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 released their leanest injury report of the season yesterday.
- TE Rob Gronkowski had an interesting weekend away from football, one in which he had to issue an apology for yesterday.
- Speaking of Gronk, he presents a matchup problem the Steelers will have to contend with Sunday.
- Tom Brady is looking to silence Steelers fans Sunday, and their terrible towels.
- Dan Koppen wants to return to the Patriots after the season is over. Koppen’s contract expires after the season is over.