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New England Patriots links 8/02/19 - Pats Camp Recap: WRs step up, lay out, try to grab that roster spot

Daily news and links for Friday

NFL: JUL 28 Patriots Training Camp
Star of the day: Jakobi Meyers
Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images



  • Phil Perry tells us what to watch during Patriots training camp practice No. 8: Tom Brady due for a down day?Phil Perry sends another Postcard from Camp, Day 7: N’Keal Harry bounces back on Day 7; Trench one-on-ones; Who stood out in Receiver vs. Defender one-on-ones; Goal-line offense; More.
  • Evan Lazar’s Camp Notebook, Day 7: Wide receivers step up during team drills; Wynn watch; More.
  • Andy Hart’s camp observations, Day 7: Defense continues to dominate; Rex Burkhead continues to be limited; N’Keal Harry spent time with a member of the medical staff prior to practice, flexing his right shoulder in discomfort; More.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) Patriots camp afterthoughts, 8/1: Offensive Line- Early in practice when it was more like a walkthrough Isaiah Wynn and Dan Skipper were taking turns at left guard. As the day progressed and things got more physical, Wynn spent the day observing while Skipper and Cedrick Lang took reps.
  • Andrew Callahan shares his Day 7 camp observations: Tom Brady salvages offense’s down day; Jakobi Meyers was a stud from start to finish; OL Cedrick Lang was dreadful; more.
  • Mac Cerullo spotlights how undrafted rookie receiver Jakobi Meyers is separating himself from the pack.
  • Andrew Callahan makes the case for Jakobi Meyers, who is forcing his way into the starting lineup. /As Belichick always says, it’s the players who decide who makes the roster and who gets cut.
  • CBS Boston notes Jakobi Meyers drew the most oohs and ahhs from the media attending Thursday morning’s practice session, as he made a number of impressive plays that stood out.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Sony Michel getting incorporated in Patriots passing attack.
  • Ryan Hannable sees how Julian Edelman’s absence magnifies his value to the offense.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Cliffs, turnover, age... Tom Brady remains resolute.
  • Jacob Camenker reports Stephon Gilmore credits Tom Brady for ‘making everyone better’.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Bill Belichick doesn’t usually offer high praise for his players, particularly in training camp, but yesterday he glowed about CB Jonathan Jones.
  • Ryan Hannable says one of the biggest question marks for the Patriots following a week of training camp is who is going to start at left tackle.
  • David Furtado (LastWordOnSports) Patriots training camp standouts: Week one.
  • Mac Cerullo helps us get to know Jake Bailey, who draws from his family aviation tradition, and a keen understanding of aerodynamics, to elevate his punting game.
  • Doug Kyed’s Friday Patriots Mailbag: Is inexperienced receiver corps cause for concern in Foxboro?
  • Tom E. Curran picks the most memorable moments of Ty Law’s Hall of Fame career.
  • Nick O’Malley explains why Bill Belichick is replaced by ‘Griffin Murphy’ as the Patriots coach in ‘Madden?’


  • Albert Breer (SI) Game Plan: Andrew Luck on what his long injury layoff taught him—about football and life; The Patriots’ post-Brady plans; More.
  • Mike Freeman (Bleacher Report) 10-Point Stance: What storylines will shape NFL season to come? Those waiting for the demise of Tom Brady will be disappointed yet again.
  • Rebecca Sun (HollywoodReporter) Tom Brady signs with WME (Exclusive): The agency will represent the NFL’s all-time winningest quarterback in off-the-field endeavors.
  • Kurt Warner ( 2019 NFL season: Tom Brady, Drew Brees still top QB rankings. 1. Tom Brady.
  • Doug Farrar (TouchdownWire) Where the NFL Network’s Top 100 list went wrong in 2019.
  • Jeremy Bergman ( NFL Top 100 Players of 2019: Five things the voters got wrong. /Only five?
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Andy Reid: Donovan McNabb belongs in the Hall of Fame.
  • Jeff Legwold (ESPN) Champ Bailey: The play that defined his Hall of Fame career. /More like the play that defined Ben Watson’s career.