Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took part in contact drills for the first time this preseason on Monday. (USA TODAY Images)
A quick rundown of links on this Tuesday Morning:
MEDIA OBSERVATIONS FROM MONDAY:
Patriots Practice Report: Missing Patriots appear for final training camp session – Shalise Manza Young
Observations from Patriots camp: Day 22 – Mike Reiss and Lee Schefter
Patriots Training Camp Observations: Rob Gronkowski Advances To Contact - Doug Kyed
Training camp observations: Rob Gronkowski progresses as the Patriots get healthier – Mark Daniels
Patriots Training Camp Notes: Rob Gronkowski Makes First Appearance in Team Drills – Erik Frenz -¬†Frenz looks at the return of Gronkowski and writes the chemistry between he and quarterback Tom Brady has picked up right where it left off.
What Happened in 1-on-1 Pass-Rush Drills Throughout Patriots Training Camp – Erik Frenz: Frenz has a good entry looking at how the players fared in drills on Monday.
Rob Gronkowski ramps up the intensity – Shalise Manza Young: Manza Young has an article on Gronkowski, who took part in 11-on-11 work on Monday and was in on contact drills for the first time this preseason.
Dominique Easley leads list of Patriots back in action - Michael Vega: Vega files his notebook this morning, which leads off with Easley’s return to practice Monday.
Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski fully engaged – Jeff Howe: Howe files his notebook this morning, which leads off with the fact Gronkowski took part in contact drills for the first time this preseason.
Patriots Beat: Stevan Ridley‚Äôs fate in his hands – Karen Guregian: Guregian focuses on Ridley, who wasn’t happy after losing the football Friday night.
Back in action, Dominique Easley like kid in candy store – Adam Kurkjian: Kurkjian has an article on the return of Easley, who felt like a “lost kid” while he was out.
Cleaning out the Patriots notebook – Mike Reiss: Reiss has additional notes from Monday, with Dominique Easley having some good moments in practice.
Stevan Ridley: ‘Sick feeling’ with fumble – Mike Reiss: Reiss has comments from Ridley, who wasn’t pleased after fumbling the football Friday night despite the fact it was negated by a penalty.
Rob Gronkowski takes ‘step forward’ – Mike Reiss: Reiss has notes on the return of tight end Rob Gronkowski, after he took part in drills during Monday’s session.
Jerod Mayo, Bryan Stork return for Patriots – Mike Reiss and Lee Schefter: Both Stork and Mayo were among players back on the field on Monday, including tight end Michael Hoomanawanui.
Michael Hoomanawanui returns to practice ‘hungry’ to get back to full strength – Ryan Hannable: Hannable has an article on the return of Hoomanwanui,
What we learned: 10 takeaways from Patriots at end of camp – Christopher Price: Price has a good read on his thoughts as camp comes to a close, including the fact he feels Julian Edelman should have another strong season if he remains healthy.
Bill Belichick Transcript 8/18: We coach the players to play within the rules - Here’s the full transcript from yesterday’s press conference.
Checking in on the Rookies: Eagles vs. Patriots – Jimmy Flaherty: Flaherty takes a quick run through how the rookies performed Friday night, with an evaluation on each in this entry.
How Patriots Wide Receiver Brian Tyms Has Become a Steady WR for New England – James Christensen: Christensen has a good read on Tyms, who has had a strong preseason thus far.