The Patriots brought in another receiver, giving them 11 heading into training camp and should challenge Kenbrell Thompkins for a roster spot. (USA TODAY Images)
A relatively quiet morning on this Monday, but here are today’s top stories:
It’s time to retire ‘The Patriot Way’ – Dan Shaughnessy: Shaughnessy stirs the pot with this column, questioning the workout of Nu’Keese Richardson because of his past legal history.
A lot of Tom Brady in Jimmy Garoppolo’s game – Ben Volin: Volin has a good read on Garoppolo, who mechanically resembles Tom Brady.
Pats’ No. 1 pick Dominique Easley thrives on fire and passion – Jeff Howe: Howe has a terrific feature on Easley, who returned to his former high school just after being drafted to share time with the students and encouraged them to stay in school.
NFL notes: Garoppolo a model backup for Patriots – Karen Guregian: Guregian also has a good article on Garoppolo, whose work ethic is one reason why his throwing coach believes Garoppolo will succeed with the Patriots.
Sources: Pats sign ex-Maine WR Johnson – Field Yates: Yates has a note on the signing on Johnson, who potentially brings an element of speed to New England’s offense.
Quick-hit thoughts around NFL & Pats – Mike Reiss; Reiss’ notes from yesterday were a great read, so here’s a link in the event you didn’t see it.
Sunday NFL Notes: Patriots still seeking depth charge at linebacker – Christopher Price: The same can be said from Price’s notes piece, which was also full of some interesting topics.
Source: Pats ink speedy UMaine receiver Derrick Johnson – Karen Guregian: Guregian has her take on the signing of Johnson, who points out the Patriots now have 11 receivers competing for a position.
Patriots Ryan, Beauharnais graduate from Rutgers – Andy Hart: Hart has an article on the fact both Logan Ryan and steve Beauharnais graduated from Rutgers over the weekend.
BANGOR DAILY NEWS:
UMaine’s Johnson agrees to deal with Patriots – Here’s a local look from Maine following the signing of University of Maine receiver Derrick Johnson yesterday.
Early Projections for New England Patriots’ Final 53-Man Roster – James Christensen: Christensen has his latest roster projection, with some interesting thoughts in this article.