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New England Patriots links 7/26/19 - Early camp standout Jonathan Jones, ‘a man on a mission’

Daily news and links for Friday

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  • Tom E. Curran primes us on what to watch for on Day 2: More non-contact, keep an eye on the wideouts.
  • Phil Perry sends a Postcard from Camp, Day 1: N’Keal Harry shows off athleticism working with Tom Brady.
  • Hayden Bird offers 8 notes and observations from the first day of training camp: Ben Watson looks good, and could be an important cog.
  • Ryan Hannable shares his training camp observations, Day 1: Isaiah Wynn still not full-go at left tackle.
  • Evan Lazar’s Camp Notebook: Isaiah Wynn, Danny Etling and the players and trends that stood out on Day One.
  • Matt Dolloff recaps training camp, Day 1: Tom Brady looked like his usual sharp self on a light day of practice.’
  • CBS Boston’s Training Camp Day 1 Recap: Brady To Harry, Mayo the play caller, and more.
  • Kevin Duffy finds the Patriots defense ‘shooting for greatness’ this season.
  • Karen Guregian issues her Training Camp awards for day one. Stud: Jonathan Jones. Dud: Brian Hoyer. More.
  • Logan Mullen relays Bill Belichick’s message to the team at the start of camp: “Training camp is not punishment; It’s preparation ... ”
  • Mike Reiss has the story of the Pats experimenting with QB Danny Etling starting camp as a wide receiver.
  • Mac Cerullo says Phillip Dorsett saw the writing on the wall when Danny Etling spent minicamp working out separately from the other QBs and he’s not writing him off, calling Etling an athlete. “He can run. When you can run, there’s a place for you.”
  • Phil Perry reports Isaiah Wynn wasn’t a full participant on Day 1 of camp, but he’s still bringing a positive approach to the field.
  • Matt Dolloff writes, ‘On the first day of what’s going to be a huge training camp for Jonathan Jones, the Patriots cornerback looked like a man on a mission.’
  • Zack Cox finds Jonathan Jones off to a strong start in the competition for slot corner. /I agree, he stood out yesterday.
  • Ryan Hannable notes that these next few weeks are huge for WR Braxton Berrios, and he knows it.
  • Zack Cox spotlights Ja’Whaun Bentley, and what to expect as he comes back from injury and ready to fight for the starting spot he so quickly earned as a rookie.
  • Ryan Hannable passes along a report that Michael Bennett was excused from the first day of training camp.
  • Ryan Hannable hears from Phillip Dorsett on Julian Edelman’s message to him.
  • CBS Boston talks with Ben Watson, who feels back at home in New England.
  • Ryan Hananble notes Benjamin Watson details what makes Tom Brady, Drew Brees so great.
  • Hayden Bird notes Dont’a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy described what makes Jerod Mayo a good coach, “With him, he has a different perspective and he’s able to give us a lot of knowledge.”
  • Zack Cox says it turns out Jerod Mayo’s handling of play-calling duties was more than a spring fling, as he was wearing the headset again yesterday, radioing in play calls during team drills.
  • Darren Hartwell brings up eight notable Patriots who switched positions under Bill Belichick, in honor of Danny Etling switching from QB to WR.
  • Doug Kyed addresses his Friday Patriots Mailbag: Should New England go after free agent Mike Daniels?
  • Alex Barth’s Training Camp Glossary. /I’ll add one more - Sardine: Fan packed in the stands and cooked in oil.
  • Sierra Goodwill, Alex Barth and Evan Lazar tell you what stood out the most during the first practice of training camp. (4.36 min. video)