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New England Patriots links 9/02/19 - 2019 Team building: Roster moving and shaking continues

Daily news and links for Monday

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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Jarrett Stidham has best preseason for rookie QB under Belichick; Belichick’s 2nd-round DB picks under the microscope; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: Bill Belichick [on cutting the 4th preseason game], ”The more games you play, the more opportunities you have.”; Initial 53-man roster takes shape; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Brian Hoyer release was all about development of Jarrett Stidham; One would expect the Pats to look to upgrade the TE position over the next several days; More.
  • Andy Hart shares 12 thoughts on Patriots’ initial 53-man roster: Demaryius Thomas gone…for now; Home of the undrafted!; More.
  • Andrew Callahan offers six thoughts on how the Patriots built their regular-season roster.
  • Doug Kyed projects the Week 1 depth chart: Who starts at WR?
  • Tom E. Curran points out that the Steelers will be delighted to not have to deal with Rob Gronkowski anymore. /Not that they could ever deal with him, lol.
  • Doug Kyed tells us the Patriots didn’t claim any players off waivers, and kept the initial roster intact.
  • Andy Hart reports on New England’s first practice of the regular season: Every member of the roster was present and accounted for.
  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots Practice Notes: New players spotted; Jamie Collins has real number.
  • Mike Reiss talks about the decision to keep Jarrett Stidham and release Brian Hoyer, and the risk of leaving just the rookie to backup Tom Brady.
  • Zack Cox hears from Jarrett Stidham, who is ‘very excited’ to be the No. 2 QB and thankful for Brian Hoyer’s help.
  • Zack Cox NFL Rumors: Brian Hoyer signing with Colts, will back up Jacoby Brissett.
  • CBS Boston reports Brian Hoyer signs with Colts, gets $9 million in guaranteed money.
  • Mike Reiss says the release of Demaryius Thomas might be procedural more than permanent.
  • Mac Cerullo writes about Gunner Olszewski’s ‘Cinderella story’ that began back in May with a phone call inviting him to rookie minicamp that came while he was literally digging ditches...
  • Mike Reiss reports on the Patriots changing their mind on undrafted WR Gunner Olszewski.
  • Evan Lazar introduces the three offensive linemen the Patriots traded for over the weekend: Russell Bodine, Jermaine Eluemunor and Korey Cunningham.
  • Andy Hart tells us newly acquired center Russ Bodine is playing catch-up for Patriots.
  • Ryan Hannable passes long reports that four Patriots got claimed off waivers.
  • Alex Barth breaks down the Patriots practice squad.
  • Dakota Randall reports Eric Reid was fined but not suspended for his hit on Ben Watson.
  • Michael DePrisco notes Benjamin Watson is criticizing the NFL’s “inconsistent” fines.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) On cut down deadline day, Tom Brady shares inspirational message.