Patriots Camp Report from Cody Lachance
Mike D. note - Thanks to Cody Lachance (@HailtotheHoodie) for this report from training camp.
Saturday and Sunday marked the first time that the Patriots got to put their pads on and make some noise. I was fortunate enough to attend Saturday and Sunday’s practice sessions and I had many takeaways from the practice sessions. Today’s edition will focus on the defensive side of the ball.
Tuesday Patriots Practice Tweets of Note
The pads are back on after the team was off from practice yesterday and it sounds like the intensity is starting to pick up. Edelman is having a strong camp, clearly picking up where he left off last year. Nice to see Brandon LaFell make a nice play today after getting off to a slow start last week.
Friday Tweets of Note from Patriots Training Camp
Looks like we have our first injury of the preseason as Greg Orton went down and was carted off. As I flipped on Sportscenter this morning (a somewhat rare occurance) I immediately noticed a player down and being tended to by the training staff. It was a tense few moments until someone said it was Orton. Nothing against him, just grateful it wasn’t someone at the higher end of the depth chart. Hope he’s okay.
Here are some tweets that stood out to me today…
Been saying that Connolly has an advantage over Wendell in that he’s versatile. Wendell’s only a center and it could cost him a job.
Swanson’s going to be one to keep an eye on this preseason
Tweets of Note from Thursday’s Patriots Training Camp Opener
And we’re off! It’s an exciting time of year as the Pats are back at it in Foxboro and all is right with the world.
PatsPropaganda Training Camp Previews
Patriots Training Camp Preview: Safety
The New England Patriots finally found an answer at safety in 2013 in Devin McCourty, after years of instability and inconsistency at the position. McCourty became just the third player to be named an All Pro at two different positions.
But with the release of Steve Gregory, McCourty will have a new starter next to him in 2014, with second-year player Duron Harmon the favorite to land the role.
But how do the rest of the safeties match up should injuries strike? Here’s our final training camp positional preview with the safeties.
Patriots Training Camp Preview: Cornerback
No other position got the makeover that cornerback did for the New England Patriots this offseason. Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner headlines the 2014 free agent class and instantly give the Pats their best secondary since the dynasty years.
But how will the trickle down effect play out for talented young corners like Logan Ryan and Alfonzo Dennard? And where does Kyle Arrington fit in?
Our training camp preview series continues with a look at a reloaded cornerback group.
Current #Patriots depth chart… PUP/NFI in red. Rookies in highlighted yellow. Italics on those with current known injury issues.
Patriots Training Camp Preview: Linebacker
The Patriots lost two linebackers this offseason - Brandon Spikes and Dane Fletcher, and though they didn’t make a splashy addition to replace them this offseason, they still have a promising starting trio remaining. The headline is that defensive signal caller Jerod Mayo returns from a pectoral tear that ended his 2013 season early.
But the depth behind Mayo, Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins is still largely an unknown. With a collection of rookie and veteran free agents, the Pats could find themselves with some new faces at the linebacker position making an impact.
Here’s our preview of the linebackers.