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New England Patriots links 8/10/21 - Defensive front dominates; Jones leads perfect 2-min drill; More!

Daily news and links for Tuesday

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  • Mike D’Abate’s training camp observations, Day 11: Wise and shine; Sony’s impressive volume; Phillips gets the ‘game ball’; More.
  • Evan Lazar’s Camp Notebook: Jones lights up two-minute drill; Adrian Phillips continues strong camp; Defensive line wins battle against offensive line; Patriots practiced in full pads for the second consecutive day; More.
  • Andrew Callahan recaps camp Day 13: Mac Jones leads perfect 2-minute drill, Adrian Phillips grabs another INT; Play of the day: Sony Michel’s sensational sideline catch; More. /See that Sully?
  • Ryan Hannable’s training camp observations, Day 11: Cam Newton, Mac Jones have solid performances; The Patriots simulated some goal-line situations for the first time this summer. Michel got stuffed twice, while Damien Harris got in once in two tries. Nick Thurman stood out in these reps making a few stops. Joejuan Williams also had a nice play.
  • Alex Barth’s camp notebook: Adrian Phillips shines as defense wins Day 11; Patriots focused heavily on team drills; the front recorded five sacks with Matt Judon, Henry Anderson, Deatrich Wise, Josh Uche, and Bill Murray all getting to the QB. The defensive front as a whole has been nothing but dominant for the majority of camp.
  • Tom E. Curran continues to see something different with Mac Jones with each practice. Monday’s session was no different, with Jones’ showing some mobility, quick feet in 11-on-11 drills.
  • Phil Perry’s QB report: Jones makes the most of his opportunity Monday.
  • Matt Dolloff’s QB Watch: Mac Jones looking more confident and assertive by the day
  • Karen Guregian says N’Keal Harry has competition for best surprise performer in camp: Kristian Wilkerson competing hard for a roster spot.
  • Andy Hart talks about the indirect path of Devin Asiasi’s return from COVID.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriot Maven) Belichick talks Asiasi, Nordin, a new long snapper for the Patriots and more.
  • Sean T. McGuire relays Bill Belichick’s response to whether he believes more Patriots should be in the Hall of Fame.
  • Andrew Lykins (FullPressCoverage) The running Cam: Potential for Newton to shine in 2021.
  • Sean T. McGuire finds Anfernee Jennings is welcoming the chance to learn from the Patriots’ veteran group, “It’s been a blessing.”
  • Karen Guregian writes undrafted Michigan kicker Quinn Nordin living out a dream playing for the Patriots.
  • Ryan Hannable shares the remarkable story of how rookie kicker Quinn Nordin joined Patriots.
  • Andrew Callahan has Monday’s participation report: Nelson Agholor returns, more.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Best of social media: Sights and sounds from Day 11 of training camp.
  • Mike Reiss reports Hunter Henry sustained a shoulder injury in Sunday’s practice and is having an MRI, according to a source.
  • CBS Boston passes along a report that Hunter Henry may miss ‘a couple of weeks’ with a shoulder injury.
  • CBS Boston reports the Patriots announce modifications to Gillette Stadium ahead of Thursday’s preseason opener.


  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Afternoon QB: What Saquon Barkley’s return to practice means for the Giants; Plus, why the Saints trading Michael Thomas would be unsurprising, a Jared Goff anecdote from the Lions’ first practice in front of fans and more.
  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Three bold predictions for Patriots in 2021: Damien Harris enjoys breakout season out of the backfield.
  • Gregg Rosenthal ( 2021 NFL training camps: 21 things we learned after first 2 weeks.
  • Staff (ESPN) NFL training camp updates: Deshaun Watson, Saquon Barkley return; Lamar Jackson dealing and more.
  • Shaun O’Hara ( Top 10 undrafted players entering 2021 NFL season. 10. David Andrews.
  • Dan Hanzus ( ‘Hard Knocks’ preview: Dallas Cowboys promise to bring star power.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) The next NFL commissioner? Peyton Manning should be on the short list.