Monday's New England Patriots Links 9/1

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September 01, 2014 at 09:32am ET

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Ryan Mallett's era as the back-up quarterback here in New England came to an end on Sunday after he was dealt to the Texans. (USA TODAY Images)


Here's a quick rundown of this morning's media Links:

BOSTON HERALD:

Ryan’s hope in Houston - Jeff Howe: Howe has an article on Ryan Mallett and feels that while it came one day later than expected, his era in New England is over.

Patriots Notebook: Quarles beefs up defensive front - Jeff Howe: Howe files his notebook this morning, which leads off with the addition of Kelcy Quarles.

BOSTON GLOBE:

Patriots’ skimpy return for Ryan Mallett shows how teams view QB - Ben Volin: Volin has his "On Football" article this morning and gives his thoughts on the value - or lack thereof - New England received for Mallett.

Technology tracks players' speed on football field - Callum Borchers: Borchers looks at a new technology where players will be wearing quarter-sized sensors that will track their speed, distance, and other information during the course of a play.

BOSTON.COM:

Takeaways from Ryan Mallett's Trade - Zuri Berry: Berry has his thoughts on the Mallett deal, and feels Garoppolo obviously beat Mallett out and earned the top back-up role.

If Given the Chance, Discarded Patriots QB Ryan Mallett Will Thrive With Texans - Adam Kaufman: Kaufman gives his thoughts on Mallett, who he believes will do well in Houston.

ESPN BOSTON:

Film review on Patriots DL Kelcy Quarles - Mike Reiss: Reiss went back through and looked at film of newly acquired defensive lineman Kelcy Quarles.

QB Bethel-Thompson to practice squad - Mike Reiss: Reiss notes a report of the addition of quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to the practice squad, who was one of 12 players in for a tryout on Saturday.

Patriots claim DT Gaston, release LB White - Mike Reiss: Reiss looks at a couple of transactions, including the fact New England claimed Bruce Gaston from the Cardinals while releasing LB Chris White.

Analysis: Digesting the Ryan Mallett trade - Mike Reiss: Reiss gives his thoughts on the Mallett deal, and feels the pick they gave up was commensurate with what the market called for given his previous performances.

WEEI:

Game over: Ryan Mallett trade closes interesting chapter for Patriots - Christopher Price: Price writes on the end of an era after the Mallett trade.

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL:

Browner will stick to schedule as his 4-game suspension begins - Mark Daniels: Daniels has an article on Brandon Browner, who doesn't plan on altering his preparation approach despite his suspension.

SEACOAST ONLINE: 

Matt Light to attend KTP's Septemberfest - Former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light is set to appear at the Kittery trading post on Wednesday.

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