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…
- There’s no such thing as a day off at One Patriot Place. The players may have not had practice yesterday, but the front office was busy agreeing to terms with former New York Jets DL Shaun Ellis and former Redskins DE Andre Carter, in addition to meeting with former 49ers FS Dashon Goldson. These moves are paired with the Patriots plan to release S Brandon McGowan, who only recently re-signed with the team.
- Some Jets players reacted to losing Ellis, and it sounds like they’ll miss the big lug.
- The Boston Herald has a roster re-load with the Ellis addition, though it’s lacking Andre Carter.