Patriots Monday Afternoon Links

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September 14, 2009 at 04:49pm ET

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- Christopher Gasper of the Boston Globe reported monday afternoon that Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered up some kind words for the recently traded Richard Seymour, who had been with the team since 2001 and was a part of all three of its Super Bowl title teams.

"Richard is someone I have a strong affection for and someone who was a great contributor here and I think the Raiders are very lucky to have him," said Kraft. "He'll always be one of my favorite Patriots. I'll always consider him a Patriot."

- Chuck Wade of reported Monday afternoon that the Bills have promoted TE Jonathan Stupar to the team's 53-man roster, which is occurring just hours before taking the field in New England to open their season against the Patriots.

According to Wade Stupar led the Bills in receiving this preseason, but was cut when the Bills had to cut their roster down to 53 players. He was later signed to the Bills' practice squad.

- Want to see how the other half lives? Buffalo's NBC Channel 2 affiliate is live in Foxboro tonight covering the game and will be running a live game blog for Bills fans. If you're curious to hear what another team's blogger may be saying, be sure to keep this extra tab open in your browser.

- The creator of the former Patriots Logo "Pat Patriot" will be able to see his character back on the field Monday night as the team will wear their throwback Jerseys against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium.

According to USA Today the iconic logo was created by former Boston Globe cartoonist Phil Bissell, who at the time had no idea 50 years ago that he'd be ordaining a New England icon that would later become one of the most successful franchises in the NFL.

The team abandoned the look after the 1993 season, when Bill Parcells joined the franchise as head coach and the Patriots switched their current logo.

- Finally - Former Boston Globe blogger Mike Reiss went live with his blog at the new ESPN Boston Website today, and as usual will be blogging again tonight during the game. Be sure to check him out.