Patriots Huddle: Wednesday's News, Notes and Links for 7/16

Steve Balestrieri
July 16, 2014 at 10:19am ET

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With training camp only a little more than a week away, questions about Rob Gronkowski's availability remain. (USA TODAY Images)

Some Patriots related news and links around the web on Wednesday, July 16, 2014:

Uncertainty Behind Starters at Linebacker In Patriots 2014 Training Camp Battle:

Erik Frenz penned a nice piece this morning about the depth or lack of at the linebacker position behind starters Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins

ESPN Boston:

An Early Read on the Pats Roster:

Mike Reiss is back and uses his mailbag questions to take an early look at the Patriots roster and some of the camp battles that will ensue.


Countdown To Camp, Running Back:

Chris Price looks at the running back position for the Pats and gives his thoughts on three questions that must be answered as well as who makes the final 53 man roster

Providence Journal:

Health of Rehabbing Players Will Be Key Storyline As Patriots Open Training Camp:

Mark Daniels of the ProJo takes an in-depth look at the health of many of the key players including 1st round draft pick Dominique Easley and how these issues will affect the team at training camp next week.

Patriots Training camp preview, Tight End a Question Mark after Rob Gronkowski:

With Nick Underhill now in New Orleans covering the Saints, Nick O’Malley doesn’t miss a beat with a piece about the tight end position entering training camp.

Bubble Watch, Running Back Brandon Bolden:

O’Malley takes a look at the running back position, specifically Brandon Bolden and points out that James White may ease him off the roster.

Forbes Magazine:

New England Patriots Tickets up 31.1% Since Last Season:

Jesse Lawrence takes a look at ticket prices and Pats ticket prices have skyrocketed this year to the fifth most expensive in the NFL

The Enterprise:

First and Ten: AFC East Still Looks Like the Patriots’ World:

Glen Farley takes a look around the division and makes a definitive case on why you can book another division title for the Pats and Bill Belichick

2014 Patriots Salary Cap Breakdown- Dead Money:

PatsFans’ Miguel Benzan takes a look at the cap and the issue of dead money facing the Pats cap and Aaron Hernandez leads the way at $7.5 million

2014 Patriots Eligible For the Practice Squad:

Benzan looks at the Pats roster and posts a list on whom is eligible for the Practice Squad this season which may play into cuts later in camp.

A Historical Look at the uniform numbers for the new Patriots, #39 Brandon Browner:

John Morgan continues his fascinating look at the players who have worn #39 for the Patriots including Danny Woodhead, Laurence Maroney and Sam Cunningham.