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Thursday, August 1, 2013
Weekly Patriots chat recap

By Mike Reiss

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat in the late morning/early afternoon. Today's chat kicked off at 12:10 p.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics:

1. Picking some "unknown" players who might make the final roster.

2. Kenbrell Thompkins and his 40-yard dash time.

3. Looking ahead to the possibility of contract extensions with players on the roster.

4. Highlighting the defense and why there hasn't been more talk about potential improvements.

5. Sharing some thoughts on the reserve DEs.

6. Focusing on the tight ends and what we've seen in camp.