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The Hoop Collective: Beal's Extension, Zion's Potential, Carsen Edwards

On the day of an "NBA-shaking" move, Brian Windhorst, Jackie MacMullan and Tim MacMahon discuss the Bradley Beal extension and how it affects the rest of the league. Plus, the crew breaks down Buddy Hield's pointed comments, the potential of Carsen Edwards (18:34), if Zion Williamson's preseason success will translate to the regular season (27:34), if Kyrie Irving is already dictating orders in Brooklyn (39:29), the underrated draft day trade that could alter the league for years to come and much more.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Rex Burkhead (foot), S Patrick Chung (heel/chest), WR Phillip Dorsett (hamstring), WR Julian Edelman (chest/ribs) were all limited at Patriots practice Thursday, while WR Josh Gordon (knee) and TE Matt LaCosse (knee) did not participate.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

When DT Lawrence Guy attempts to ask a question to TE Benjamin Watson in the media scrum.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

While rookie WR N'Keal Harry (pictured on an out-breaking route) was on the practice field today, WR Josh Gordon (knee) was not. This casts doubt on Gordon's availability Monday night against the Jets.

Twellman: Josef Martinez has a chip on his shoulder (1:41)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Contract note: TE Benjamin Watson re-signed to a one-year deal with a base salary of $1.236 million, of which $800k is guaranteed. There is also a chance for Watson to earn $200k in playing-time incentives. The $800k guarantee provides Watson some assurance he is in team's plans.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had TE/FB Orson Charles, FB Ricky Ortiz and RB/FB George Aston in for free-agent workouts. The team, which has an open spot on the practice squad, is always updating emergency lists.

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Celts' Edwards wows with 8 3s in one quarter

Carsen Edwards' third quarter Tuesday night included eight 3-pointers, four 30-footers and 26 points. "I've never seen anything like that," coach Brad Stevens said after Boston's 118-95 win in Cleveland.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had kickers Nick Folk, Greg Joseph, Austin MacGinnis, Austin Rehkow and Giorgio Tavecchio in for workouts early this week. Rehkow also has experience as a punter. The workouts reflect how the Patriots continue to keep their emergency lists updated. Also, QB Cody Kessler was cut to make room for TE Eric Tomlinson.