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New England Patriots Links 8/03/18 - Pats get Brady new WR for his B-day to replace lost, broken ones

Daily news and links for Friday

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  • Matt Dolloff’s Thursday training camp notes: Hot, oppressive, intense; “Patterson caught a touchdown on a very deep ball from Hoyer, beating Jordan Richards in coverage. He celebrated demonstratively on the play. Perhaps he’s not too familiar with Richards’ work.”
  • Ryan Hannable’s Practice Report: Most intense practice of the summer with lots of hitting.
  • Zack Cox details the offense-defense ‘switcheroo’ from yesterday, the latest fun diversion of training camp.
  • Matt Dolloff gets Devin McCourty’s assessment of the switching of the offense and defense for two plays at camp: “They had a little bit of an advantage because they rushed Trent [Brown] so that’s like rushing three”.
  • Ryan Hannable says Bill Belichick inserting fun elements to camp is just him adapting to the times, not him giving in to the offseason talk. /Hannable forgets Belichick switched offense and defense during camp before, while Randy Moss was here.
  • Zack Cox picks the biggest winners and losers so far from camp.
  • Mike Reiss re-sets the depth chart at wide receiver to include Eric Decker, a veteran receiver who dropped some passes last year at Tennessee, but has still shown an ability to make clutch catches.
  • Ty Anderson takes a look at what the Patriots have at wide receiver.
  • Phil Perry tells us what he thinks Eric Decker can bring to the Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss discusses the McCourty twins playing together for the first time in the NFL, that Belichick has trouble telling them apart, and how Jason found out the Patriots were going to trade for him.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Jeremy Hill Jeremy Hill had options as a free agent, but he didn’t need to think twice when the Patriots called and were interested in his services.
  • Michael Hurley wonders if it would make sense for the Patriots to reach out to Brandon LaFell, recently released by the Bengals.