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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Weekly Patriots chat recap

By Mike Reiss

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

1. Top storylines in Thursday's preseason finale.

2. Cornerback Ras-I Dowling -- another swing and a miss for the Patriots. 

3. Rolling Stone article on Aaron Hernandez.

4. Kenbrell Thompkins and Zach Sudfeld -- two rookies set to be part of the Patriots' plans.

5. Tim Tebow and his chances to earn a roster spot.