FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots hold their third training camp practice Saturday:
9:15-11:45 a.m. ET: Practice
11:45 a.m. ET: Player interviews on the field
Weather check: Temperatures are expected to be in the 80s and sunny for practice.
Dress code: Players are expected to be in full pads for the first time in camp. That will turn much of our attention to the line of scrimmage and offensive and defensive line play, as well as the all-important blitz pickup with pass-catching running backs.
Players on physically unable to perform list: DT Dominique Easley, DT Chris Jones, LB Dane Fletcher, LB Chris White, WR Brandon LaFell, WR Matthew Slater, DT Vince Taylor, G Ryan Wendell
Players on non-football injury list: RB LeGarrette Blount, DT Alan Branch, G Caylin Hauptmann, QB Matt Flynn
Day 2 recap: Cornerback Malcolm Butler’s pass breakup was one of the plays of the day and highlighted an overall solid day for the secondary. … Bill Belichick said third-year receiver Aaron Dobson had a “great offseason” and has “put himself in good position.” … Players wore jersey numbers for the first time. … The offseason award winners were announced, a group including second-year center Bryan Stork. … Kicker Stephen Gostkowski discussed his contract extension for the first time publicly. … The Patriots updated their Wellsreportcontext.com site to include a series of February emails with NFL general counsel Jeff Pash that reflected their frustration with the league office. … The NFLPA and NFL filed a joint request for an expedited ruling on Brady’s suspension, hoping to have a decision by Sept. 4. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman has set aside two dates in August for the sides to be in court.
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