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…
- Logan Mankins reportedly has an MCL sprain and hopes to make it back in time for the playoffs.
- Drew Brees broke Dan Marino’s single-season passing record Monday night. Tom Brady is next in line to do so.
- Eight Patriots have been selected to the Pro Bowl.
- NFL.com’s Elliot Harrison believes that Aaron Hernandez was snubbed in the Pro Bowl voting for Antonio Gates, as do others, including Clark Judge from CBS Sports.
- The Patriots signed FB Lousaka Polite. Fans may remember him from his time in Miami.
- Matt Light checked in with reporters yesterday, and he seems to be OK.