Tuesday's New England Patriots Links 8/12

Ian Logue
August 12, 2014 at 10:46am ET

Wide receiver Aaron Dobson made his return to practice for the first time on Monday. (USA TODAY Images- File Photo)


Patriots Monday, Aug 11th, Training Camp Observations - Steve Balestrieri

Patriots Camp Report: Day 19 - Mike Reiss

Observations from Patriots camp: Day 19 - Lee Schechter

Monday Practice Notes: Dominque Easley, Aaron Dobson Make Training Camp Debuts - Christopher Price



Patriots Project 53: Early look at who makes the cut - Karen Guregian: Guregian gives her roster predictions and her take on each positional group  in this entry.

Patriots Notebook: Team welcomes Easley, Dobson to practice - Adam Kurkjian: Kurkjian files his notebook this morning, which leads off with the return of rookie Dominique Easley and 2nd-year receiver Aaron Dobson to practice Monday.

5 things to watch from upcoming Patriots practices - Jeff Howe: Howe has his thoughts on some things to keep an eye on, including some key position battles.

Pats’ depth chart still a little loose at tight end - Adam Kurkjian: Kurkjian has his thoughts on the tight end position, which is a little questionable depth-wise at this stage of camp.


Patriots' new tight end trio getting along famously - Rob Harms: Harms has an article on the three newly signed tight ends by New England, who appear to be fitting in well so far.

Long shot Brian Tyms may catch on with Patriots - Ben Volin: Volin has an article on Tyms, who he feels has a chance to earn a spot.

With Eagles on deck, Patriots take it easy - Shalise Manza Young: Young has notes on Monday's session, with the team getting some light work in before the Eagles come in for joint practices.

Eagles' Cary Williams 'doesn't care' if Patriots target him - Rob Harms: Harms has comments from Williams, who after his "cheaters" remarks last week isn't worried about the Patriots going after him in practice.


Rob Gronkowski Feels Better After Time Off During Patriots Joint Practices With Redskins - Erik Frenz: Frenz has an article on Gronkowski, who seemingly benefited from a few days off after sitting out last week's joint sessions against Washington.


Dan Connolly an offseason award winner - Mike Reiss: Reiss has a note on Connolly, who was acknowledged for his hard offseason work.

Patriots don't respond to Cary Williams - Mike Reiss: Reiss has comments from Logan Mankins and Belichick regarding Williams "cheaters" comments.

Big day on health front for Patriots - Mike Reiss: Reiss has notes on the return of a couple players on Monday and the health of the team.

Ryan Mallett misses 2nd straight practice - Mike Reiss: Reiss has notes on Mallett, who was absent for the second straight day on Monday.

Dobson, Easley practice for first time - Mike Reiss: Reiss has notes on the return of Aaron Dobson and 1st round pick Dominique Easley, who participated in practice for the first time this training camp on Monday.


Bill Belichick Talks Ice Bucket Challenge: "I Plan on Doing Something With It' - Christopher Price: Price has comments from Belichick's radio appearance Monday, where he responded to Giants' president John Mara's challenge to take the ice bucket challenge for ALS.

Stephen Gostkowski, Ryan Allen Give Patriots Stability on Special Teams - Ryan Hannable: Hannable has a  good read on New England's special teams group, which obviously has two terrific kickers.

Experience on Patriots Offensive Line Making Transition to Dave Deguglielmo Era Easier - Ryan Hannable: Hannable writes that the experience New England has up front in this system is making the transition following Dante Scarnecchia's retirement a little easier.

TE Ben Harstock Looks to Clear New Path With Patriots - Christopher Price: Price has a nice read on the newly signed tight end, who seems to have an idea of what he's gotten himself into by signing with the team.


Dobson's Return Puts Pressure On Boyce, Thompkins - Toucher and Rich spoke this morning about Dobson's return and how it potentially affects the lower-tiered receivers.


Patriots Preseason Star Malcolm Butler Took ‘Long Route’ To NFL - Doug Kyed: Kyed has a good read on Butler, who worked hard to get where he is as he tries to catch on in New England.


Eagles-Patriots: 5 best potential training camp fights as teams get together for physical practices - Elliot Short-Parks: Short-Parks has his list of match-ups he feels might have the potential for a scuffle in this entry.