Good morning! The First Shot provides you with a healthy helping of links to the top Patriots-related stories around the internet to get your day started. Enjoy your breakfast, your coffee, and start your holiday weekend off right with an early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- Bill Belichick has drafted very well in New England, but which one was his best? Vote in this poll!
- The free agent spotlight continues, this time shining on former Vikings DE Ray Edwards.
- ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss provides three Patriots who are facing ‘make or break’ years this season.
- WR Malcolm Floyd “makes too much sense” for the Patriots? Pete Prisco from CBS Sports thinks so.
- Does Ty Law belong in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton? Erik Scalavino and Andy Hart from Patriots Football Weekly debate the topic.
- Progress continues to be made in the NFL labor negotiations, which is good news for football fans.