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 cap off the weekend right with an early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- A Madden fan? Check out this breakdown of the Patriots’ team and individual player ratings.
- Recent free agent pickup Mark Anderson is happy to be with the Patriots, or any NFL team for that matter. Here is a breakdown of Anderson’s career up to this point from an analyst who has followed him during his time with the Chicago Bears.
- The Patriots emphasized red zone work again in another padded practice Saturday. ESPN Boston’s Mike Rodak passes along his training camp notes, as does the Boston Herald’s Ian Rapoport.
- Albert Haynesworth missed another practice on Saturday, but Tom Curran of Comcast Sports Net quells concerns about Haynesworth, saying that the Patriots are trying to manage his health.