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New England Patriots links 8/09/21 - Day 10 training camp: Full pads, hard hits; Harry, Wilkerson step up

Daily news and links for Monday

NFL: AUG 05 New England Patriots Training Camp
Kristian Wilkerson
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  • Statements: Bill Belichick on Peyton Manning, Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson.
  • Patriots re-sign LB Cassh Maluia; Place TE Dalton Keene and LB Raekwon McMillan on injured reserve.
  • Patriots sign OL Jerald Hawkins. /He’s a big dude.
  • Erik Scalavino delves deeper into the competition: Defensive line. New England now seems to have an intriguing mix of players up front who could help bolster the run defense and possible add some pressure on the quarterback from the inside.
  • Paul Perillo’s Day 10 blogservations: QBs search for consistency during physical practice; There was a heavy emphasis on the run game early, first with drills featuring exterior blocking with tight ends taking on outside linebackers; Lots of 1-on-1 reps between the offensive and defensive linemen. The offense seemed to control most of the play with Isaiah Wynn in particular standing out; More.
  • Mike Dussault’s Camp Notebook: harry continues strong training camp; The third-year receiver is finding consistency, showing up with one of the biggest plays of the day in Sunday’s practice session.
  • Paul Perillo offers his 53-man roster projection 1.0.
  • Press Conferences: N’Keal Harry - Justin Bethel - Matthew Slater - Henry Anderson - Carl Davis - Harvey Langi.
  • Photos: Patriots training camp 8/8.


  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Though Bill Belichick made it clear Newton is the starter, the rookie Jones continues to show signs of growth; Former NFL scout and Jets’ executive Pat Kirwan was surprised by the Patriots after watching practice and liked what he saw; Winovich on the mend; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, 53-man roster projection 2.0. With Nick Folk missing time from practice, Quinn Nordin is making the most of his opportunities; Dont’a Hightower is not only excited to be back but excited about the potential of the defense; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Time to go all-in on Jonnu Smith with Patriots.
  • Karen Guregian shares a few odds & ends and leftover impressions from the first 10 days of camp. Is it a QB competition or a countdown?
  • Evan Lazar’s Camp Notebook: Are WR’s N’Keal Harry and Kristian Wilkerson for real? Cam Newton has strong practice in 11-on-11s; Mac Jones continues to flash efficient release, mechanics; Kyle Van Noy out of red non-contact jersey, full go for first time; More.
  • Ian Glendon (FullPressCoverage) Injuries, N’Keal Harry stand out at Sunday’s Training Camp, the Pats’ 10th practice. Aug 17 is the first cutdown date, shrinking rosters from 90 to 85; More.
  • Andy Hart’s camp observations, Day 10: N’Keal Harry has caught the ball well at all three levels of the defense in recent practices, and against a variety of DBs; Cam Newton had a nice-back-shoulder throw to Jonnu Smith on which the tight end showed nice body control to spin and make the catch; FB Jakob Johnson spent an extended period by himself at the far end of the field “blocking” and exploding through a one-man sled. It was during a portion when the TEs and RBs were working with the QBs. Penalty laps by entire punt team, and offense; More.
  • Alex Barth’s Day 10 training camp notebook: Harry, Wilkerson stepped up; Mac gets the reps edge again; Depth CB Michael Jackson making plays; Barmore’s big return; More.
  • Andrew Callahan recaps Sunday’s training camp: Cam Newton rebounds, two WRs pop and injuries pile up; More.
  • Mike Kadick’s Sunday training camp observations: Player of the day: Kristian Wilkerson; Center Ted Karras was back for the first time in a while; QB competition update; Crowd reactions; More.
  • Zack Cox shares his camp participation notes from Day 10: WR Nelson Agholor missed his first practice; Ted Karras, Devin Asiasi and Christian Barmore all returned.
  • Matt Dolloff’s Patriots QB Watch: Cam Newton and Mac Jones both play well, despite interceptions.
  • Karen Guregian spotlights how N’Keal Harry is now making the spectacular look routine, adding to a string of great practices with highlight-reel catches. /He was fun to watch yesterday.
  • Andrew Callahan puts the focus on DT Carl Davis who is tracking for a breakout summer as a surprise pass rusher
  • Matt Dolloff reports TE Hunter Henry was among three players hurt at training camp practice.
  • Andy Hart explains why he says “no thanks” to the idea of Cam Newton and Mac Jones sharing the Patriots QB job.
  • Zack Cox hears from N’Keal Harry on how he felt after his highlight-reel catch on Sunday. “I feel like that’s what I’m going to do.”
  • Sean T. McGuire notes N’Keal Harry (still) isn’t concerned about trade request amid Patriots camp. /Maybe if you ask him a few more times.
  • Matt Vautour’s Friday Patriots Notebook: Mac Jones says trying to improve consumes his entire day, ‘It’s from early in the morning to late at night.’
  • Mark Daniels posts live from Patriots Training Camp Friday night: Rookie kicker Quinn Nordin puts on a show; More.
  • Sean T. McGuire passes along the latest report indicating a positive trend for Chase Winovich.
  • Tom Shaw-Mellors (PatsPropaganda) TE Dalton Keene has been placed on IR following a procedure on his knee to repair an issue he dealt with previously in College and LB Raekwon McMillan out for the season with ACL tear.
  • Ryan Hannable notes the Patriots brought back LB Cassh Maluia after losing LB Raekwon McMillan (ACL).
  • Dakota Randall NFL Rumors: New context on mysterious Jarrett Stidham back injury from Greg Bedard’s Sunday notes column.
  • Sean T. McGuire highlights NFL analyst Pat Kirwan on how he believes the Patriots will serve as a ‘surprise’ team.
  • Karen Guregian thinks it’s time for the Patriots to settle up with Stephon Gilmore.
  • Ryan Hannable mentions Miami CB Xavien Howard’s new deal, and wonders if Stephon Gilmore will be next.
  • Jerry Trotta (MusketFire) Rhamondre Stevenson’s epic truck stick has fans drooling at training camp.
  • Alexandra Francisco highlights Bill Belichick calling Peyton Manning the ‘best quarterback’ he’s coached against. “More than any one single offensive player, he forced us to change and adapt defensive game plans.”
  • Training Camp Day 10 Recap podcast: Mark Daniels joins Alex Barth to break down Day 10 of Patriots training camp, including N’Keal Harry’s big day, the distribution of quarterback reps, Christian Barmore’s star potential, and more. (18 min.)
  • Patriots Beat podcast: Evan Lazar and Alex Barth break down the second week of training camp. (69 min.)
  • Patriots Fourth And Two podcast: Steve Balestrieri and Derek Havens break down the Pats roster. (71 min.)


  • NFL Football Operations (Operations.NFL) 2021-2022 important NFL dates.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: The 49ers’ QB competition according to Shanahan, Garoppolo and Lance. Plus, training camp stops with the Lions, Cardinals and Browns, Josh Allen’s contract, under-the-radar training camp stars and more!
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA: Chiefs’ model with Patrick Mahomes sets NFL standard, plus Training Camp Tour observations.
  • Conor Orr (SI) FROST Score: The training camp stories that matter, and those that don’t. The new contract for Josh Allen? The hype surrounding select rookies? Joe Judge’s style? A look at what really matters...
  • Around the NFL ( Hall of Fame enshrinement: Recapping speeches, best moments from class of 2020 ceremony.
  • Bryan DeArdo (CBS Sports) 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame induction takeaways.
  • Doug Farrar (TouchdownWire) Tom Brady endures good-natured boos during Peyton Manning’s Hall of Fame speech.
  • Doug Farrar (TouchdownWire) Bill Belichick: Peyton Manning is the greatest quarterback I’ve coached against.
  • Hall of Fame (ESPN) Peyton Manning delivers a Hall of Fame speech full of jokes, emotion. (9 min. video)