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…
- With the Texans, Ravens, and Steelers losing this past weekend, the Patriots can control their destiny to the AFC’s #1 seed.
- The Patriots released DE Eric Moore yesterday, which is somewhat confusing seeing as though DE Andre Carter was placed on IR.
- With Andre Carter on IR, it’s now up to Mark Anderson to try and help fill the void at defensive end.
- In a bit of good news on the injury front, Brandon Spikes, Patrick Chung, and Deion Branch were at the walkthrough practice yesterday.
- Bill Belichick will not be on Twitter, “MyFace,” or “Yearbook.”