Monday's New England Patriots Links 8/11

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August 11, 2014 at 09:04am ET

Geneo Grissom among 15 inactive Patriots at Texans
Rob Gronkowski plays in preseason game for first time since 2012
Patriots notebook: Rookie DE Derek Rivers tears ACL, according to source
Howe: 5 things to watch for in Patriots-Texans game
Source: Tom Brady, many Patriots starters expected to play vs. Texans







So far tight end Rob Gronkowski has been yet to be cleared for contact. (USA TODAY Images)


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

MEDIA OBSERVATIONS FROM SUNDAY'S PRACTICE:

BOSTON.COM:
Patriots Training Camp Notes: Tom Brady Locked In With Danny Amendola - Erik Frenz


ESPN BOSTON:
Patriots Camp Report: Day 18 - Mike Reiss
Observations from Patriots camp: Day 18 - Lee Schechter


PATRIOTS.COM:
Mallett absent, new tight ends abound and other Patriots Sunday camp blogservations - Andy Hart


ADDITIONAL LINKS:

BOSTON GLOBE:

How the Patriots' roster could shake out - Ben Volin: Volin has his "On Football" column for this morning and offers up some scenarios about each position and how things might work out.

Rob Gronkowski getting better every day - Rob Harms: Harms files his notebook this morning, which leads off with notes on Gronkowski as he continues trying to get ready for the season opener on September.

Michael Buchanan getting a chance with Patriots - Shalise Manza Young: Manza Young has a good read on Buchanan, who is getting his fair share of opportunities so far this training camp.

BOSTON HERALD:

Rob Gronkowski’s not in clear just yet - Karen Guregian: Guregian has an article on Gronkowski, who continues working hard but cautious when it comes to his knee.

Patriots Notebook: David Tyms took a lonely road - Karen Guregian: Guregian files her notebook this morning, which leads off with a bit on Tyms, who had a big performance Thursday night.

Gronk still waiting to get cleared for contact - Karen Guregian: Guregian has comments from Gronkowski, who hasn't been given the go ahead for contact yet.

ESPN BOSTON:

New England Patriots' projected roster - Mike Reiss: Reiss files his latest Roster projection, going down each position and listing his reasons behind each.

Rob Gronkowski: 'No setbacks' - Lee Schechter: Schechter has the latest from Gronkowski, who said the reason he didn't travel was to give his knee time to heal after a busy week of practice.

Source: Patriots waive three, sign three - Field Yates: Yates has notes on a transaction from yesterday, with the Patriots waiving three players including tight end Asa Watson.

MASSLIVE:

New England Patriots training camp: Humble Brian Tyms in 'awe' of chance to play with Tom Brady - Oliver Thomas: Thomas has a nice read on Tyms, who talked about the influence Randy Moss had on him when the two were together in San Francisco.

NEPATRIOTSDRAFT:

2013 Was No Flash in the Pan for Julian Edelman - Jason Cappell: Cappell has his thoughts on Edelman, who he believes will follow up his big season in 2014 with another solid year.

BLEACHER REPORT:

Patriots Rookie Tight Ends Fail to Capitalize With Gronkowski Absent - James Christensen: Christensen writes that Justin Jones and Asa Watson missed a key opportunity to earn a role with the team during their time here.

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