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…
- Patriots owner Robert Kraft hosted a Labor Day weekend BBQ for his players.
- Randy Moss reportedly wants back in New England. Would you welcome him back?
- The Patriots have officially announced their practice squad, which you can check out HERE.
- Check out this video of comments from Vince Wilfork and new Patriot Brian Waters.
- Brian Waters is preparing to be the starter at right guard in the Monday night opener against the Dolphins.
- Leigh Bodden returned to practice, but Sebastian Vollmer and others were absent. Get the full attendance report HERE.
- OT Steve Maneri, who was released to make room for Brian Waters on the team’s roster, was claimed by the Kansas City Chiefs (Waters’ old team) off waivers.
- Brian Waters will be wearing Tedy Bruschi’s number 54 on the team, and Tedy is fine with it.
- Kudos to ex-Patriot Brandon Meriweather, who when given the opportunity to slam his old team, took the high road and proclaimed his “respect” for the team and Bill Belichick.