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 Bears released former All-Pro safety Chris Harris yesterday. Is he a viable option for the Patriots?
- Rookie CB Ras-I Dowling joined Dane Fletcher as the only Patriots who did not participate in practice yesterday.
- NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora feels that the Patriots-Steelers game this weekend is a must-see.
- Check out Tedy Bruschi’s breakdown of the Patriots-Steelers game.
- Shaun Ellis noted that the emphasis for taking down Big Ben Roethlisberger is sound tackling, not trying to go for a “kill shot.”