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…
- If you missed all of the Patriots’ transactions to get their roster from 90 to 80 players, check out the complete list HERE.
- Check out my third attempt at projecting the Patriots’ 53-man roster.
- LB Jerod Mayo received the 2011 Ron Burton Community Service Award, which was handed out last night at the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Annual Kickoff Gala.
- Brandon Spikes, Mike Wright, and Dane Fletcher were among the big names that returned to practice yesterday, while Wes Welker and Dan Connolly were the new names added to the “out” list for practice.
- Ian Rapoport from the Boston Herald focuses on what everybody wants to know about the the latest Patriots signing, WR Tiquan Underwood: that high top fade! Check it out!
- Patriots owner Robert Kraft thinks that Albert Haynesworth is a “likable fellow.”
- Chad Ochocinco has some crazy stuff in his home (surprised?), including an aquarium over the head board of his bed and in his living room containing his three flat screens. Check it out!