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New England Patriots links 8/18/22 - Brawl-ball: Pats offense sparks, Jalen Mills stands out

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Jalen Mills Pats’ No. 1 CB
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  • Mike Kadlick previews Patriots vs. Panthers preseason Week Two: Players to watch, game prediction; More.
  • CBS Boston resets the Patriots’ depth chart at cornerback.
  • Phil Perry shares the Patriots whose stock went up or down after yesterday’s practice: Cole Strange more than holds his own vs. Panthers.
  • Dakota Randall identifies three studs, three duds from the second Patriots-Panthers joint practice: Another great day for Jalen Mills.
  • Matt Dolloff’s Mac Watch: How did the Patriots offense look against a new opponent?
  • Khari Thompson admits yesterday’s showing wasn’t half-bad from the Patriots’ offense and for now, that might be good enough.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriots Country) Mac Jones believes that better communication between players and coaches has led to positive results on the practice field.
  • Matt Dolloff spotlights how the arrow keeps pointing up for the Patriots’ new top cornerback Jalen Mills.
  • Nick Goss tells us Jalen Mills emerged as a defensive star at joint practices.
  • Karen Guregian reports Panthers coach Matt Rhule admits taunting started latest brawl with Patriots.
  • Mark Daniels says Christian McCaffrey was at the center of second day of brawling between Panthers, Patriots.
  • Jordy McElroy (PatriotsWire) Fists fly in another massive brawl at Patriots-Panthers joint practice.
  • Richie Whitt (Patriots Country) Patriots-Panthers FIGHTS!: More skirmishes on 2nd day of joint practices.
  • Sara Marshall (MusketFire) Tempers continue to flare at Patriots’ joint practice.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriots Country) Patriots cut punter Jake Julien, securing job for Jake Bailey.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriots Country) Bill Belichick mum on OL Isaiah Wynn’s return: Wynn has been absent from training camp practices since last Tuesday.
  • CBS Boston reports WR Kristian Wilkerson expected to “miss some time” with concussion.
  • Dakota Randall gives us an encouraging injury update on Hunter Henry, who missed Wednesday’s practice.
  • Nick Goss points out how Jonnu Smith and the Pats TEs show lots of improvement in 2nd Pats-Panthers practice.
  • Zack Cox gives us his Pats-Panthers joint practice observations, Day 2. QB report, Play of the day: Agholor’s touchdown catch. He outjumped defensive back Myles Hartsfield with two other Panthers in the vicinity, rewarding Jones for his aggressiveness; More.
  • Alex Barth’s camp notebook, Day 14: Joint practices remain physical; More of the same from the offense; Defensive front keeps up the pressure; More.
  • Scott Zolak’s Day 2 thoughts from joint practices: ‘Four sets of fisticuffs’.
  • Mark Morse (PatsFans) Patriots last two practices, first transactions.
  • Nick Goss notes Mac Jones has high praise for Nelson Agholor.
  • Greg Dudek reports Jalen Mills has seen rookie CBs Marcus Jones and Jack Jones continuing to make strides.
  • Khari Thompson talks up training camp surprise Anfernee Jennings showing his true potential.
  • Greg Bedard discusses his main takeaways from the Patriots-Panthers 2nd day of joint practice. (2.64 min. video)
  • 98.5 The Sports Hub highlights guest Albert Breer: Panthers’ people said Bill Belichick was calling plays in 2-minute offense.
  • Tyler Lamb (GilletteGazette) Patriots players no one is talking about that showed heart against the Giants.
  • Sara Marshall (MusketFire) Julian Edelman teases return to the Patriots again.
  • mikereis (GilletteGazette) Top five competitive Patriots matchups to watch. 1. Patriots vs Indy: Gilmore vs. Parker.


  • Myles Simmons (ProFootballTalk) Mac Jones: Our coaches have a lot of experience and know exactly how to attack a defense.
  • Nick Shook ( Panthers, Patriots frustrated by fights derailing joint practices for second straight day.
  • Staff (ESPN) Best of Wednesday at NFL training camps: Joint practices liven things up, coaches grab spotlight.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Baker Mayfield, as expected, is expected to be named the Week One starter in Carolina. /No contest, really.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Why so many top NFL wide receivers changed teams, and why the moves will (not) work.
  • Chris Trapasso (CBS Sports) NFL preseason Week 1 grades for first-round rookies: Who stood out, disappointed and surprised in NFL debut. Cole Strange: B.
  • Josh Edwards (CBS Sports) NFL Rookie of the Year award odds. No Pats.