Daily News and Links for 8/26/14
Andy Hart projects the Patriots season-opening roster. Bolden out, Finch in.
Patriots Today - Steve Beauharnais: "The opportunity of a lifetime" (1.35 min. video)
Patriots Today - Sebastian Vollmer returns; other practice notes. (1.34 min. video)
Mike Reiss notes the Patriots will start Jimmy Garoppolo in Thursday's preseason finale.
Zuri Berry talks about how the players work to stay focused despite a week full of cuts and another preseason game.
Lee Schechter tells us Sealver Siliga returned to practice Monday and was not sporting a cast/brace on his left wrist.
Christopher Price thumbnails the five most important Patriots not named Tom Brady.
Ryan Hannable highlights Vince Wilfork on WEEI: "This is as strong as I have ever been in my career."
Oliver Thomas notes that a four-game suspension isn't stopping WR Brian Tyms from making his case for a roster spot.
Mike Giardi jumps in with his roster projection: Jimmy G in, Mallett out.
Mike Reiss projects the Patriots practice squad.
Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Jimmy Garoppolo will be the starting QB Thursday against the Giants in what could be his chance to claim the top backup job away from Ryan Mallett; Garoppolo is excited to get quality reps against an opponent's top defense; Pats need to cut 8 more players by 4 PM today; Devin McCourty was honored last night at the 'Patriots Premiere'.
Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Giants starters will play Thursday night, Odell Beckham won’t.
Pete Prisco (CBS Sports) Ten breakout players: Collins, Patterson, Ellington poised for big years.
Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) One way or the other, Ryan Mallett could be done in New England.
Nick Mensio (Yahoo! Sports) Ridley on roster bubble?
Staff Report (CBS Sports) 2014 NFL season preview: Who'll be the best, worst? /Pats get a token amount of love.
Staff Report (NFL.com) Season previews: Team-by-team breakdown.
Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFLPA increases pensions for 1,722 former players.
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