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New England Patriots links 8/13/19 - Belichick: Roster bubble? “I don’t know what the bubble is”

Daily news and links for Tuesday

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  • Phil Perry sends another Postcard from Camp: Full pads; Wynn is in; QBs in competitive 11-on-11 work; Marcus Cannon had to run a lap at one point during the 11-on-11 period, but he flattened Michael Bennett and Deatrich Wise in one-on-one work earlier in the day; More.
  • Mark Daniels Training camp notebook: Isaiah Wynn takes big step forward; defense dominates.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Training Camp Observations: Defense impressive again; During 1-on-1s Jonathan Jones flattened Berrios with a jolting hit but the WR came back and made a really nice over the shoulder catch after almost going down again on a hit from Duke Dawson; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s training camp observations, Day 12: Isaiah Wynn takes major step to being ready for Week 1; Maurice Harris had a rare drop; Joejuan Williams had perhaps his best practice of the summer; More.
  • Evan Lazar’s Camp Notebook Day 12: Isaiah Wynn participates in contact drills; Nate Ebner, rookie CB Ken Webster and RB Rex Burkhead all returned to practice; More.
  • Andrew Callahan offers his training camp observations: Tom Brady takes command, Isaiah Wynn makes progress, interceptions pile up and more.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) Pats camp notes and pics: While no longer wearing Gronk’s favorite number, Jakobi Meyers was still making all of the catches at camp; More.
  • CBS Boston’s Patriots Practice Report: N’Keal Harry’s injury a disappointment as rookie tries to build rapport with Tom Brady; More.
  • Mike Reiss reports the Patriots acquired third-year TE Eric Saubert from the Falcons on Monday for a conditional 7th-round draft pick.
  • Phil Perry breaks down Isaiah Wynn’s first full-contact reps of Patriots camp
  • Mike Reiss states that Isaiah Wynn’s importance to the Patriots is magnified by the drop-off on the depth chart after him.
  • Matt Dolloff says that for Brandon Bolden, it’s about earning his leader status all over again with the Patriots.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Devin McCourty playfully ribs Michael Bennett about similarities to his brother.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots injuries now put tight end in murkier territory.
  • Jacob Camenker passes along a report that TE Matt LaCosse has sprained ankle, won’t play on Saturday vs. Titans.
  • Zack Cox relays Lance Kendricks explaining why he viewed his camp injury as a blessing in disguise.
  • Mac Cerullo presents his latest 53-man roster projection: Rivers’ stock rises, more uncertainty at tight end.
  • Tyler Sullivan breaks down the Patriots depth chart: Undrafted receiver Jakobi Meyers, second-year returner Braxton Berrios emerging.
  • Nick O’Malley reminds us that Bill Belichick has no use for your roster bubble questions.
  • D Coppola (BostonSportsExtra) Prime candidates for the Patriots defensive coordinator role next year.
  • CBS Boston presents a Guide to Gillette Stadium: Home of the New England Patriots.
  • Sierra Goodwill, Alex Barth and Evan Lazar talk about notable absences from practice and their standout players of the day. (5.02 min. video)
  • Sierra Goodwill, Alex Barth and Evan Lazar discuss whether Brian Hoyer played himself into the backup QB position or off the team. (6.14 min. video)
  • Mike D’Abate (Megaphone) Locked-On Patriots podcast: A very Brady deal; More. (23 min.)


  • Chris Trapasso (CBS Sports) Inside Tom Brady’s offense: Here’s how the Patriots fared using motion versus going without it.
  • Mike Tanier (Bleacher Report) Gridiron Digest: Patriots reloaded and ready to dominate (again).
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Falcons trade tight end Eric Saubert to Patriots.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Patriots sign Cole Croston, waive/injured D’Angelo Ross. Ross will revert to injured reserve if he clears waivers.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady: Feelings about no 2020 franchise tag aren’t for others to know.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady would prefer not to change helmets, but knows it’s a rule.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: Jon Gruden on Derek Carr; Kliff Kingsbury on Arizona’s offense; Kellen Moore’s coaching.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL insider notes: The year of the young QB-guru head coach, latest on CBA talks, and an underrated kicker trade.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) Move over, rookies: Midlevel veterans are having a moment. “The NFL keeps getting younger, but the oldest teams are winning Super Bowls...”
  • Vinnie Iyer (Sporting News) Daniel Jones wins Giants job, Tom Brady passes Patriots torch and more Week 1 preseason overreactions.
  • Bucky Brooks ( Preseason grades, Week 1. QB Jarrett Stidham: B. “Yes, the Patriots’ clever play design consistently produced open receivers, but Stidham deserves credit for routinely hitting the strike zone with his passes on nearly all of his attempts.” /Puh-leeze...
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( NFL preseason winners and losers: Raiders delightfully chaotic.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Older players tell their teammates how much easier training camp is today. /“Back in my day...” “Uphill, both ways...” “Get off my lawn” ... etc...
  • Andy Benoit (SI) Team previews: Le’Veon Bell, Jamison Crowder should give Jets more offensive firepower.
  • Tadd Haislop (Sporting News) NFL predictions 2019: Final standings, playoff projections, Super Bowl 54 pick. Pats 13-3, beat Browns in divisional round, lose to Chiefs in Championship round, Cowboys win Super Bowl.
  • Dave Birkett (Detroit Free Press) Why NFL coaches are having no luck challenging pass interference.
  • Jared Dubin (CBS Sports) 2019 NFL Rule Changes: Pass interference, blindside blocks among major shifts and revisions.