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New England Patriots links 8/25/21 - Belichick pushes it’s ‘Gotta have it” time at camp

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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Kyle Dugger snags a catch at practice
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  • Mark Daniels explains why the Sony Michel trade made sense for the Rams and the Pats.
  • Ryan Hannable feels the Patriots are taking a risk by trading away Sony Michel.
  • Matthew Geagan says the Sony Michel trade is great news for J.J. Taylor.
  • Ryan Hannable explains how the Patriots got their roster to 80 players, while adding a veteran tight end.
  • Zack Cox thumbnails six Patriots players with the most to prove In joint practices with the Giants.
  • Zack Cox shares his observations from Tuesday’s helmet and shells practice that was heavy with situational work: Mac Jones makes strides with Cam Newton out; Head coach Bill Belichick added a “gotta-have-it” competitive element to the last three rounds of 11-on-11s, which began near the goal line; More.
  • Evan Lazar’s Camp Notebook: Mac Jones improves in second practice without Cam Newton; 2. CB J.C. Jackson has two interceptions, redeems himself vs. Gunner Olszewski; 5. CB Jalen Mills makes two notable plays in coverage; More.
  • Andrew Callahan highlights Tuesday at camp: Mac Jones rebounds with huge workload, J.C. Jackson nabs 2 INTs; More.
  • Alex Barth’s training camp notebook: Focus stays situational on Day 17; Defensive backs swarming; More.
  • Karen Guregian talks about how Adrian Phillips is poised to take out tight ends and has done the job on the Pats’ group during camp.
  • Luke Ervin (PatsBuzz) New England Patriots: 1 player on the roster bubble at each position group.
  • Clare Cooper (FullPressCoverage) A Clare Perspective: Patriots claim “Kahale” Warring off waivers.
  • Clare Cooper (PatsPropaganda) Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Patriots have picked up a new tight end!
  • Karen Guregian notes Mac Jones is making waves as a trash talker.
  • Sean T. McGuire counts Jonnu Smith among players who like what they are seeing from Mac Jones.
  • Zack Cox relays Matthew Slater raving about ‘great young man’ Mac Jones.
  • Zack Cox tells us why Nick Folk missed time during training camp. “(It was) a little bit of soreness I was trying to take care of it, make sure I’m ready for the season.”
  • Adam London relays which Pats player ESPN+ identifies who is on the hot seat as we shift closer to the start of the season: Cam Newton.
  • Mark Morse (PatsFans) Will having the COVID vaccine shot determine who wins the QB battle?
  • Dakota Randall tells us CBS broadcast crew will be Kevin Harlan and Trent Green for the first two Pats games.
  • CBS Boston passes along a report that the Packers blocked the Patriots’ request to interview Chad Brinker for a front office position.
  • Steve Atkinson (BelieveInBostonSports) Cam Newton violated COVID protocols: He should know the rules.