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 finish off your weekend right with an early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- With so much to do once the lockout ends, where do the Patriots start? I put together a list of their top 5 personnel priorities.
- There’s a growing sense of awareness, or rather fear, of the effects of the lockout on the physical fitness of the players soon to be entering training camp.
- Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston discusses the effects of the “one time only” franchise tag clause that could be part of the new CBA on the Logan Mankins situation in New England.
- What did we learn from this NFL lockout ordeal? Don Banks from Sports Illustrated examines.