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New England Patriots links 10/16/19 - Pats continue roster moving & shaking ahead of NFL trade deadline

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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Phillip Dorsett looks like he’ll be back for Monday night vs. the Jets. “I’ll be fine”
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  • Evan Lazar’s Pats-Giants Film Review: Regardless of where you have him ranked, Julian Edelman is damn good.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFas) Week 7: Jets get Sam Darnold, optimism back.
  • Zack Cox reports Phillip Dorsett appears to be trending toward a return to action Monday night.
  • Ricky Doyle reminds us N’Keal Harry isn’t eligible to return to game action until Week 9 vs. the Ravens on Nov. 3, but finds it encouraging to see him back on the practice field.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Phillip Dorsett explains how he helped N’Keal Harry stay sharp despite being on injured reserve.
  • NESN finds Tom Brady shared words of encouragement for N’Keal Harry after his first practice back.
  • Doug Kyed takes a look at the new tight end depth chart after the roster moves yesterday to see what the team can expect.
  • Conor Roche passes along a report that TE Matt LaCosse has an MCL sprain and will be out a few weeks.
  • Andy Hart sees this as the ‘Who’s actually good?’ time of the NFL schedule. “You name an AFC squad and the uncertainties surrounding that team essentially write themselves.”
  • Doug Kyed reports DE Michael Bennett was suspended by the Patriots for a disagreement over his role with DL coach Bret Bielema. Bennett later issued a brief statement apologizing to his teammates for the distraction.
  • Matt Vautour wonders who will be the Patriots quarterback if Tom Brady leaves in 2020
  • Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down some intriguing potential additions for the Patriots ahead of the trade deadline.
  • Zack Cox tells us who the two new additions were at practice yesterday: C/G Tyler Gauthier, who spent the spring and summer here before being released during final roster cuts, and WR Devin Ross, a second-year pro who was waived by the Philadelphia Eagles in July.
  • Matt Dolloff Notes From Foxboro: Phillip Dorsett says ‘I’ll be fine’ for Monday at Jets; Bennett puts himself over team; Roster shuffles everywhere; More.
  • Doug Kyed NFL Rumors: Patriots host four free-agent kickers, punter on workouts.
  • NESN notes the recent Jalen Ramsey trade had Twitter reminding everyone he’s not the NFL’s best CB.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate welcomes back Ben Watson and talks with Thomas Murphy about Pats-Jets Monday night matchup. (26 min.)


  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) Eagles, Ravens and Saints had interest in Jalen Ramsey, but Jags waited for desperation.
  • Darryl Slater ( Here are the stats that prove NFL refs are ruining the game.
  • Michael Colangelo (TouchdownWire) It’s time to stop challenging pass interference.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL needs someone who can explain, defend, apologize for questionable calls.
  • Kevin Patra ( David Bakhtiari talked to refs about hands to face. “And that is why no matter how annoying it is to see players and coaches chirp at officials after seemingly every play, it will never stop. No one will ever quit a proven method of getting a favorable call or two here and there.”
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Officials flagged Lions for lining up with 12, didn’t flag Packers for 13.
  • Barry Werner (TouchdownWire) NFL’s Troy Vincent says officials blew penalty call in Packers’ win over Lions.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) 2017 mechanics change gave umpire responsibility for left tackle.
  • Steve Wine (AP) NFL: Preseason game concussion rate increased by 44%.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Trent Brown sued for domestic violence.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) The Ringer podcast. ‘The hottest take’: Belichick to the rescue. Kevin Clark knows how to best use the Patriots head coach to improve the NFL. (9.27 min.)