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Patriots.com News Blitz - 8/30/2006

In today's Patriots.com News Blitz, Jarvis Green is recognized for his philanthropy at the Patriots annual Kickoff Gala. Owner Robert Kraft spoke briefly about Deion Branch at the Gala as well.

*The Boston Globe's* Bob Duffy notes Jarvis Green's acceptance of the Ron Burton Award for community service at last night's Kickoff Gala, held anually at Gillette Stadium. The honor overwhelmed him: "It's something special. I was very surprised," said Green. Green, whose family fell victim to Hurricane Katrina last year, worked with teammates to deliver clothing to evacuees. He launched a foundation to recognize the efforts of natives who assisted in Louisiana, and to raise funds for those still struggling. Run by family members still in the area, Green's foundation also held free breakfasts at local churches.

The Herald's John Tomase offers a similar story, as does The Providence Journal's *Robert Lee and *Hartford Courant writer Alan Greenberg. "We're still taking the elderly to the hospital for their medicine," he said. "We're still finding kids school clothes. It's a process and it takes time. You can't rush it. New Orleans itself is still in pretty bad shape."

Mike Reiss of The Boston Globe also reports that Patriots owner Robert Kraft spoke about Deion Branch last night at the Kickoff Gala. Kraft said he favors an optimistic viewpoint, and because of that, he's hoping that wide receiver Deion Branch will rejoin his team. "We'll know the answer to that within three days," Kraft said last night prior to the team's annual Gala at Gillette Stadium.

Boston Herald writer John Tomase has a similar story.

The* Boston Herald's* John Tomase offers a story on the potential for the Pats two main running backs, Corey Dillon and Laurence Maroney to split carries this season. Backup Heath Evans speaks on the issue. In a related article, the *Herald *staff takes a look at a few rushing duos from last year and how they did.

*The Herald* also has a story about long-time friends, coaches Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells, who are reportedly taking similar approaches to the preseason.

The Providence Journal's Shalise Manza Young reports that it was Dillon's helmet that injured his eye in Saturdays game against the Redskins.

The Providence Journal's Patriots Notebook includes pieces on Hank Poteat's release, Matt Cassel, Corey Dillon and Junior Seau.

Rich Garven of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette features rookie running back Patrick Cobbs, who's currently leading the team with 243 all-purpose yards. The Republican's Chris Kennedy also features Cobbs.

Garven also reports that Hank Poteat was one of six cuts made yesterday.

Don't forget to check out Globe writer Mike Reiss' blog, Reiss' Pieces -- Today he predicts the final 53-man roster.

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