating start for QB Danny Etling.
  • Zack Cox does a little digging to find all the players Bill Belichick says “no one works harder than...” /Belichick being Belichick.
  • MassLive posts some info for tonight’s NFL Hall of Fame Game 2018: Time, TV channel, how to watch Bears vs. Ravens livestream online.