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