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  • Luke Ervin (PatsBuzz) Grading the trade for Shaun Wade; plus details, Wade’s fit with the Pats; More.
  • Mike D’Abate (PatriotMaven) Patriots acquire CB Shaun Wade: What does it mean for New England?
  • Zack Cox looks at what the Patriots can expect from new cornerback Shaun Wade after the trade.
  • Phil Perry thinks that Shaun Wade could provide meaningful CB depth.
  • Evan Lazar’s Practice Notebook: Cam Newton was sharp In return, but Mac’s time is coming; LB Josh Uche wrecks the Giants offensive line with three sacks; WR Kendrick Bourne makes his mark on final camp practice; More.
  • Mike D’Abate (PatriotMaven) Patriots-Giants joint practices: Day Two. The Pats receivers have the drops and the defense has its shining moments; Cam returns, Uche shines, More.
  • Andrew Callahan recaps Pats-Giants joint practices Day 2: Mac Jones falters, pass rush sharpens and Cam Newton returns; Play of the Day: Bourne’s toe-tap touchdown; Player of the Day: Josh Uche; More.
  • Zack Cox shares his observations from practice: How Cam Newton’s return shifted QB reps; It was a positive day for the Patriots’ entire front seven, with a large portion of New York’s offensive snaps resulting in either a sack or a penalty; More.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Instant observations of the Patriots’ 2nd joint practice with the Giants. The top takeaway: An absolutely horrid drive — that ended with eight points.
  • Alex Barth’s training camp notebook: Final day of open practice. One of the bigger positional battles entering camp was for the third outside cornerback spot, which becomes a starting role if Gilmore misses time; More.
  • Clare Cooper (FullPressCoverage) A Clare Perspective: Impatiently puzzling over the Patriots.
  • Phil Perry’s Patriots QB Report: Cam Newton returned to the practice field Thursday as both he and Mac Jones took on the Giants.
  • Karen Guregian explains Bill Belichick loves a quarterback mystery, as it’s in his and his team’s interest to keep everyone guessing.
  • Karen Guregian reports Mac Jones is going to stick with wearing the protective knee brace.
  • Andy Hart notes Mac Jones admitted that he struggled to find a “flow” in yesterday’s practice.
  • Michael Hurley tells us what Mac Jones is doing behind the scenes to earn the Patriots’ respect.
  • Bill Speros deadpans ‘The Patriots finally have a QB who can beat the New York Giants’ and suggests Cam Newton may get the Jonas Gray treatment after missing practice.
  • Mike Reiss reports Cam Newton returned to the team facility Thursday and practiced after missing three straight days due to a COVID protocol “misunderstanding,” with Bill Belichick saying Newton “didn’t violate team rules.”
  • Logan Mullen finds Josh Uche is having a solid training camp, with Dont’a Hightower likening him to Matt Judon.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Dont’a Hightower on the behind scenes thing that impressed him with Mac Jones.
  • Andrew Lykins (FullPressCoverage) Jakobi Meyers mea culpa: Patriots WR on the path to stardom.
  • Zac Cox’ Friday Patriots Mailbag: How will New England handle its final preseason game?
  • Sean T. McGuire notes Giants coach Joe Judge pays Matthew Slater ultimate compliment: ‘I would say if Matt needed a kidney tomorrow he’d have it tonight.’
  • One Patriots Place podcast: Murph and Clare are joined by Matt Chatham to talk Pats preseason, joint practice and the Sony Michel trade. (67 min.)