Monday Patriots Headlines - July 19th

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July 19, 2010 at 09:44am ET

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower returning to practice field an encouraging sign
Why was Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy doing pushups at a bowling alley?
Patriots owner Robert Kraft owns no concerns that Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are missing OTAs
New NFL policy lets players who don’t want to stand for anthem stay in locker room
Former Patriots rip NFL’s new anthem policy

TRAINING CAMP COUNTDOWN: 10 days until Patriots training camp

A very quiet Monday with limited news, but here is what I came accross this morning for today's headlines.

Good news for Patriots fans, as Mike Reiss has returned from vacation and hops back into the driver's seat at  Reiss gives a quick update on what went on during his absence, and brings us up to date on anything that you may have missed.

Reiss also takes a look at a couple of changes that took place within the Patriots scouting department, with a couple of personnel who were promoted within the organization.

Jeff Howe of points out that the Patriots 1-6 road record was a point of concern last season, with New England not winning their first true road game until week 15 against the Bills in Buffalo.

Glenn Farley of the Herald News has a story on the fact that the Patriots will face a tougher foe with their AFC East Division Rival New York Jets this season. Farley points out that despite all the talk from head coach Rex Ryan, the Jets managed to back it up - making it all the way to the AFC Championship Game.

Our friends over at has their 3rd annual “Ridiculous 2010 NFL Preview” format - breaking down how each NFL team will be like a member of a wedding party this year.  It's an entertaining read, so be sure to check it out.

Christopher Price came accross a couple of interesting photos of Randy Moss, with Moss spending some time at Sea World recently and getting up close with some of the animals there.  Those two images should definitely bring a smile to your face.

The Boston Globe reports that Patriots Cheerleaders spent Sunday holding a "Paw Wash" at the MSPCA parking lot in Jamaica Plain.  Proceeds went to the MSPCA’s Boston Animal Care & Adoption Center and Law Enforcement department.  There's also a good photo available from the event in that link.


The National Football Post has a piece discussing why the Redskins weren't successful under the direction of Jim Zorn after the departure of coaching legend Joe Gibbs, with former Redskins receiver Antwaan Randle El pointing the finger at Redskins owner Daniel Snyder for meddling.

Yahoo Sports has an article on the Green Bay Packers - who are publicly owned - who opened up their financial records recently.  The move was done to prove that teams are losing profits in the current economy, and that player costs are far too high.  The Packers don't have the additional revenue that teams with luxury boxes, etc. have, and are struggling in the current economy.

Yahoo Sports also has an in-depth look at the Jets, focusing on their play-action passing which they feel gives New York an added dimension that they haven't had in a long time.

That's all for this morning.  We'll have more later on, and be sure to visit our Patriots Messageboard today for the latest Patriots Talk.  Be sure to join us this evening for our Monday Night Roundtable Discussion, which will start tonight in our forum at 8:30pm ET.