Patriots Huddle: Thursday's Media Links 7/17

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July 17, 2014 at 09:30am ET

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Here's a quick rundown of this morning's links:


Uncertainty Behind Starters at Linebacker in Patriots 2014 Training Camp Battle - Erik Frenz: Frenz  takes a closer look at the linebacker position heading into training camp.

With Release of Patriots Media Guide, Coaching Positions Become Clear - Zuri Berry: Berry notes who replaced defensive coach Pepper Johnson, noticing that Patrick Graham is the one who filled his shoes after Johnson's departure this offseason.


New England Patriots Tickets Up 31.1% Since Last Season - Jesse Lawrence: Lawrence cites prices from TiqIQ that show the prices for games at Gillette Stadium puts New England as the fifth most expensive in the NFL.


Pats promote Ossenfort to scouting director - Mike Reiss: Reiss Reports that the team has filled the void left by the departure of director of college scouting Jon Robinson by promoting his former assistant, Monti Ossenfort.

Resetting the Patriots' DT personnel - Mike Reiss: Reiss takes another look at the defensive line following Armond Armstead's retirement on Wednesday.

D-lineman Armond Armstead retires - Mike Reiss: Reiss has his story on Armstead's retirement, which he writes likely didn't come as a surprise to the Patriots.


Countdown to camp: Offensive line - Christopher Price: Price continues his series leading up to training camp, and this morning's edition focuses on the offensive line.


Patriots Quarterbacks Preview: Tom Brady To Provide Another Year Of Excellence, But Who’s His Backup? - Michael Hurley: Hurley takes a look at the Patirots' quarterback situation and wonders whether or not the team will keep three quarterbacks by the time camp comes to an end.


New England Patriots Roster Bubble Watch: The price tag for G Dan Connolly presents a problem - Nick O'Malley: O'Malley writes that the high price tag for Connolly could make him a casualty by the time the season starts.

New England Patriots training camp position previews: Linebackers - Nick O'Malley: O'Malley also has his position preview of the linebackers, and feels this year's group will be better than the 2013 version.



Donaldson: Defensive depth a concern for the Patriots - Jim Donaldson: Donaldson looks at the team's depth on defense and feels the team lacks good depth up front behind Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly.


Training Camp Preview: Patriots roster taking shape - Mark Farinella: Farinella has his thoughts on the team heading into camp and goes through each position.


Armond Armstead's Retirement Is Sad, but Underscores the Patriots Defensive Depth - Hayden Bird: Bird has his thoughts on Armstead's retirement and feels it's sad for fans who were looking forward to seeing him get his shot here in New England.


AFC East Training Camp Preview: 3 things to watch - Gregg Rosenthal - Rosenthal takes a look at the AFC East, and feels defensive tackle remains the position with the most problems.