Training camp

Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers
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Andy Hart
August 22, 2019 - 7:37 am
In theory, Thursday night’s preseason battle between the Patriots and Panthers at Gillette Stadium is the so-called “dress rehearsal” for the regular season. But with the growth in importance and popularity of joint practices in recent years, the way preseason game action is valued and treated has...
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Andy Hart
August 21, 2019 - 10:18 am
Ten days remain before the Aug. 31 deadline for NFL teams to cut down to 53-man rosters. In one career-changing gang tackle, each squad will go from 90 guys down to 53. Sure, another 10 will land on practice squads and a few will hang around on various lists, like injured reserve. But, there are...
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Andy Hart
August 20, 2019 - 7:14 am
On the popular ’80s TV show, Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith would celebrate with a cigar when a plan came together for “The A-Team.” If coach Bill Belichick is similarly inclined, he might want to light one up himself considering the way things are coming together for his Patriots team, particularly...
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Isaiah Wynn
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Andy Hart
August 18, 2019 - 11:42 am
Isaiah Wynn’s impressive resume includes a stellar career in the SEC as both a guard and tackle for Georgia, work that helped make him a first-round pick by the Patriots a year ago. It’s a resume that makes it understandable that the second-year player would be penciled in as the top option to...
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Chase Winovich
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Andy Hart
August 17, 2019 - 11:18 pm
Fans and media have no problem throwing around the “high-motor” label when talking about defensive football players, especially young prospects. But when coaches and teammates start describing a player that way, that’s a bit of a different beast. After Patriots third-round rookie Chase Winovich put...
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Damien Harris
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Andy Hart
August 17, 2019 - 10:09 pm
After a week of tough, hot, physical joint practices in Tennessee with the Titans, Tom Brady and many of the top-tier Patriots on both sides of the ball once again sat things out for the second week of preseason action on Saturday night. While New England’s backups were able to dominate a week...
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Tom Brady
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Andy Hart
August 17, 2019 - 6:28 pm
Tom Brady did not play in the Patriots preseason opener last week against the Lions and according to multiple reports the New England starter will also sit out Saturday night’s second preseason game in Tennessee. I’m told that Tom Brady is not expected to play tonight. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss)...
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Andy Hart
August 16, 2019 - 6:13 am
Friday morning in Nashville the Patriots will put the cap on three days of joint practice action with the Titans with a walkthrough. It’s already been a very productive week in Tennessee for Bill Belichick’s team, notching two impressive workouts in extreme heat against a Titans squad that had its...
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Andy Hart
August 14, 2019 - 5:07 pm
It’s debatable whether any football player truly enjoys training camp practices in the extreme heat of August. But Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower certainly seemed to be right at home in his native Tennessee for Wednesday’s joint practice action with the Titans. Make no mistake, it was hot for...
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Andy Hart
August 14, 2019 - 6:38 am
The Patriots are in Tennessee this week for a few days of joint practice action with the Titans leading up to the teams’ preseason battle in Nashville on Saturday night. Similar to last week’s work with the Lions in Detroit, the opposing sideline will include plenty of familiar faces in Tennessee...
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