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…
- Are the Patriots’ defensive woes much ado about nothing?
- Ryan Hannable and I were correct in predicting the Colts the beat the Texans last night.
- Brandon Spikes and Sebastian Vollmer did not participate in practice yesterday, while Patrick Chung participated (limited) in his third-straight practice.
- ESPN AFC East blogger James Walker predicts the Patriots will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, and provides four reasons why.
- New Patriot Vincent Fuller is hoping to take advantage his opportunity to contribute on the team.
- The Patriots currently have $6.87 million is salary cap room according to this source.