First and 10: Patriots start turning toward regular season

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(Adam Richins/Boston Sports Journal)

Welcome to first and 10, a roundup of all the (mostly) Patriots-related news you need to start your Tuesday. Grab your coffee and let’s get to it.

As we've mentioned before, there's a distinct feeling of change around Gillette this week. It's starting to take on a regular-season vibe, and we're not just talking about the cooler temperatures.