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New England Patriots links 8/06/19 - Pats-Lions joint practices: Offense ramping it up

Daily news and links for Tuesday

NFL: AUG 05 Lions-Patriots Joint Training Camp
James White and Sony Michel run through agility drills
Photo by Allan Dranberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images



  • Phil Perry tells us what to watch for at Patriots-Lions joint practice No. 2: Time to up the intensity?
  • Zack Cox Patriots-Lions joint practice: Patrick Chung returns in non-contact jersey.
  • Phil Perry sends another Postcard from Camp: Patriots defense up to challenge vs. Stafford, Lions; One-on-one notes; Pats defense had a gaggle of impressive moments strewn throughout the day; More.
  • Andrew Callahan’s Patriots-Lions joint practices: Tom Brady stopped in a 2-minute drill, Jakobi Meyers keeps rolling and more observations from Day 1 in Detroit.
  • Evan Lazar’s Pats Camp Notebook Day 9: Patriots offense starts joint practices with strong performance; More.
  • Evan Lazar says N’Keal Harry & the receivers play big & other Day 9 observations. (2.43 min. video)
  • Phil Perry examines the training camp battle between Jakobi Meyers vs. Braxton Berrios, and who gets the edge.
  • Zack Cox finds that through 9 camp practices Jakobi Meyers has caught 14 passes from Patriots QBs in 11-on-11 drills, tied with Maurice Harris for the team lead. Who knew?
  • Hal Bent (FullPressCoverage) Patriots positional battles to watch: Offensive line.
  • Ethan Roy (FullPressCoverage) N’Keal Harry: Trust the process.
  • Nick O’Malley mentions how a Stephen Gostkowski field goal attempt broke a selfie camera at joint practice.
  • Mike Reiss posts a picture of a nice moment after practice as Bill Belichick and Tom Brady visit with Lions owner Martha Ford.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) What they’re saying: Jakobi Meyers “really becoming involved”.
  • Mac Cerullo points out how Tom Brady and the Patriots are entering uncharted waters.
  • Mike Reiss mentions how Tom Brady and the Patriots will have to revisit negotiations before the end of the 2019 league year to extend the contract, and how it’s expected they will do so.
  • Tom E. Curran explains the Patriots didn’t lock Tom Brady down with this contract “extension,” they actually opened the door for him to go through.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Report: Under new contract, Tom Brady will still enter free agency in 2020.
  • Ryan Hannable approves of Tom Brady playing hardball for first time in his career and betting on his 42-year-old self.
  • Phil Perry notes Tom Brady spoke about himself today as if he belonged in the same category as the legions of players playing in 2019 for their next contracts.
  • Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry report Tom Brady puts his Brookline home on the market, with a listing price of $39.5 million. /Cue the ‘This Must Mean... ’ rumor and innuendo machine.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots 53-man roster projection 2.0. /Sorry, QB/WR Danny Etling.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights WEEI guest Field Yates: New England not planning to have Josh Gordon in 2019.
  • Andy Hart notes that even Bill Belichick learned something new at the Patriots Hall of Fame visit.
  • NBC Boston calls attention to how all-time Patriots teams have been grossly underrated in Nate Davis’ USA Today ‘history lesson’.
  • Michael DePrisco notes safety Minkah Fitzpatrick says the Dolphins are studying film on the Patriots defense under new coach Brian Flores.
  • Staff (SportsDumpster) It is time for Mark Wahlberg’s Patriots super fan pass to be revoked.
  • NFL Fanzone (YouTube) We’re still here: The 2018 World Champion New England Patriots. (21.51 min. video)
  • WEEI’s Off Day podcast: Can Patriots be a dominant defense? (39.20 min.)