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, put off your work (just keep an eye out for the boss), and get your early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- Patriots rookie OL Marcus Cannon from TCU is wrapping up his chemotherapy this week and is targeting August as his return time frame.
- Reaction continues to Tom Brady being selected by the NFL players as the best in the league in 2011, with NFL.com analysts chiming in with their view.
- Tom E. Curran from Comcast Sports Net discusses why the Patriots are in good shape after the lockout is over.
- Should former Cardinal Pat Tillman, who gave his life for his country, be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame? NFL.com analysts debate the topic.