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…
- The Patriots’ first injury report of the season has been released, and it’s quite lengthy.
- The Patriots announced their team captains yesterday, and while most are no surprise, there was one selection that was unexpected.
- NFL Network’s Albert Breer is picking the Patriots to defeat the Dolphins Monday night, 26-20. Check out the rest of his picks HERE.
- Albert Haynesworth believes that he’s a sleeping giant, and it’s time for him to wake up.
- ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss takes a deeper look at the Patriots’ secondary.
- Patriots tight ends Rob and Dan Gronkowski’s father felt that it was the “greatest day” of his life when Dan joined his brother Rob on the Patriots.
- The Patriots’ defense has a chip on its shoulder, according to Jerod Mayo.