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 celebrate the birth of the United States with an early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- Last night on the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2011″ series, the top 10 players were announced. Patriots QB Tom Brady was voted the best player in the NFL.
- ESPN Boston has more coverage of Brady’s selection as #1 HERE and HERE.
- The Boston Herald continues its look at free agent targets for the Pats, this time focusing on the running back position.
- It appears that there are rumors of some teams contacting players, including mailing playbooks, a violation of the lockout guidelines.
Last night’s “Top 100″ show and today’s holiday have preempted the “Free Agent Spotlight” series that began a few days ago here at Musket Fire, but I’ll be back at it on Tuesday. Stay tuned later today for an update on rookie Marcus Cannon and his recovery from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.