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New England Patriots links 8/27/18 - Will McCarron sneak onto roster or under radar to practice squad?

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Will Riley McCarron sneak onto the roster or under the radar to the practice squad
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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Despite being teammates, Cordarrelle Patterson was touched that Tom Brady knew his name, and impressed by Brady’s positive approach; Kraft, Belichick and Brady are in a good place; More. /Good read.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Bill Belichick was right about Cordarrelle Patterson.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: Red Zone Defense was one of the few bright spots on a dismal first half.
  • Mike Reiss shares some anecdotes, notes and thoughts on his personal blog from the road trip to cover the Patriots in Carolina. /Good read from Reiss.
  • Evan Lazar reviews the film and finds that starting left tackle Trent Brown has struggled over the last two preseason games. Here’s why the hype train has halted just a bit.
  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots-Panthers film review: Why we’re now higher on Phillip Dorsett.
  • Kevin Duffy recaps preseason Week 3: Julian Edelman looks sharp.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) 11 Things we learned from the Patriots loss to the Panthers. 1. Deatrich Wise brought down a notch.
  • Andrew Callahan gives us three takeaways from Friday’s loss: The Patriots missed Trey Flowers.
  • Ethan Roy (FullPressCoverage) Patriots fall to Panthers: Recapping the Pats third preseas’on game.
  • Kevin Duffy reports the Patriots-Panthers game draws huge ratings.
  • Karen Guregian is concerned because the Patriots defense doesn’t look like it’s improved.
  • Ross Gienieczko talks about how Phillip Dorsett is working towards expanding his receiving role and developing his rapport with Tom Brady.
  • Doug Kyed doesn’t think Eric Decker’s retirement affects the receiver corps that much.
  • Ryan Hannable says Decker’s retirement leaves the team with only three receiving options.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Tom Brady acknowledged Dez Bryant is a great player, but won’t get involved in personnel matters.
  • Ryan Hannable passes along a rumor that the Patriots tried to trade Decker before he retired.
  • Darren Hartwell highlights Tom Brady’s WEEI interview (before cutoff) on how the Patriots ‘graduate-level’ offense taxes receivers.
  • Adam London notes Andrew Hawkins was heard joking about his Patriots tenure.
  • NBC Sports Boston passes along a report that the Patriots are releasing safety Eddie Pleasant.
  • Phil Perry calls attention to Jason McCourty getting a shot at safety in yet another opportunity for him to try to carve out a role for himself on the roster that is not yet locked in.
  • Zack Cox relays Bill Belichick’s explanation on why Jason McCourty unexpectedly shifted to free safety Friday night.
  • Phil Perry takes another stab at a 53-man roster projection. Hogan, Dorsett, Patterson, Slater the only four WRs. /Yeesh.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots 53-man roster projection: Tough cuts loom. Riley McCarron escapes the axe.
  • Andrew Callahan projects the 53-man roster following this weekend’s moves.
  • Ryan Hannable also updates his 53-man roster projection: Looks as if punter competition is over.
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski makes preseason game debut; Cyrus Jones appears to be leading the competition for the slot cornerback role; More.
  • Karen Guregian NFL Notes: Patriots heir to Tom Brady is open question; The Patriots only shot [to get Teddy Bridgewater] is if Bridgewater reaches free agency next year. Or, they find a way to go through a third party.
  • The Herald staff gives us the state of the backup QBs in the AFC.
  • Steven Thompson (BostonSportsFans) Patriots - are we as fans appreciating their success enough?
  • Dave Brown Patriots Mailbag: Does water elevate testosterone (and other Alex Guerrero questions)? /Snark warning.