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 yourself primed for a day full of NFL action, including the Patriots hosting the Colts, with an early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- The latest blog question exchange comes courtesy of Adam Hughes of the Colts blog, Naptown’s Finest. You can grab the link to the questions Adam asked me HERE and read my Q&A with Adam HERE.
- You can read the game picks by Ryan Hannable and myself for today’s slate of NFL action HERE.
- The Patriots released former third-round pick WR Taylor Price yesterday and promoted offensive lineman Nick McDonald from the practice squad. Both Dan Connolly and Ryan Wendell have injuries, so adding another offensive lineman was a necessity for depth.
- Tom Curran from Comcast Sports Net analyzes the release of Taylor Price.
- Mike Rodak from ESPN Boston examined the list of receivers drafted by the Pats in the Bill Belichick Era. The first two (Deion Branch and David Givens) are solid but it’s all downhill from there.
- Click HERE for video of Devin McCourty discussing the rehab of his separated shoulder.
Topics: Dan Connolly, Devin McCourty, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, NFL, NFL Game Picks, NFL Game Predictions, Nick McDonald, Patriots Draft Picks, Patriots Injuries, Ryan Wendell, Taylor Price