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 get your early morning football fix. Hopefully you’re not working this Labor Day and can kick back and relax. The links begin after the jump…
- Yesterday, the Patriots signed former Kansas City Chief and Pro Bowler guard Brian Waters. A bunch of the players the Patriots cut found new homes. Get the full wrap-up from yesterday HERE.
- Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald talks to former Chiefs coach Herm Edwards about the addition of Brian Waters.
- Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe reviewed some tape of Waters, and you can read HERE what he found (it’s good).
- ESPN Boston takes an in-depth look at the stats behind Brandon Meriweather’s declining performance in New England, which lead to his release.
- There are rumors floating around that Peyton Manning may need a second neck surgery. Is this the beginning of the end for the Colts?