The Patriots will kick off their game-week schedule today, including press conferences with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, practice access and open locker room later this afternoon. With Wednesday always being the unofficial start to the NFL football week, the first one is here and it's glorious.
The Pats appear to be in good shape as far an injuries go, with N'Keal Harry's move to IR the only significant issue that has now been put on ice until mid-season. The rest of the team has had perfect attendance through the first two practices of the season and that's a good place to start.
Here are the best reads from the past day to get you all caught up on everything Patriots.
Mike Reiss of ESPN takes a deeper look at the tight end situation and how the offense will have to adapt to the new personnel this year.
Chad Finn of the Boston Globe writes about the three upcoming Patriots documentaries, two of which premiere tonight -- "Do Your Job 3" at 8pm EST and "America's Game: 2018 Patriots. In December we'll get "Belichick and Saban: The Art of Coaching." Exciting times for Patriots behind-the-scenes fans.
Nora Princiotti of the Boston Globe focuses on Troy Brown and the help he's provided the new-look receiver corps. Here's hoping he continues to have a presence around the team.
Jim McBride of the Boston Globe dives into the deep and talented defense that has the potential to be one of the most versatile fronts Bill Belichick has ever put on the field.
Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald has more from Tom Brady on how valuable Brian Hoyer was to him both on the field and off of it.
Former Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham of The Athletic sees the rise of another special group of linebackers.
NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry ponders how the passing offense will come together. It will be a work-in-progress in the early part of the season.
Nick Goss of NBC Sports Boston has the Patriots keeping their emergency lists updated by working out 7 free agents.
Mark Schofield of PatsPulpit has a review of former Patriot Ryan O'Callaghan's new book "My Life on the Line".