Saturday Patriots Headlines - July 31st

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July 31, 2010 at 09:14am 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

An abbreviated version this morning in an effort to try and include as many links as possible from a busy Friday.  I've grouped each set of links by subject, so hopefully that makes them a little easier to follow.

Here are today's New England Patriots Headlines:

On Brady's Hair

Teen singer Justin Bieber says, “Nice haircut, Brady. Dude’s got some golden locks.” … and links! - Boston Herald
There’s much ado about a do - Boston Herald
Bieber haircut too boyish for Tom Brady? - NECN
Pats Camp: Injury Update, Hard Hits, Brady's Hair - WBZ

On Brady talking to the media:

Brady avoids the rush - Boston Globe
Tom Brady’s plan is nothing personal - Boston Herald
He’s 33, and worth every penny - Boston Globe (Bob Ryan)
Brady taking the high road - Attleboro Sun Chronicle
QB Tom Brady speaks from head, not from heart - Boston Herald
Brady says all the right things - Mike Reiss
Brady Focused on Winning, Not Securing New Contract  -
Tom Brady Doesn't Care What You Think  -
Tom Brady Q&A at training camp  -

On Logan Mankins:

Brady has high praise for Mankins -  Worcester Telegram
Bruschi: Mankins 'ripple effect' hurts line -

On LB Tyrone McKenzie, who impressed yesterday:

After Year Away From Football Field, Tyrone McKenzie Making Presence Felt at Patriots Camp -
McKenzie a big hit following lost season - Boston Globe
Tyrone McKenzie out to make impact - Boston Herald
McKenzie Hits Home With Fans -

On Derrick Burgess:

Patriots' Burgess is AWOL again - Worcester Telegram
Burgess was expected to play - Boston Globe
Coach in the dark about absent Burgess - Attleboro Sun Chronicle
Wait on for LB - Boston Herald
Woods gets a shot to fill-in for missing Burgess - NECN

Odds and Ends:

Shawn Crable's release the latest reminder of just how poorly the Patriots drafted in 2007 and 2008 - Manchester Examiner

Patriots Enjoy Camp But Realize Long Road Ahead for 2010-2011 Season (Video) -

 Patriots’ Patten’s got time for the pain - Patriot Ledger

WR Sam Aiken Activated, Brady's Knee 'Feels Good'  -

Tate confident in his second-year improvements -

Randy Moss Signs $100 Bill for Fan As Patriots Begin to Feel Pain of Training Camp -

Warren getting up to speed on Pats' D -

Parents aim to Kraft new tailgate policy - Boston Herald


Morning Session:

Sights and Sounds from Day 2 - NECN
Brady checks in; Friday morning notes -
What happened at the Patriots training camp? Day 2, Session 1 edition - Boston Herald
Training Camp Report from Friday morning's session -

 Afternoon Session:

Checking out Patriots Practice No. 4 - Boston Globe
McKenzie sticking out ; Friday PM notes -
Training Camp Report From Afternoon Session -

That's all for this morning.  Please drop a comment down below and let me know if you prefer this format or the normal format, as feedback is always appreciated.

In the meantime hope everyone has a good day and we'll have updates later on.