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New England Patriots links 7/27/19 - Brady’s day off gives us a look at the rook

Patriots daily news and links for Saturday

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NFL: New England Patriots-Minicamp
QB Jarrett Stidham gets his reps
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports



  • Doug Kyed shares his camp observations, Day 2: Tom Brady was a spectator Friday; DE Michael Bennett, David Andrews, Cole Croston (PUP) and Yodny Cajuste (NFI) were not spotted at practice; Details of a few ‘ugly team sessions’; More.
  • Evan Lazar’s Camp Notebook: Tom Brady’s ‘day off’ leads to more reps for Jarrett Stidham; Dont’a Hightower moving around very well; More.
  • Phil Perry sends another Postcard from Camp, Day 2: With Tom Brady out, Brian Hoyer & Jarrett Stidham share the load; More.
  • Ryan Hannable gives us his Day 2 observations: Tom Brady’s absence felt in a big way; The kickers and punters saw a lot of work in the session; Players returning punts were: Harry, Braxton Berrios and Gunner Olszewski; More.
  • CBS Boston recaps an interesting Day 2 of Patriots training camp: Offense gets in trouble on Tom Brady’s day off; More.
  • Dan Roche’s training camp blog, Day 2: Danny Etling did two things on Friday. He caught passes while wearing his white No. 5 jersey and he threw passes while wearing his white No. 5 jersey.
  • Zack Cox updates us on Tom Brady at camp Friday, taking a day off but still attended practice in street clothes while teammates were in helmets and shells.
  • Zack Cox explains why the offense had to run a lap during yesterday’s practice and what Bill Belichick’s message was to the team before resuming 11-on-11 drills.
  • Doug Kyed notes that Jarrett Stidham went 11-of-18 with three interceptions in team drills Friday, but most importantly, he finished strong, capping off his second training camp practice as a pro going 5-of-5 in a red-zone session.
  • Tom E. Curran takes a look at the rook, detailing Jarrett Stidham’s growing pains — and throwing pains.
  • Ryan Hannable finds that rookie QB Jarrett Stidham is impressing his teammates despite some struggles.
  • Zack Cox mentions the Patriots tapping Joe Thuney’s versatility with Isaiah Wynn still healing.
  • Justin Leger notes DE Deatrich Wise Jr.’s birthday gift from the team this year was an activation from the PUP list.
  • CBS Boston reports Patrick Chung is happy to be back at work, despite having to wear a red no-contact jersey.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Matt LaCosse says he isn’t focused on filling void left by Rob Gronkowski.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Patriots ready to roll out a healthy Ja’Whaun Bentley this season.
  • Gabby Guerard points out how the reigning Super Bowl champion Patriots showed up for training camp in a simple, business-like manner - unlike some other players around the NFL.
  • Nick O’Malley notes Bill Belichick had spoken to the team about how hard training camp used to be. “We get that speech every year,” Duron Harmon said. “He talks about how -- I think it’s his 45th year coaching -- training camp was 11 weeks, we had six preseason games, this, this. And I’m just like, ‘Yeah, but we don’t have that anymore.’”
  • Justin Leger relays Dont’a Hightower discussing the “huge honor” of Bill Belichick referring to him as “Mr. February” during the Patriots’ Super Bowl LIII ring ceremony.
  • CBS Boston highlights Rodney Harrison on the Patriots’ continued greatness: ‘You’ll never see this again in the National Football League’.
  • Nick Goss notes Rodney Harrison isn’t buying any talk of the Colts dethroning the Patriots as AFC best.
  • Justin Leger notes that according to Las Vegas’ latest odds, Tom Brady is an underdog in the 2019 NFL MVP race. Six QBs are favored over him. /Brady just wants to win, baby.


  • Conor Orr (SI) Morning Huddle: Ranking the NFL training camp holdouts most likely to succeed.
  • Ben Linsey (Pro Football Focus) The 2018 NFL Clutch Team: QB Tom Brady.
  • MMQB Staff (SI) Which second-year player is set to take off in the 2019 NFL season?
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Report: Mike Daniels finalizing deal with Lions.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) PFT 2019 storyline No. 2: Will Patrick Mahomes have a sophomore slump?
  • Andy Benoit (SI) Team Previews: Andrew Luck will win MVP, and anything short of a Super Bowl would be a disappointment.
  • Jay Busbee (Yahoo! Sports) Everybody loves Peyton Manning … but for how much longer?


  • Marcus Kwesi O’Mard passes along a report that Aaron Hernandez’s estate reaches a lawsuit settlement with murder victims’ families.