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