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New England Patriots links 8/06/18 - Chris Hogan gears up for Brady in the clutch

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NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots
Chris Hogan has opportunity to be Brady’s new go-to guy
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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Nine years later, Patriots finally get their man in Eric Decker. /Lots of interesting nuggets in here.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Julian Edelman’s situation bears watching.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: J.C. Jackson has been having a strong offseason, getting some reps opposite Stephon Gilmore, has competed hard and showed nice flashes of potential.
  • Phil Perry sends another Postcard from Camp: Day 9 and Day 8.
  • Evan Lazar offers five observations from Patriots camp: Decker debuts, Berrios shines as a returner.
  • Ryan Hannable picks his five biggest surprises from training camp so far.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Training camp notes: Offense and Defense.
  • Kevin Duffy Patriots Notebook: Eric Decker gets acquainted with new teammates.
  • Andrew Callahan finds that players will still be at Gillette, even on their day off.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Monday Patriots Notebook: Kraft and Belichick crash Moss’ ceremony; Another rule change sparked by Patriots.
  • Evan Lazar writes Tom Brady enters uncharted waters as he continues to defy odds and his age with his elite level play.
  • Tom E. Curran will be watching how Riley McCarron performs in his first preseason game against Washington. The opportunity to carve a niche with the team is there.
  • Karen Guregian takes a look at who will be Tom Brady’s go-to “clutch” receiver. Chris Hogan wants to be ‘that guy’.
  • Phil Perry mentions how Chris Hogan is helping Eric Decker get up to speed.
  • Phil Perry hears from Trey Flowers on the riddle of Trent Brown: ‘Can’t go around him...Can’t go through him.’
  • Kevin Duffy puts the focus on LaAdrian Waddle and how the Patriots may be counting on him.
  • Steve Baletrieri (PatsFans) Patriots 53-man roster projection 2.0: McCarron and Berrios to the practice squad.
  • Karen Guregian NFL Notes: Money matters lurk for plenty of Patriots: Flowers leads free-agent parade.
  • Mike Reiss notes Julian Edelman said Friday that he’s still trying to get into football shape, “I feel like I got to get my legs under me a lot more. I don’t have my camp legs, I don’t have football legs, and it’s evident out there,”
  • Mike Reiss hears from a source who described the draining of Sony Michel’s knee as more of a clean-up, referring to it as positive because it helped address some pre-existing issues.
  • Ryan Hannable gives us an injury update on Sony Michel, who may not return until the regular season.
  • Karen Guregian notes Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft surprised Randy Moss at his Hall of Fame induction in Canton, Ohio.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) Picture proof that Brady, Belichick and Kraft all hate each other.
  • NESN posts a video of Tom Brady’s best mic’d-up moments. (7.43 min. video)
  • Steve Buckley contorts a bit to make some connections that may or may not be there, between Brady on his birthday and how he’s treated by Belichick.
  • Adam London points out Twitter making fun of Bill Belichick wearing flip flops at the Hall of Fame ceremony in Canton.
  • Darren Hartwell mentions Bill Belichick’s ‘fashion statement‘ at the Red Sox-Yankee’s game last night.
  • Bill Burt has a great read on the “Four Games in Fall” film, that “explores the issues of media manipulation, science for hire, and perversion of the legal system, all through the lens of the Deflategate scandal.”