By: Ian Logue
After taking a quick spin around the internet, here’s a look at this morning’s top stories:
Notebook: Patriots’ Brian Waters has not yet reported for duty – Shalise Manza Young/Gary Washburn
Manza Young and Washburn lead off their notebook with a note on Brian Waters, who up to this point hasn’t reported to the team and saw his number (54) get given away to linebacker Dont’a Hightower. They also have some quotes from recently acquired James Develin, who’s excited to be a Patriot.
Receiver Salas hopes to catch on – Gary Washburn
Washburn has a piece on wide receiver Greg Salas, who he writes is feverishly trying to learn the playbook as the team prepares for their season opener.
UGG Hoping Tom Brady draws men to market – Dan Adams
Adams has an article on the fact that Tom Brady is set to appear in a new ad campaign beginning today for the UGG for Men line and the company is hopeful that it will be effective for them.
Greg Salas grabs on to change – Jeff Howe
Howe has a good article on Salas, including comments from his former college coach June Jones who believes that always felt Salas could be a great receiver.
NOTEBOOK: Ryan Wendell is center piece – Jeff Howe
Howe files his notebook this morning, which leads off with comments from Ryan Wendell, who appears to be in line to take over for recently released Dan Koppen.
Kraft coached on Cape escape after Pats bash – Inside Track
The Track has notes on the annual “Labor Day fiesta” held on the cape by owner Robert Kraft and also includes notes on what some of the players were up to.
Nantz & Simms on the call – Mike Reiss
Reiss has a quick entry pointing out that it will be Jim Nantz and Phil Simms announcing this Sunday’s game on the CBS broadcast.
2 QB’s risky, but not out of norm – Mike Reiss
Reiss has an entry talking about the fact the Patriots only have two quarterbacks on their roster, and looks at the list of 12 other teams in the same situation.
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Patriots roster ready for opener – Glen Farley
Farley has an article with his thoughts on the Patriots roster heading into their opening day match-up this weekend, including his feeling that Brandon Bolden could be a factor behind Stevan Ridley due to the fact that Shane Vereen’s health “isn’t to be trusted”.
Bedard: Patriots offensive line depth ‘ridiculously thin’ – VIDEO
The Boston Globe’s Greg Bedard appeared on Sports Tonight on Comcast Sports New England and gave his thoughts on the state of New England’s offensive line, which he called “ridiculously thin’ heading into this season.
Could Chandler Jones become the next Jason Pierre-Paul? – Christopher Price
The comparison between rookie Chandler Jones and New York’s Jason Pierre-Paul has been made quite a few times this offseason, and Price takes a reasonable look at what the rookie could conceivably do this season.
Chandler Jones has lots of teachers as he goes back to School with Patriots – Mike Petraglia
Petraglia has an article on Chandler Jones, who talked about what it was like of the transition from the college ranks to the NFL.
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Hightower involed in numbers game – Mark Farinella
Farinella has an article on rookie Dont’a Hightower, who finally got a linebacker’s number and a good one at that. The rookie will be wearing #54 this season which is formerly Tedy Bruschi’s number, although most recently it was worn by Brian Waters, who has failed to report to the team at this point.
Whole new ballgame for receiver Salas – Mark Farinella
Farinella also has an article on Greg Salas, who said he’s “just happy to be here” and knows that the expectations here in New England are to win every game and he plans on doing whatever he can to be a part of that.
Thoughts on the upcoming Patriots season – Hector Longo
Longo gives his thoughts on the Patriots heading into the 2012 season, including the fact he feels that the lack of real competition during the regular season is one of the biggest reasons they haven’t been playoff ready recently.
Juggernaut Index No. 4: The New England Patriots – Andy Behrens
For those of you who enjoy fantasy football, this entry takes a look at that topic and Behrens gives his thoughts on individual Patriots players.