Patriots Huddle: Monday's News, Notes and Links 8/4

Ian Logue
August 04, 2014 at 08:41am ET

No Brady or Gronk, but plenty of storylines at Patriots OTAs
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski not at the start of the team's OTA's today
NFL notes: Don't be surprised if Deatrich Wise Jr., Derek Rivers rise up for Patriots
New Patriots DL Danny Shelton preps to hit the hill
Patriots center David Andrews excited with his new Georgia Bulldog teammates

Tom Brady and the Patriots are in Washington this week for joint sessions leading up to their first preseason game on Thursday. (USA TODAY Images)


Six Takeaways From Patriots Training Camp So Far -  Steve Balestrieri: Balestrieri highlights some things that we've seen from training camp at this point in the preseason.


How will Patriots employ Darrelle Revis? - Ben Volin: Volin ponders how the team may utilize cornerback Darrelle Revis in this morning's "On Football" column.


Duron Harmon Listed As Starting Strong Safety In Patriots First Depth Chart - Erik Frenz: Frenz looks at the depth chart released by the team, which has Harmon sitting i the top spot at strong safety.


Offering a sneak peek at Patriots after 1 week - Karen Guregian: Guregian has a good read on the latest week of practices and some thoughts heading into these joint sessions.

Patriots-Redskins practices: Five things to watch - Jeff Howe: Howe has five things to watch this week, including how Brady and the receivers will fare down in Washington.

Patriots go
 without Dominique Easley - Jeff Howe: Howe has a note on the fact the Patriots went down to Washington without Easley as he continues working his way toward getting back to 100%.


New England Patriots' projected roster - Mike Reiss: Reiss has a roster projection, along with notes on each position as he goes down the roster.

Patriots, Richmond excited for practices - Mike Reiss: Reiss has an article on what the environment is like down in Washington leading into this week's practice sessions.

Patriots rookie LB Skinner passes physical - Staff: Skinner reportedly passed his physical on Sunday, activating him off the non-football injury list.


Report: Patriots re-sign LB James Morris - Christopher Price: Price has a quick note on the re-signing of linebacker James Morris, who was previously given a "failed physical designation" and was waived.

Centers of Attention: Ryan Wendell, Dan Connolly and Bryan Stork all in Spotlight: Christopher Price: Price has an article on the centers, who are in a pretty good competition during camp so far.


Bell: Revamped Patriots defense shows renewed ferocity - Jarrett Bell: Bell looks at the defense and recaps a moment last week where the Patriots made a big stop at the goal line and celebrated the play, showing how tight this group is becoming.


What We've Learned Through Week 2 of Patriots Camp - James Christensen: Christensen has a good look at what's happened to this point in training camp.


Madison to Foxboro: The Game of Patriots Rookie James White - Oliver Thomas - Thomas highlights White's growth so far in training camp, who has a similar style to Shane Vereen.


Could joint practices, such as Redskins vs. Patriots, supplant a preseason game? - Liz Clarke: Clarke wonders if the addition of joint practices might cause the league to consider replacing preseason games with additional regular season games as the league tries to expand to an 18-game season.