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"Mac Jones ran a 2-minute drill to close practice, starting with just under a minute left and the defense running at three-quarters speed." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Mac Jones was 11 of 14 (one drop) in team drills, including 4 of 7 with the dropped pass in 11-on-11s against the starting defense. Jones has three interceptions in training camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Jones’ targets: Gunner Olszewski (2 of 2), Jakobi Meyers (1 of 1), Kendrick Bourne (3 of 3), Damien Harris (1 of 1), Kristian Wilkerson (1 of 3, drop), N’Keal Harry (0 of 1), Sony Michel (2 of 2), Marvin Hall (1 of 1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Jones had another good day, completing 79% of his throws (11-of-14) in team drills. The most impressive stretch for the rookie was the final 2-minute drill. He went 4-for4, ending the drive with a nice touchdown pass to Marvin Hall, who made a really nice grab on a back-shoulder throw. Jones made smart, decisive throws in the drive." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"Mac Jones: 9 of 11, drop, 3.14 seconds." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"Mac Jones was 17 of 23 (one drop) with an interception in team drills, and he had his third strong practice in a row. Jones was 5 of 6 in 11-on-11s against the starting defense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Jones’ targets: Damien Harris (1 of 1), Jakobi Meyers (3 of 3), Jonnu Smith (2 of 2), Wilkerson (4 of 8), Gunner Olszewski (1 of 2, drop), N’Keal Harry (1 of 1), Marvin Hall (0 of 1, interception), Kendrick Bourne (2 of 2), Jakob Johnson (1 of 1), Rhamondre Stevenson (1 of 1), Tyler Gaffney (1 of 1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Mac Jones: 12 of 17, drop, 2.47 seconds." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Top Plays: Jones with a 20-yard out to TE David Wells over Kyle Van Noy, who shed his red jersey." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Top Plays: Jones had a perfect deep ball left to Wilkerson but it appeared Michael Jackson deflected it away at last second. Possible drop." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Mac Jones had a snap where he held the ball for 6.31 seconds. That's not going to be good for anybody. If I had a criticism of him so far, it's that he needs to cut his losses earlier and know where his outlets are quicker. But we don't know how he's being coached." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Jones was on fire to start Sunday’s session, completing his first 12 passes in a row in 11-on-11s. The rookie, however, faltered toward the end, completing four of his last nine passes. He finished 17-of-23, completing 74% of his throws in team drills. Jones was also intercepted in 7-on-7’s." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Mac Jones: 17/23" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Sunday brought the most accurate passing day of training camp, with Newton delivering a catchable pass on 81.25% of his throws and Jones close behind at 78.26%." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"For the third straight practice, Jones saw noticeably more reps in competitive team periods compared to Newton. At one points, he took 12 straight snaps, working with a mix of first and second-stringers." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Jones also maneuvered muddy pockets like a veteran." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Jones and Martin botched a snap during half-line run drills and had to take a lap." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Two days in a row, Jones has clearly been the better QB at operating this offense. The competition only started yesterday, and then continued today. Jones was 14 of 17 on Wednesday on non-drops. Today he was 9 of 11. That's 23 of 28 (82 percent) on passes not dropped. Those are real, competitive reps. Not all reps are competitive even against a defense." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Mac Jones: 9 of 13, 2 drops (9 of 11 without drops), 2.75 seconds." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Top Plays: Mac Jones' 30-yard teardrop pass over the right shoulder of James White in 2.96 seconds. Just perfect catch and throw." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Top Plays: Jones, after altering the play, throwing a 12-yard dart to Harry in 1.84 seconds. Boom, it's out." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Jones lofted a nice high fade to James White, who went full extension to haul it in before going for a little slide on the soggy turf." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"In addition to Uche, Jones, and center Marcus Martin (botched snap), Jonnu Smith, Trent Brown, Anfernee Jennings, R.J. Prince, and Rashod Berry ran penalty laps." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"Firing off the line to Jones’ right, James White sprinted down the numbers before fading toward the sideline. Having beaten second-year cornerback Myles Bryant by nearly two steps, White looked over his left shoulder to spot an incoming spiral from Jones. He shot both arms out and maintained maximum concentration on the ball until he’d safely cradled it, then slid forward to finish his catch." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Jones started 4-of-4 and delivered a catchable ball on 10 of his first 11 dropbacks. He thrived against the starting defense and scout-team group alike. He hit receivers at the short, intermediate and deep levels. After his worst practice of training camp Tuesday, Jones has made quick, sweeping strides." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Mac Jones: 11/16 (78/128, 2 INTs, 6 drops)" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Once Jones’ perfect start was broken by an incompletion to White and curl throw wiped out by penalty, the rookie found Hunter Henry on a deep crosser with one of his best throws of the day. He applied perfect touch, dropping it right over a trailing Kyle Dugger." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Jones targeted second-year wideout Kristian Wilkerson three times, as Wilkerson continues to get more run with the starting group. No receiver had a better day than Harry." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Jones finished 10-of-14 in full-team drills but his play was better than the numbers indicated — receivers Kendrick Bourne and Kristian Wilkerson each dropped a pass. Jones also finished 2-of-3 in 7-on-7s, finishing the day 12-of-17 (71%). Jones also had three periods in a row during which he was the only quarterback on the field. It was the second day in a row that he received an extended look at practice." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Jones is 96-of-151, completing 64% of his passes in camp. He has two interceptions." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Jones finished 10-of-14 in full-team drills but his play was better than the numbers indicated — receivers Kendrick Bourne and Kristian Wilkerson each dropped a pass. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Mac Jones was 12 of 17 (two drops) and was sharp for the second consecutive day. He was also much better than the Patriots’ first padded practice Tuesday." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Jones’ targets: Damien Harris (1 of 1), Kristian Wilkerson (2 of 4, drop), James White (1 of 2), Meyers (1 of 1), Hunter Henry (3 of 3), Isaiah Zuber (1 of 1), Harry (2 of 2), LaCosse (1 of 1), Bourne (0 of 1, drop). Jones also had a pass batted at the line of scrimmage." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Jones is 7 of 7 when targeting Harry over the past two days, so that pair is heating up." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Coming off his worst practice as a pro, Jones rebounded with an excellent performance, throwing an accurate pass on 87% of his dropbacks in competitive periods." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Jones found Gunner Olszewski on a post that split backup defensive backs Myles Bryant and Cody Davis deep in 11-on-11s. Jones’ pass covered roughly 50 yards in the air, settling in Olszewski’s arms steps in front of the goal line. It was the longest completion of the day and one of the prettiest of camp." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Were it not for Jonnu Smith tipping a middle-of-the-field pass to Devin McCourty for an interception, the rookie’s day would’ve been nearly spotless. He completed 12 of his first 14 throws, including a 5-for-5 stretch against the starting defense. Jones hit rocky waters over the next three reps — including his pick to McCourty — before closing with six straight on-point passes around a sack. Overall, Jones completed a variety of throws, from check-downs to curls, posts and digs, and looked unfazed by his down day Tuesday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"The rookie looked equally comfortable against the starting defense and scout-team. He was decisive, spread the ball around and flashed a quick release, just as he has all camp." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Jones can’t seem to get ahold of Meyers in team drills, again surrendering multiple catches to the young wideout." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Mac Jones was dealing a day after his worst practice of camp, and he was 17 of 23 (three drops) with an interception that resulted from a drop. He now has two interceptions in camp, and they’ve happened on back-to-back days. Another one of Jones’ incompletions occurred after Henry was tripped, so he was consistently accurate throughout the morning." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Jones’ targets: N’Keal Harry (5 of 5), James White (3 of 3), Jonnu Smith (1 of 2, drop/interception), Henry (0 of 1), Kendrick Bourne (2 of 3), Jakobi Meyers (1 of 1), Tre Nixon (2 of 3, drop), Gunner Olszewski (1 of 2), Kristian Wilkerson (2 of 2), Rhamondre Stevenson (0 of 1, drop)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Jones is now 0 of 2 when targeting Henry. Newton is 9 of 19 with two interceptions when targeting Henry, who also has a drop." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Oddly enough, Jones and James White connected for the first three times in camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Jones threw 23 of the 45 total passes in competitive reps during the session, including 16 straight to end the day. He completed 17 of those attempts, most of which came in 11-on-11 drills." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"After his 1-of-6 in competitive drills yesterday, it’s feels fair to say Wednesday was a ‘bounce back’ for Jones." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"Jones definitely got better on the seventh day of camp, shaking off a shaky Tuesday outing and bouncing back with a solid performance." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/04/21

"Jones, who plays with confidence, was 17 of 23 with a pair of drops." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/04/21

"Jones wasn't without his strong moments, however. He hooked up with Meyers for a nice pickup off an in-cut where he hit his target in stride. Later he went deep to Gunner Olszewski for a big gain when he found the wideout open near the sideline coming across the field." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/04/21

"After finishing just 1-of-6, with an interception, in full-team drills on Tuesday, Jones rebounded with a better effort. He looked good in 7-on-7s, finishing 4-of-5. The rookie made smart and decisive throws in that period. In 11-on-11s, Jones received an extended look, which saw him throw 14 passes in a row. Jones finished 10-of-14 with an interception in that stretch but he was better than his numbers indicated." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/04/21

"He finished 13-of-18 (72%) with the pick in 11-on-11 drills. The rookie was 17-of-23 (74%) overall." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/04/21

"Jones also had the best throw of the day on a 45-yard deep pass to receiver Gunner Olszewski, who made a nice catch with Bryant and Cody Davis in coverage. Jones has had many nicely thrown deep passes like that in camp this summer." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/04/21

"Jones looked his most comfortable to this point and was basically dialed in for the start, completing 87.5 percent of his non-dropped passes." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"Mac Jones: 14 of 19, 2 INTs (both on drops; three drops total). 2.82 snap to throw." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"The QB competition really started today, and if this Jones keeps showing up, this is indeed going to be a difficult decision." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"Mac Jones was 9 of 14 with his first interception of camp — on his 99th throw of team drills. However, those numbers were skewed because the rookie was 1 of 6 in 11-on-11s." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Jones’ targets: Devin Ross (2 of 2), Rhamondre Stevenson (1 of 1), Jakobi Meyers (1 of 1), Kendrick Bourne (0 of 1, interception), Agholor (0 of 2), Wilkerson (0 of 1), David Wells (1 of 2), Tre Nixon (2 of 2), Tyler Gaffney (1 of 1), Isaiah Zuber (1 of 1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"So far in camp, Newton is 5 of 10 when targeting Agholor, while Jones is 7 of 14 (one drop). Many of those throws have been down the field, so there’s a higher degree of difficulty." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Following what was arguably his best day of camp so far on Monday, Mac Jones took a step back on Tuesday. The rookie was just 1-of-6 throwing the ball during the most competitive periods, with one pass being picked off and another the probably should have been." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"His two lowlights of the day were a couple of “Dear God, what are you doing?” throws directly to linebackers during team segments. The first was picked off by Ja’Whaun Bentley, who barely had to move in zone coverage to swipe a pass intended for Kendrick Bourne on an in-breaking route." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"Later in 11-on-11s, he hit linebacker Anfernee Jennings nearly square in the chest looking for a slant route, but Jennings dropped the pick." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"He also threw an interception to Myles Bryant during 3-on-3 drills after throwing too late on a crossing route. That won’t count against his overall practice totals since it didn’t occur during team segments." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"Jones did have a pretty throw on a corner route to Nelson Agholor in red-zone team segments that should have been a touchdown, but Agholor, for whatever reason, couldn’t keep his feet inbounds." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"Jones’ interception was an early birthday gift to Ja’Whaun Bentley, who turns 25 in a few weeks. The rookie fired into triple coverage, trying to thread a non-existent needle to Kendrick Bourne on a dig route. Later, he lofted another gift into the arms of Anfernee Jennings, who dropped the ball and then to his knees in disappointment. Two of Jones’ four completions in competitive team periods were a check-down and flat throw." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"As a passer, Newton’s catchable pass rate hit 62.5% in team periods. Jones’ was at 50%, with two turnover-worthy plays." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Jones nearly had his own touchdown to Agholor, which Newton argued for to no avail after a nearby referee declared the receiver out of bounds." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"The rookie was a perfect 8-of-8 in 7-on-7 drills, but struggled in 11-on-11s. Jones finished 1-of-6 with an interception to Ja’Whaun Bentley. Bentley jumped in front of a pass, intended for Kendrick Bourne, for an easy interception." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"Mac Jones was a crisp 21 of 28. He got an extra period in the middle of practice with the backups, which led to the disparity in pass attempts with Newton. Jones still hasn’t thrown an interception in training camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Jones’ targets: Kendrick Bourne (1 of 1), Jonnu Smith (1 of 2), Matt LaCosse 1 of 1), J.J. Taylor (2 of 2), Gunner Olszewski (1 of 2), Devin Ross (1 of 2), Jakob Johnson (1 of 1), Tre Nixon (3 of 3), David Wells (2 of 3), Nelson Agholor (2 of 3), Jakobi Meyers (2 of 2), Brandon Bolden (1 of 1), James White (0 of 1), Sony Michel (1 of 1), Isaiah Zuber (1 of 1), Troy Fumagalli (1 of 1), Hunter Henry (0 of 1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"On the day, Newton was 6 of 11 in 11-on-11s against the starting defense. Jones, whose work again came with the backup offensive line, was 6 of 10 against the starting defense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Jones spent a punt period on the opposite field with Josh McDaniels." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"I found it very telling that Belichick and Josh McDaniels threw a real curveball at Jones during his low red zone drive when after an unsuccessful fade from Jones to Jonnu Smith (good placement, Smith didn't get separation in time), the call came in for the offense to hurry to the line, snap the ball and throw quickly to the flat where Jones hit Jakobi Meyers for a TD. It was the type of play the Patriots often ran with Brady to pick up a quick first down. They never would have called that this soon in camp for any other rookie QB." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Most telling stretch was a playaction bomb from Jones to Isaiah Zuber, who beat Dee Virgin and D’Angelo Ross, for a touchdown. On a similar play, Newton overshot Smith by 10 yards. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"He took 16 straight reps in consecutive team drills, completing 83% of his passes. He carved up the middle of the field and even completed a deep ball to little-known receiver Isaiah Zuber." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"The rookie displayed the same quick decision-making and calm in team drills he showed last week. What Monday featured was more scrambling, and his best period of 11-on-11s yet. More up-and-down days are coming for the rookie, but he can hold his head high after this practice." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Newton’s catchable pass rate hit a camp-high 75% on the day, while Jones was a tick higher at 78.5%, another personal best." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Jones was bailed out on two of his completions: one a diving catch by Devin Ross on a crossing route in 7-on-7s and an underthrown post throw Zuber squeezed between double coverage." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Jones took advantage of those expanded reps, and for the first time this summer had more attempts than Newton. He finished the day 16-of-21, while Newton was 9-of-14 with an interception." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"Mac Jones' strong practice was highlighted by his participation in the play of the day. During full field 11-on-11's, Jones uncorked a 50-yard inside post to Isaiah Zuber, who was double covered. Zuber leapt for the ball at the goal line, snatching a perfectly-placed throw away from D'Angelo Ross and Dee Virgin in mid-air. Despite getting bumped by both defensive backs on the way down, Zuber maintained control and completed the catch." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"Both quarterbacks had a solid start on Monday with each starting 3-for-3 in 11-on-11 drills. In the second period, however, Newton struggled, going 3-of-7. One play that was noteworthy was Newton missing a wide open Jonnu Smith downfield. After that, Jones stayed on the field for 14 plays in a row." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/02/21

"In the first period, Jones went 5-of-6 with his only miss an inaccurate pass to James White. Instead of coming out of the rotation, Jones stayed in for another session (playing with the backups). The rookie shined during this period going 7-of-9. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/02/21

"Jones had the pass of the day with a 45-yard touchdown pass to receiver Isaiah Zuber in double coverage (Dee Virgin and D’Angelo Ross). The pass was a beauty." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/02/21

"Jones started 15-of-17 in full-team drills. He did, however, struggled at the end, going 1-of-4 in the red zone to finish 16-of-21 on the day. Jones has struggled in the red zone so far through training camp. He also went 5-for-7 in 7-on-7 drills." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/02/21

"Both Newton and Jones were bad in the initial red zone period with the music on. They weren't really close. That continued for Newton in the final red zone "down and distance" as he was 2 of 5. Jones, however, was a perfect 4 of 4 — with the first team offensive line, with strikes to Kristian Wilkerson, N'Keal Harry, Brandon Bolden (on a playaction pick play) and Jakobi Meyers" - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Jones followed with one of his own to Agholor on the other side of the field." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"When periods are very scripted and he has an idea coming in, Newton has improved with his decision-making and accuracy. There's no question he's gotten better since OTAs. But when the plays are called on the fly, and it's a scrimmage situation, Newton struggles, as evidence by his snap to throw time today. Jones was, on average, 0.6 seconds quicker. Newton held one for 8 seconds ... from the 12 yard line!!" - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Mac Jones went 4-for-8 in his reps, with two passes batted at the line of scrimmage and two dropbacks that resulted in "sacks" -- one by Ronnie Perkins and one by Rashod Berry." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/31/21

"In the three-quarter speed reps, Jones went 9-for-10, with the only incompletion resulting from a miscommunication issue with Kendrick Bourne, who ran a route differently than Jones was anticipating. Together with the truly competitive reps against top-tier defenders, Jones went 13-for-18 in 11-on-11 periods." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/31/21

"Jones missed all four of his attempts to start. He had two passes batted at the line -- one by Davon Godchaux and one on a screen that looked like it was knocked down by Kyle Van Noy. He also overthrew both Bourne and Jakobi Meyers. Not an ideal start. " - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/31/21

"Punctuating a perfect final period, Jones escaped edge pressure by spinning and rolling to his right in a tight red-zone period. He kept his eyes downfield, and at last, after almost five seconds, an opportunity revealed itself. Jakobi Meyers had sprung free from Jonathan Jones, running the length of the end zone from right to left. Without slowing a beat, Jones uncorked a missile and hit Meyers on the move. The third-year receiver then fell inbounds for the final touchdown of the day." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Cam Newton and Mac Jones both opened against the scout-team defense during team drills, leading to 8-of-9 and 6-of-7 starts, respectively. Coverage was generally soft, and they took advantage." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"He completed two flat throws, hit Kristian Wilkerson for a touchdown and found Meyers on the aforementioned Play of the Day, going 4-of-4." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Overall, Jones’ catchable pass rate soared to a camp-high 69%. Newton’s fell just slightly to 66% after hitting 70% on Saturday, his personal best." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Mac Jones was 12 of 17 and had his best practice of camp, particularly with his final period against the starters when he was 4 of 4. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Jones’ targets: Nelson Agholor (1 of 1), Jonnu Smith (2 of 2), Sony Michel (1 of 1), Jakobi Meyers (2 of 3), Brandon Bolden (2 of 2), Damien Harris (1 of 1), Kendrick Bourne (0 of 2), J.J. Taylor (1 of 1), Kristian Wilkerson (1 of 1), N’Keal Harry (1 of 1). Jones also had two balls batted at the line of scrimmage." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"After slowly ramping up to full speed in the first half of practice against the scout team defense, Jones rotated in for the first truly competitive rep of the day and hit Agholor on a post route. Newton then hit Henry on a slant, but the tight end dropped it." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Jones then hit Harris on a quick hitch, Smith on a crosser with a good throw through a tight window and missed Bourne on a miscommunication. Jones was 7 of 8 against the scout team defense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Jones followed with his worst period of the day, going 0 of 4 against the starting defense. He missed Bourne in the back right corner of the end zone, got a ball batted by Davon Godchaux at the line, had a miscommunication with Meyers on an incompletion and got another ball batted by Kyle Van Noy on a screen. Jones was not pleased with himself after the pair of batted balls." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"After a couple periods from Hoyer, Jones got a quick period with the backups near the goal line. With no one open, he scrambled for a short touchdown run then had to break the pocket again to hit Taylor on the left sideline." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Jones flourished in his last period, hitting Wilkerson in the back of the end zone on a crossing route, Harry in the left flat on a designed play and Bolden in the right flat on another designed quick hitter. He closed practice by evading Ronnie Perkins, who might have gotten him down if it were live, and hitting Meyers with a pristine pass to the end zone with Jon Jones in close coverage." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Final takeaways from Saturday: Newton only had one poor throw a day earlier, but his location was off on six throws Saturday. Jones, on the other hand, was consistently on point, but he had a couple of miscommunications and two balls batted at the line of scrimmage. His accuracy and decision making have stood out each day of camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Newton and Jones were a combined 8 of 20 against the starting defense. It won’t get any easier for the offense next week when the Patriots are eligible to practice in pads." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"After starting 6 of 6 through three practices, Jones missed his first two throws to Bourne on Saturday." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Newton has been on point with Smith (7 of 9), but it’s still a work in progress with Henry (5 of 13, drop, interception) and Agholor (3 of 7). Conversely, Jones is 5 of 9 when targeting Agholor, including a drop, and he still hasn’t targeted Henry." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"The first-round pick completed his last five throws, after his previous rough stretch, to finish practice 12-of-17 (71%). " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"Jones read both plays correctly and barely missed Kristian Wilkerson on his first attempt, and then Agholor didn't haul in a great pass over his head. It was a borderline drop. Jones' snap to throw times were much better — 2.38 and 2.57. There were the same plays (more on that in a bit)." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Jones showed off his feel for the position where he looked one way to create space in the end zone, and then fired a strike to Bourne. It was next-level quarterbacking. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Jones’s fade and frustration at the end of Thursday’s practice didn’t seem to linger too much on Friday as the rookie started out strong. He continues to impress with his ability to go through progressions with solid fundamentals and deliver passes with anticipation. Though he didn’t connect with receivers on his deep throws Friday (which wasn’t entirely his fault), the rookie’s deep ball simply looks more aesthetically pleasing than Newton’s – he times it up well and allows his receivers time to run under the ball with his touch." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"If Agholor had been able to haul in the fade route Jones launched during the first 11-on-11 drill (which he should have), it would’ve gone down as the play of the day by far." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"On his fifth play of the morning, he called for a sight adjustment with his receivers at the line of scrimmage and proceeded to float a beautiful toss to the right corner of the end zone to Kendrick Bourne. It was thrown so early it was hard to tell who the target was until Bourne appeared and ran under it." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"But the first-round pick did have a few more unexpected misses on Friday, pulling Jakobi Meyers out of bounds on an end zone corner route. Jones also had another underwhelming finish to practice, though that perspective might be a bit different if Devin Ross hadn’t dropped a surefire touchdown on a slant route. The defense victimized him in that last 11-on-11 red-zone segment. He got “sacked” on the first snap, saw Kyle Dugger break up a pass, then was forced into a poor slant throw to Agholor by an aggressive blitz." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"Jones had three of the best throws during the workout early on -- a zipped pass to Agholor, a beautifully timed throw to Kendrick Bourne from about the 10-yard line that was out before Bourne was even out of his break and a seam throw to Gunner Olszewski (again, perfectly timed) for a pickup of about 20 (it was the far end of the field ... mighta been over the goal line)." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Through three days, the passing offense continues to look more crisp and on-time more often when Jones is under center regardless of what happens with the throw and catch. There are very few “I have no idea what happened on that …” reps with Jones than there are with Newton. And Jones’ performance so far is ahead of what we’ve seen from rookies like Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett and Jarrett Stidham in their first and even second camps." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Jakobi Meyers and Agholor caught touchdowns from Jones, who was sharp to begin his first set of reps. Jones delivers the ball consistently when his back foot completes his dropback. There are times when he throws into coverage and/or lacks accuracy, but the conviction with which he throws is impressive." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/30/21

"Meanwhile, Jones’ catchable pass rate still can’t move outside the low 60s, with Friday’s mark hitting 61%. His regular completion percentage suffered from two drops and another deep ball that hit Agholor in the hands." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Jones continues to make the best passes of practice — most recently a perfect, 10-yard bucket throw to Kendrick Bourne in the corner of the end zone. He’ll also fire wide on short and intermediate throws. The rookie’s final period was a mixed bag of bad luck and throws: A sack, Bourne completion, pass breakup, drop and incomplete slant." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Jones threw a pretty end zone fade to Kendrick Bourne during an early period." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

"Jones corralled a low snap smoothly before hitting Sony Michel on a screen pass." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

"Mac Jones went second in every period and was 8 of 18 with two dropped passes. His targets: Brandon Bolden (1 of 1), Nelson Agholor (2 of 4, drop), Kendrick Bourne (2 of 2), Kristian Wilkerson (0 of 1), Jakobi Meyers (0 of 2), Matt LaCosse (1 of 2), Gunner Olszewski (1 of 2), Sony Michel (1 of 1), Jonnu Smith (0 of 1), Devin Ross (0 of 2, drop)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Jones had a hard-luck 1-of-3 period. He couldn’t hit Olszewski at the left sideline in the end zone after everyone was covered, although Jones did respond with a perfect touchdown pass to Agholor on a post." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Jones’ numbers were worse than the overall performance. He also made five grade-A throws, including two when he stepped up to avoid the rush, and he was quick with his decisions and release. He was bitten by two dropped touchdowns, had five incompletions when no one was open and had the better downfield accuracy of the pair." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Jones has been particularly fond of Bourne, as they’ve been a perfect 6 of 6 together." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"The rookie hasn’t had as much of a chance to work with the top tight end tandem. He hasn’t targeted Henry in camp and is 0 of 2 with Smith." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Oddly enough, the two quarterbacks are a combined 2 of 9 when targeting Meyers." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"The first-rounder started strong, completing his first three passes in the first 11-on-11 period. All three throws were great, including two eye-opening touchdowns to Agholor and Bourne. When Jones is on, he throws a very, very nice ball. With the rookie, however, you also had inconsistencies. Jones finished 8 of 18, completing just 44% of his throws in full-team drills." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"Mac Jones went second in every period and completed 8 of 15 passes in competitive team drills." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Jones then hit Bourne on a quick hitch and Meyers on a crossing route for a touchdown. He then found Bourne on another hitch route and scrambled before hitting Bourne one more time for a 4-of-4 period." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Jones, who took over with the backup offensive line, connected on a hitch with LaCosse, who made a nice catch. Jones was 6 of 6 at that point in practice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Jones gets rid of the ball quickly. He is clearly confident in his reads, although he has also been sporadic at times. When he’s dealing, he throws a very catchable ball, and his accuracy to the back of the end zone through two days has been a major plus." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"For about the first hour-and-a-half of practice, Jones again looked a bit better than Newton on the whole despite the two having similar “stats” for the day. He also had one of the best throws of the morning to Jakobi Meyers during 7-on-7s – a corner route for a red zone touchdown that combined touch, timing and anticipation in a way Jones frequently has this spring and summer." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/29/21

"Mac Jones was impressive on some of his throws during 7-on-7s, hitting Meyers on a nice crossing route for a touchdown for his most impressive pass. He also connected with LaCosse in tight quarters on another throw near the goal line on a play where Kyle Van Noy appeared poised to prevent the completion." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"After getting off to a strong start in red zone 7-on-7s by going 4-for-4, Jones struggled in 11-on-11s at 4 of 10, while Cam Newton was 5 of 10 with a heavy set of checkdowns. Jones was not happy with himself and was visibly frustrated as his accuracy wasn't great. One of his more frustrating reps saw him stare down and throw late to N'Keal Harry on an out, which gave Joejuan Williams time to break on the ball and deflect it." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/29/21

"Still, Jones' advantage processing still showed up. On his pass attempts, his average time from snap to throw was 2.77, compared to 3.16 for Newton, who held one ball — on a "completion", which shows you how stats can skew — for 7.83 seconds in the red zone. Jones held one for 4.93 seconds. If you take out their highest numbers, Jones still led 2.52 to 2.65. Newton held the ball at least 3 seconds on five attempts; Jones did it once. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/29/21

"Jones had an inconsistent Thursday practice, finishing 8-of-15 (53%) in team drills. The rookie looked great during 7-on-7 work. He completed all four of his passes. He was decisive with every throw, got rid of the ball quickly and hit four receivers in tight windows during the period. Jones clearly looked better than Newton before stumbling in full-team work, during which he completed just 36% of his throws (4-for-11)." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/29/21

"New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones went to take a lap at training camp on Wednesday. He’d made a mistake: fumbling the ball on a snap in wet conditions during a half-speed walkthrough." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Jones made a point of hammering the defense with beautiful passes for the corner of the end zone. That’s where he found a number of receivers for touchdowns. It a good-not-great day for him, but that corner of the end zone was where he made his money — and two of those touchdowns went to receiver Nelson Agholor." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"During one of the walkthroughs, Cam Newton and Mac Jones alternated reps with many of the offensive veterans. Hoyer, meanwhile, took all the reps with many of the rookies and younger players against a number of defensive veterans." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Newton held the ball a bit longer than Jones at times, but neither enjoyed much consistent success finding open targets." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"Jones did show periods of decisiveness and when that's the case the ball comes out quickly. But that wasn't always on display on Day 1, and his trademark accuracy also appeared to wane at time. He even mishandled a couple of shot gun snaps and had to run a lap after dropping one." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"Jones took snaps from David Andrews before practice while Newton worked with Ted Karras and Hoyer was with Marcus Martin. What does that mean? Likely nothing." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"Jones was out early before practice began and was one of the first players to arrive. He spent several minutes working on his techniques and footwork drills as he prepared for the workout." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"Jones also had a solid day with some rookie moments. The first-round pick finished 9-for-19 overall, including 8-for-15 in 11-on-11 drills. He started hot, completing 6-of-9 passes but finished 2-of-6 in his last period of reps. The rookie struggled in 7-on-7 drills, finishing 1-for-4." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/28/21

"Jones did throw some nice passes on Wednesday. One highlight was a toss to the corner of the end zone to Nelson Agholor." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/28/21

"Mac Jones was one of the first players to take the field on Wednesday. He was joined by two other first-year Patriots in wide receiver Nelson Agholor and safety Adrian Colbert." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 7/28/21

"Davon Godchaux batted down a Mac Jones pass at the line of scrimmage." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Justin Herron ran the first penalty lap of the summer, presumably for a false start. Jones (botched snap) and James White (pass drop) also took the tour." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Agholor caught two touchdowns from Mac Jones during initial red-zone work, a possible indication of growing chemistry. He nearly had a third later in the practice, but stepped out of bounds after breaking away from Joejuan Williams in the back corner. Agholor’s fast start is a good sign after his inconsistent spring." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Mac Jones’ quick release and mobility within the pocket continue to stand out. He seemed to have an advanced feel for pressure, albeit in a non-padded practice where quarterbacks cannot get hit." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

"Jones’ catchable pass rate was 63%, though he delivered the best throws of the day, including a back-line laser to Gunner Olszewski in the end zone and other short-window throws." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

"Jones, on the other hand, had some beautifully placed throws to the back corners on both sides of the end zone, hitting Kendrick Bourne on several such throws. His ability to go through progressions without losing composure stood out, including on one play where he worked all the way from right to left before finding Nelson Agholor in the back corner of the end zone." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/28/21

"After Mac Jones led Nelson Agholor too far on one of his first throws of passing drill, he then connected with Kendrick Bourne (84) and Jakobi Meyers (16), with the second hookup sparking a reaction from the crowd" - Mike Reiss, ESPN - 7/28/21

"Jones' highlight was a bounce-back sequence towards the end of practice. After the deflected Godchaux pass, he threw back-to-back touchdowns, one to Gunner Olszewski who was running a crossing route along the end line, and then a perfectly-placed back-corner fade to N'Keal Harry. However, Jones also had to run a lap after fumbling a snap." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 7/28/21

"Jones then made a nice throw to LaCosse and later hit Agholor in the back left corner of the end zone for a touchdown. This was a strong adjustment from Jones after the defense jumped his first two reads, and he hung in the pocket, looked to the back side of the field and found Agholor." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

"Jones then threw wide left to Ross on an out route but closed the period strong with a great throw to Agholor as he got out of his break in the back corner of the end zone. Really good anticipation by Jones on that play." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

"Overall, Jones had the five best throws of the day, but he sputtered from period to period. Another plus, he didn’t let his mistakes become interceptions, which was an issue with two turnovers in the final two days of minicamp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

"All I know is this: there was one quarterback on the field Wednesday that, on a vast majority of his reps, threw with anticipation, timing, touch and accuracy, and that quarterback was first-round pick Mac Jones. And it wasn't really close." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

"Mac Jones threw perfect corner passes to Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne and Gunner Olszewski that could not be defended due to the timing, route and touch." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

"In the red area, where the bodies are bunched together, where the windows are tight, where accuracy is critical and quick decisions are a must, Jones mostly rose to the challenge -- and he did so occasionally in eye-opening fashion." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/28/21

"Jones was consistently the second quarterback up, and he worked with a mixture of starters and backups." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/28/21

"It's worth noting that Josh McDaniels was attached to Jones throughout the session. " - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/28/21

"In continuing a trend that emerged during the spring, he was the most consistently accurate Patriots quarterback on Wednesday." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/28/21

"One of the best throws of the day featured Jones looking to a covered Jonnu Smith, then working his eyes all the way back across the field to hit Nelson Agholor in stride in the opposite corner of the end zone. Jones appeared to work through his progressions relatively quickly Wednesday." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/28/21

RB Sony Michel (15)
"The Patriots continued to give the running backs a lot of reps with the pads on, but the defense clearly won the day’s goal-line drills. Michel was stuffed twice in this period, including a 2-yard loss in the last rep. He was stuffed by Nick Thurman and Joejuan Williams on that play." - Mark Daniels,
Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"Sony Michel, who has just 26 catches in three seasons, has shown improved hands this summer and made a nice catch on a wheel route from Mac Jones." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Damien Harris ran with impressive power and explosion, breaking through for a touchdown at the end of practice. He and Sony Michel continue to alternate carries at the start of periods, and both could be on the verge of career-best seasons." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Drops: Jonnu Smith, Sony Michel, Rhamondre Stevenson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Michel continues to display better burst and long speed than he did last season. He led off multiple periods in the backfield." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Michel has two drops in the past three days. He is tied with Devin Ross for the team high." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Drops: Michel, Smith (INT), Nixon (INT), Stevenson." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"Running backs Sony Michel and Rhamondre Stevenson stuck out on Tuesday. Michel hit every hole in the offensive line hard and ran with a nice burst afterward. His playing speed was noticeable" - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"Damien Harris and Michel split the first carries in each 11-on-11 period with the Newton offense. Harris has looked as good as expected throughout camp. And, while Michel has also gotten off to a nice start, he looked terrific Tuesday. Michel sliced through some tight holes at the line and showed impressive acceleration in the second level. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Damien Harris and Sony Michel both led off separate periods with carries, ripping off long runs from the start. Not everything went smoothly, but that’s camp." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Sony Michel looks like he’s ready to pick up where he left off late in 2020." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Agholor, Henry, Sony Michel and Smith all had drops Monday." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Drops: Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, Sony Michel, Nixon, Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"They broke into seven-on-sevens during the next team period, and Newton opened with back-to-back swing passes to Michel and Taylor. Michel made a nice adjustment to the ball that was slightly off target." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"RB Sony Michel was present. It’s the first time he’s ever made it to the first day of training camp in his Patriots career. He had previously started on the physically unable to perform list." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

OL Trent Brown (19)
"Trent Brown (6-0), Shaq Mason (6-1), David Andrews (5-2) and Onwenu (3-2) also have winning records through four padded practices, so the starting offensive line is looking as advertised." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"There was another one-on-one period between the offensive and defensive lines. Draws were not tallied like usual. Players with a winning record included David Andrews (2-0), Isaiah Wynn (2-0), Trent Brown (1-0), Korey Cunningham (1-0), Yodny Cajuste (1-0), Matt Judon (1-0), Carl Davis (1-0) and Montravius Adams (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"RT Trent Brown: Dominated 1-on-1s 3-0 with a decisive win and he handled Matt Judon, who beat him badly with speed on Tuesday, with ease twice." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"In addition to Uche, Jones, and center Marcus Martin (botched snap), Jonnu Smith, Trent Brown, Anfernee Jennings, R.J. Prince, and Rashod Berry ran penalty laps." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"In couple of rounds of one-on-one and two-on-two interior-line battles, Deatrich Wise Jr., Guy, and Henry Anderson were defensive standouts, while David Andrews, James Ferentz, Brown, and Shaq Mason starred on offense." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"Brown handled star pass rusher Matt Judon in both of their head-to-head battles during 1-on-1 pass rush. He also neutralized Montravius Adams. The 6-foot-8, 380-pounder later demonstrated excellent mobility in team drills, clearing wide running lanes on outside hand-offs." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Michael Onwenu (4-0-1), Trent Brown (3-0), David Andrews (3-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Brown controlled Judon twice, after the star pass rusher smoked him for an easy sack in 1-on-1s Tuesday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Offensive lineman Trent Brown also had a solid day, beating linebacker Matt Judon on several reps. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Trent Brown, who is having an outstanding camp, was another strong performer in those periods. He twice engulfed Matt Judon and also thwarted Nick Thurman with no losses." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Other winning records in the one-on-one period (tied reps were not tallied): Shaq Mason (three wins, no losses), Trent Brown (two wins, no losses), Isaiah Wynn (two wins, no losses), Josh Uche (two wins, one loss), Justin Herron (one win, no losses)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Shaq Mason (5-0), Trent Brown (3-1), Michael Onwenu (2-0-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Brown’s only lost rep came against Matt Judon, who beat him with an outside first step and then ducked inside to go untouched into the pocket." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Brown moved exceptionally well on run plays, a 380-pound menace on the hunt." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Trent Brown is moving very well on the edge." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Trent Brown said after practice that he’s been working well with newly minted offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo, who took over as the main O-line coach after sharing duties last year with Cole Popovich." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"OT Trent Brown and LB Kyle Van Noy had been on the PUP list, but they were on the field (meaning they’re now off PUP). Van Noy wore a red non-contact jersey." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"In addition to Gilmore, the PUP list included Jarrett Stidham, Dalton Keene, Chase Winovich, Terez Hall, Byron Cowart, Devin Smith, Brandon King, Kyle Van Noy and Trent Brown. Rookies Rhamondre Stevenson, Joshuah Bledsoe and Cameron McGrone opened camp on the non-football injury list." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"Van Noy donned a red, non-contact jersey and was limited at times but both he and Brown appeared to take part in most elements." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

LB Kyle Van Noy (19)
"Kyle Van Noy had his third breakup of training camp." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"J.C. Jackson and Van Noy registered pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"In an early 11-on-11 period with the starting offense and defense on the field, Van Noy had a run stuff against Harris and Dont’a Hightower sacked Newton. With the defense winning the period, the entire offense had to run a lap." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Van Noy shed his red, non-contact jersey, but did not participate in 1-on-1 pass rush. He was also targeted once in team drills, allowing a corner-route completion to reserve tight end David Wells." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Kyle Van Noy was not wearing the red non-contact jersey for the first time during training camp. But without pads in a walkthrough, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s been cleared for contact. That will be worth monitoring Sunday. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/06/21

"Kyle Van Noy was seen doing sprints on the lower rehab field during the latter part of practice." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"Van Noy won his only rep of 1-on-1 pass rush, blowing by Korey Cunningham." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"LB Kyle Van Noy, who is still wearing a red noncontact jersey, was a near full participant. He left the session a tad early but was spotted running the hills solo." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Raekwon McMillan (two), J.C. Jackson and Kyle Van Noy each had pass breakups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Pass breakups: McMillan 2, J.C. Jackson, Van Noy." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Kyle Van Noy also deflected a Newton pass at the line of scrimmage." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/02/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Kyle Van Noy, Davon Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Dee Virgin." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Kyle Van Noy, and Dee Virgin had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Jones followed with his worst period of the day, going 0 of 4 against the starting defense. He missed Bourne in the back right corner of the end zone, got a ball batted by Davon Godchaux at the line, had a miscommunication with Meyers on an incompletion and got another ball batted by Kyle Van Noy on a screen. Jones was not pleased with himself after the pair of batted balls." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Van Noy also came close to picking another Hoyer pass Uche deflected at the line. He’s moved well, despite donning a red, non-contact jersey every practice." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Kyle Van Noy is still in a red non-contact jersey. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"OT Trent Brown and LB Kyle Van Noy had been on the PUP list, but they were on the field (meaning they’re now off PUP). Van Noy wore a red non-contact jersey." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"In addition to Gilmore, the PUP list included Jarrett Stidham, Dalton Keene, Chase Winovich, Terez Hall, Byron Cowart, Devin Smith, Brandon King, Kyle Van Noy and Trent Brown. Rookies Rhamondre Stevenson, Joshuah Bledsoe and Cameron McGrone opened camp on the non-football injury list." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"Van Noy donned a red, non-contact jersey and was limited at times but both he and Brown appeared to take part in most elements." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

WR Kendrick Bourne (24)
"With Agholor out, Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne, N’Keal Harry and Kristian Wilkerson rotated as the top receivers in team drills." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Another bounce-back performer, Bourne snatched all four passes thrown his way in competitive team drills. He pocketed his first catch after outmuscling J.C. Jackson for a curl throw Newton fired a beat too late in 7-on-7s. Bourne also won over the middle twice and beat Jalen Mills." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Top targets in team drills: Kristian Wilkerson (7/11), Jakobi Meyers (7/8), Kendrick Bourne (4/4)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Drops in team drills: Bourne, Wilkerson, Marvin Hall." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Compared to Agholor, at least Bourne saw multiple targets in live team drills. The problem? Of his six, he caught just one and dropped another. Two of the other four incompletions were uncatchable, while another was broken up and the last was a 50/50 ball." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Top targets in team drills: Harry (4/6), Bourne (1/6, drop), Wilkerson (2/4, drop), Henry (3/3)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Top targets in team drills: Jakobi Meyers (5/7), N’Keal Harry (6/6), Kendrick Bourne (4/7), James White (4/4), Hunter Henry (2/4)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Kendrick Bourne was unable to grab a high throw from Newton and appeared to jam his finger during 7-on-7 work. Bourne was animated following the play and holding his hand, but he did not miss any reps and caught a few more passes during the morning." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/04/21

"J.C. Jackson struggled more than expected in his 1-on-1 battles, particularly against Bourne." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Bourne also looked great. The receiver went 3-for-3, beating J.C. Jackson on every rep. That was eye-opening." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"Rhomondre Stevenson, Devin Ross, Kendrick Bourne and Agholor each fumbled in a ball-security drill mid-practice. Stevenson coughed it up twice in that period." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"On top of the aforementioned incompletion, Bourne struggled in 3-on-3s and finished with a single catch during team periods. Jalen Mills and backup linebacker Raekwon McMillan both earned pass breakups at his expense, though the latter may have been whistled for interference in a real game. Either way, Bourne, a projected starter, was among the least-productive pass-catchers on the field in his first poor practice as a Patriot." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Jones then hit Harris on a quick hitch, Smith on a crosser with a good throw through a tight window and missed Bourne on a miscommunication. Jones was 7 of 8 against the scout team defense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Jones followed with his worst period of the day, going 0 of 4 against the starting defense. He missed Bourne in the back right corner of the end zone, got a ball batted by Davon Godchaux at the line, had a miscommunication with Meyers on an incompletion and got another ball batted by Kyle Van Noy on a screen. Jones was not pleased with himself after the pair of batted balls." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"After starting 6 of 6 through three practices, Jones missed his first two throws to Bourne on Saturday." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"While Kendrick Bourne has hit the ground running with productive early days, Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith and Nelson Agholor got off to slower starts with the Patriots. But that changed on Friday. All three were on display in their areas of expertise — Henry in goal line work, Smith on crossers in the middle of the field, and Agholor on deep passes. All stood out. I especially thought Henry was imposing in the end zone. The big guy can get up too." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"He's gotten off to a sensational start in camp and seems to get better every practice. His route running is impressive." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"On his fifth play of the morning, he called for a sight adjustment with his receivers at the line of scrimmage and proceeded to float a beautiful toss to the right corner of the end zone to Kendrick Bourne. It was thrown so early it was hard to tell who the target was until Bourne appeared and ran under it." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"Jones threw a pretty end zone fade to Kendrick Bourne during an early period." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

"Jones has been particularly fond of Bourne, as they’ve been a perfect 6 of 6 together." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Kendrick Bourne's energy is off the charts, and he's starting to stack receptions on top of receptions." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/29/21

"Kendrick Bourne was flexing after a touchdown in 11-on-11 drills." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"After Mac Jones led Nelson Agholor too far on one of his first throws of passing drill, he then connected with Kendrick Bourne (84) and Jakobi Meyers (16), with the second hookup sparking a reaction from the crowd" - Mike Reiss, ESPN - 7/28/21

"Seemed to be the most consistent of the targets, which appeared to be missing Jonnu Smith and Jakobi Meyers. Brings great energy, ran good routes and is very quick. A good start." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

DB Adrian Phillips (23)
"Adrian Phillips had an interception and a pass breakup. He now has two picks and three breakups in camp and is tied for third on the team with five pass defenses in team drills." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Adrian Phillips snagged his fourth interception of camp, bagging a Newton pass intended for Jonnu Smith. Phillips also broke up a Newton to Smith pass in the end zone on the last play of the day." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"S Adrian Phllips: With a PBU and INT, continues to wear the belt of best defensive player in camp." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"Adrian Phillips stuffed a Harris run in 11-on-11s." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Overall, there were 10 pass breakups. Cornerback J.C. Jackson and linebacker Ja’WHaun Bentley led the way with two each. Safety Kyle Dugger; cornerbacks Joejuan Williams, Myles Bryant and Michael Jackson Sr.; linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Adrian Phillips each had one as well. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Adrian Phillips has had a strong camp and has been moving all over the place in the defense. As he showed last season, he’s just a damn good football player." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Meanwhile, Smith continues to be a favorite of both quarterbacks, but still can’t shake Adrian Phillips in the red zone." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Adrian Phillips has been the Patriots’ best defender through five practices." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Phillips got the best of Smith twice on Monday. After one particularly close PBU in the back corner of the end zone, he and Smith stayed to exchange a few words. This resulted in both players not getting lined up in time for the next snap, which was a hurry up." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"The defense continued to look great – and we’re still waiting for pads to come on. The unit had eight pass deflections on Saturday – Adrian Phillips (two), Justin Bethel (two), Ja’Whaun Bentley, Michael Jackson Sr., Davon Godchaux and Jalen Mills." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"The defense performed well once again, especially Adrian Phillips. He had terrific coverage on Smith on a couple of occasions and continues his solid play. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/31/21

"Phillips and Kyle Dugger have been impressive with the coverage this summer. Both had pass breakups and Phillips' work on tight ends Smith and Hunter Henry has been tough to ignore. It looks like Belichick will have a nice three-man rotation with that pair and veteran Devin McCourty, plus the versatile Jalen Mills available to fill different roles." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/31/21

"His obvious pass interference aside, Phillips again blanketed the Pats’ tight ends, earning a pass breakup against Hunter Henry and winning another rep against Smith during a 3-on-3 passing drill. The veteran safety has arguably been the best defender in camp. Saturday’s performance only strengthened that argument." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Kyle Van Noy, and Dee Virgin had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Kyle Van Noy, Davon Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Dee Virgin." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Safety Adrian Phillips continues to look solid. He had another pass breakup (while covering Henry) and was a blanket in coverage on several passes." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/29/21

"Adrian Phillips spiked the football after intercepting Newton in a different 11-on-11 session." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Phillips was a really tough matchup in coverage for Henry and Smith. He forced one incompletion to Smith and two to Henry, including the interception." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"There were so many strong plays from the defense, whether it was Phillips and Mills coverage or pressure from defensive tackles Davon Godchaux and Christian Barmore. " - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Safety Adrian Phillips was particularly effective working against tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith, neither of whom was able to shake free too often in the end zone." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"An interception and two extra pass breakups? Phillips may not have a finer practice all summer. He routinely locked up tight end Hunter Henry in team drills, including their last head-to-head rep that resulted in an end-zone interception. Phillips also broke up a pass intended for Jonnu Smith and was in coverage on another incompletion fired for Henry." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Newton went after him three times in red-zone drills — twice on goal-line fades and once with Henry. Phillips knocked down the first two, including one acrobatic deflection on a pass intended for Jonnu Smith, and robbed Newton on his poorly thrown ball to Henry." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/28/21

"Was a complete pain in the end to the tight ends as he broke up two passes and had an interception." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

WR Nelson Agholor (48)
"Nelson Agholor was again present for the start of practice but was limited before quickly departing, which was likely the plan. He hasn’t taken part in team drills since last week and seems unlikely to play Thursday against Washington." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/10/21

"Agholor took the field in his practice jersey, warmed up and then vanished" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Returned: WR Nelson Agholor (one absence), DT Akeem Spence (four absences)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Agholor was limited and didn’t participate in team drills." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"The veteran receiver returned to Patriots practice on Monday after missing the previous session. The absence on Sunday was Agholor’s first missed practice of the offseason. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"Nelson Agholor and Akeem Spence returned. Agholor, center/guard Ted Karras, and linebacker Cassh Maluia were limited." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"New injuries: WR Nelson Agholor (unknown), TE Hunter Henry (upper body), LS Joe Cardona, C David Andrews (hand)." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"This marked the first day of camp receiver Nelson Agholor missed. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Nelson Agholor stood on the sideline for most of practice without a helmet. Agholor was coming off a tough three-day stretch, when he recorded one catch total in team drills." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"The early star of training camp is fading. For the second straight day, Agholor failed to catch his only target in competitive team drills, a ball J.C. Jackson broke up. Agholor also dropped a pass in 1-on-1s. Overall, he has one catch to show for himself in 11-on-11s the past three days." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Another padded practice brought out more 1-on-1 reps. Highlights for the receivers were from Wilkerson, Isaiah Zuber and Marvin Hall. Each of the players went 2-0 against the cornerbacks. Wilkerson beat Jackson on one rep. For the cornerbacks, Williams stood out, going 2-0 with a pass breakup. He had wins over receivers Nelson Agholor and Harry." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Quiet day for Nelson Agholor, whose only target in team drills fell incomplete." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"So far in camp, Newton is 5 of 10 when targeting Agholor, while Jones is 7 of 14 (one drop). Many of those throws have been down the field, so there’s a higher degree of difficulty." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"After underthrowing or overshooting his deep targets through most of camp, Newton delivered a pinpoint long ball to Nelson Agholor to cap a physical 11-on-11 period. Agholor had blazed through the Pats secondary on a post route, and with second-year safety Kyle Dugger in tow, snagged Newton’s bomb in stride as he crossed the goal line. The pass covered almost 50 yards in the air, just like they drew it up." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Top targets in team drills: Devin Ross (2/2), Henry (1/2), Agholor (1/2), Kristian Wilkerson (0/2)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"In a ball-protection period, when defenders tried to strip the football, Rhamondre Stevenson and Devin Ross each lost two fumbles, and Wells and Agholor were also stripped. Ball security was an issue for Stevenson in junior college, so that’s something to monitor." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Nelson Agholor also took a penalty lap." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"Agholor, offensive lineman Alex Redmond and fullback Jakob Johnson all took laps at different points in the session. " - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Agholor, Henry, Sony Michel and Smith all had drops Monday." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Rhomondre Stevenson, Devin Ross, Kendrick Bourne and Agholor each fumbled in a ball-security drill mid-practice. Stevenson coughed it up twice in that period." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Top targets in team drills: Jakobi Meyers (6/7), Nelson Agholor (3/5), Jonnu Smith (3/5), Tre Nixon (3/3)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Cam Newton targeted Nelson Agholor on an inside slant, but the pass was challenged by Jalen Mills and fell incomplete. As a result the entire offense - coaching staff included - had to run a lap around both practice fields." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"Cam Newton beautiful tear-drop flag route to Nelson Agholor." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Jones followed with one of his own to Agholor on the other side of the field." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Nelson Agholor gets better every day." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Aholgor doesn't seem to be a natural pass catcher, particularly on deep balls. He's had a couple of chances on passes thrown slightly over the wrong shoulder and appears to fight the ball a bit. Overall he's been productive early on and hasn't had any blatant drops, but on a few occasions he hasn't made catches on passes when the opportunity has been there – and he hasn't always looked fluid on those plays." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/31/21

"Nelson Agholor cooled off after a strong start to camp, catching two passes in team drills and watching another target get batted away." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"While Kendrick Bourne has hit the ground running with productive early days, Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith and Nelson Agholor got off to slower starts with the Patriots. But that changed on Friday. All three were on display in their areas of expertise — Henry in goal line work, Smith on crossers in the middle of the field, and Agholor on deep passes. All stood out. I especially thought Henry was imposing in the end zone. The big guy can get up too." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Agholor made a great high snag of a rising Newton pass in the end zone that elicited a wow from the crowd." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Had blatant offensive pass interference on a deep "touchdown" from Newton and stopped on a route by Jones, but he had a good practice. Not a coincidence it was when the Patriots got out of the red zone and aired it out." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"[Newton] also finally made some progress connecting with new receiver Nelson Agholor in team drills." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"If Agholor had been able to haul in the fade route Jones launched during the first 11-on-11 drill (which he should have), it would’ve gone down as the play of the day by far." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"The six-year pro continued to separate from defenders with ease throughout the day, stretching the field the way few Patriots receivers have done in the past two seasons at least." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"Agholor had a big day with both quarterbacks and caught a pair of touchdowns in competitive passing periods. He nearly made a spectacular catch early in practice on a bomb from Jones but the pass kind of came in directly over Agholor’s helmet and he had to drop to his knees and twist to make an attempt on it. He still almost came up with it but it fell incomplete. After that rep, Agholor and Jones got together to hash out the ball placement it appeared which is standard operating procedure, especially at this point in camp. The big takeaway from Agholor right now is that he is the most polished downfield receiver the Patriots have had since Brandin Cooks was here in 2017." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Newton’s timing on getting the ball out was much, much better on Friday. He had two of his best throws near the goal line, timing up an on-point delivery to Gunner Olszewski that gave corner Jonathan Jones no chance to defend and also ripping a dart to Agholor." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Agholor had his most productive day, stretching high to haul in a pair of passes along the back line of the end zone, the first from Newton and then from Jones. He showed strong hands and excellent body control as he snared the passes while keeping his feet in bounds on both occasions." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/30/21

"Jakobi Meyers and Agholor caught touchdowns from Jones, who was sharp to begin his first set of reps." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/30/21

"Streaking left to right across the back of the end zone during the last 11-on-11 period, Agholor had J.C. Jackson in his back pocket and a touchdown in his sights. Newton moved off his initial read, and whipped right toward the middle of the field. There was a window. Standing at the 15-yard line, Newton rifled the ball slightly high and out front of Agholor, who jumped, shot both arms out and clung to the ball with just his fingers. Agholor then touched both feet down inbounds with ease. A terrific cap to a terrific day." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"In addition to his final grab, Agholor separated better than any Pats wideout in practice. He torched the entire secondary on three post routes early in practice, catching one and nearly reeling in another that floated just behind him. Later, Agholor scored on a nifty corner route and reached back for an errant Jones throw in the end zone to count another touchdown." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Agholor really baked in the heat, collecting five catches during full-team drills. The projected No. 1 receiver had been quiet the first few days, but really turned it on." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

"Newton and Agholor finally found a rhythm. Newton was 1 of 4 when targeting him in minicamp, and they missed their first three attempts of training camp before hitting their last three Friday, all of which were touchdowns. After practice, Newton noted the importance to get some passes to Agholor on film to build their chemistry." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Agholor had his best practice this spring/summer. The veteran dropped Jones’ deep pass early, but rebounded nicely. Agholor finished with five catches and two touchdowns in practice. He seems to have a solid rapport with both Newton and Jones." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"Jones made a point of hammering the defense with beautiful passes for the corner of the end zone. That’s where he found a number of receivers for touchdowns. It a good-not-great day for him, but that corner of the end zone was where he made his money — and two of those touchdowns went to receiver Nelson Agholor." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Nelson Agholor was the first player to climb the stairs to the fields." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Agholor caught two touchdowns from Mac Jones during initial red-zone work, a possible indication of growing chemistry. He nearly had a third later in the practice, but stepped out of bounds after breaking away from Joejuan Williams in the back corner. Agholor’s fast start is a good sign after his inconsistent spring." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"After Mac Jones led Nelson Agholor too far on one of his first throws of passing drill, he then connected with Kendrick Bourne (84) and Jakobi Meyers (16), with the second hookup sparking a reaction from the crowd" - Mike Reiss, ESPN - 7/28/21

"When the Patriots quarterbacks were able to complete passes, Nelson Agholor was frequently on the other end. The newly-signed wide receiver caught a pair of touchdowns, including a back-corner grab from Jones." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 7/28/21

LB Raekwon McMillan (28)
"This weekend saw the Patriots place linebacker Raekwon McMillan and tight end Dalton Keene on the injured reserve." - Mark Daniels,
Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero were the first to report Saturday that Patriots linebacker Raekwon McMillan suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during a recent practice session." - Staff, WCVB.com - 8/07/21

"Absent: LB Raekwon McMillan, DL Akeem Spence, OL Ted Karras (left leg)" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Raekwon McMillan was not spotted at practice after leaving early on Tuesday with an undisclosed injury." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"Linebacker Raekwon McMillan left practice early on Tuesday. He pulled up after a special teams drill and went back to the trainer’s shed. He departed for the locker room after being looked at by the medical staff." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"Raekwon McMillan might have also suffered a foot injury early in practice and departed for the locker room." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Speaking of McMillan, he was forced to leave practice about 30 minutes early with an apparent injury. He walked to the locker room with a member of the training staff." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"Speaking of McMillan, he was forced to leave practice about 30 minutes early with an apparent injury. He walked to the locker room with a member of the training staff." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"Linebacker Raekwon McMillan, who has gotten off to a fantastic start to camp, was rolled up on during a special teams drill. He walked slowly to the back of the practice fields with the training staff, before leaving for the locker room midway through practice." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"Linebacker Raekwon McMillan, who’s had a solid camp, left practice early after pulling up on a punt coverage drill." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"New injuries: DT Christian Barmore (left big toe), LB Raekwon McMillan (foot)." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"RaeKwon McMillan also left early with an apparent injury, the day after his best practice of the summer." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"LB Raekwon McMillan pulled up during a punt return and walked slowly with the medical staff back to the medical warehouse before gingerly walking to the locker room " - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Raekwon McMillan (two), J.C. Jackson and Kyle Van Noy each had pass breakups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Was very active in pass coverage today with a couple of pass breakups — and his best attribute is blitzing." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"McMillan had a pair of pass breakups as he continues to impress on defense and special teams coverage units." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"It was another good day for Raekwon McMillan, who broke up a pass in the 7-on-7 period (on Mac Jones) and another later in 11-on-11s (on Newton). He told reporters afterward that both came on what seemed like the same offensive play-call." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"McMillan has had his hands on the football on multiple occasions through five days of practice. He’s also been out early with some of the top kicking-game units. Seems to be doing what he can to put himself in position for a real role come the regular season. " - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Two pass breakups, and consistent opportunity on special teams. That’ll get the job done for a veteran who finds himself squarely on the roster bubble." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Pass breakups: McMillan 2, J.C. Jackson, Van Noy." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"McMillan said before each of his pass breakups, he watched the quarterback make eye contact with his intended receiver, which helped draw him to the ball." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Raekwon McMillan had two pass breakups, including a diving attempt at an intermediate throw from Newton. " - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"Raekwon McMillan had a strong day with two pass breakups. He deflected a Jones’ pass in 7-on-7s, intended for tight end David Wells, as well as a Newton pass, in 11-on-11s, intended for Kendrick Bourne. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/02/21

"Linebackers Raekwon McMillan and Perkins would have registered sacks if not for the hands-off policy." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Raekwon McMillan would have sacked Hoyer three plays later if such acts of violence were permitted." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Backup inside linebacker Raekwon McMillan called signals for the scout-team defense and rotated with a group of second- and third-stringers." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"With a stroke of good luck, linebacker Raekwon McMillan saw Newton’s pass for James White bounce off the running back hands. McMillan was in the right place at the right time for one of two interceptions during the day’s practice. It might have even been a long return, considering the open field the linebacker had in front of him." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Normally sure-handed, White couldn’t corral his only target in team drills, a Newton pass that bounced off his shoulder and into the arms of linebacker Raekwon McMillan. White took a lap as punishment for his error and only notable play of the day." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

TE Hunter Henry (30)
"According to ESPN, Henry underwent an MRI on his shoulder. It is not thought to be anything serious but he could miss some time." - Mark Daniels,
Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"Henry (left shoulder), Andrews (hand), and Cardona (undisclosed) were injured Sunday and each missed their first practice of the season." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Injuries: Hunter Henry, Joe Cardona and R.J. Prince all departed practice and didn’t return." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"New injuries: WR Nelson Agholor (unknown), TE Hunter Henry (upper body), LS Joe Cardona, C David Andrews (hand)." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"The tight end came up hurting after an on-field collision. Patriots trainers took him back to their shed where it looked like they were focusing on his left shoulder. After that, Henry left the field and didn’t return to practice." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Once Jones’ perfect start was broken by an incompletion to White and curl throw wiped out by penalty, the rookie found Hunter Henry on a deep crosser with one of his best throws of the day. He applied perfect touch, dropping it right over a trailing Kyle Dugger." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Top targets in team drills: Harry (4/6), Bourne (1/6, drop), Wilkerson (2/4, drop), Henry (3/3)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Top targets in team drills: Jakobi Meyers (5/7), N’Keal Harry (6/6), Kendrick Bourne (4/7), James White (4/4), Hunter Henry (2/4)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Jones is now 0 of 2 when targeting Henry. Newton is 9 of 19 with two interceptions when targeting Henry, who also has a drop." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Early in practice, safety Adrian Colbert jumped in front of a medium crosser intended for Hunter Henry. It looked like Newton was trying to lead Henry out in front, but the throw ended up bringing him upfield." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"Top targets in team drills: Devin Ross (2/2), Henry (1/2), Agholor (1/2), Kristian Wilkerson (0/2)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Agholor, Henry, Sony Michel and Smith all had drops Monday." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Drops: Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, Sony Michel, Nixon, Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Henry had the only drop in team drills." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Hunter Henry does not get off the ball all that well. Would be a better backside option, with Jonnu Smith on the front side." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"After slowly ramping up to full speed in the first half of practice against the scout team defense, Jones rotated in for the first truly competitive rep of the day and hit Agholor on a post route. Newton then hit Henry on a slant, but the tight end dropped it." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"While Kendrick Bourne has hit the ground running with productive early days, Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith and Nelson Agholor got off to slower starts with the Patriots. But that changed on Friday. All three were on display in their areas of expertise — Henry in goal line work, Smith on crossers in the middle of the field, and Agholor on deep passes. All stood out. I especially thought Henry was imposing in the end zone. The big guy can get up too." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Henry didn’t see a single target in team drills and took a lap during the opening 11-on-11 period for unknown reasons. He’ll have better days." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Smith and Henry shone, too, with spectacular catches in consecutive reps. Smith beat Devin McCourty on a jump ball as he fell backward into the end zone, while Henry overcame heavy traffic for his own score." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Smith’s five targets during team drills were a new personal high for one practice. Henry didn’t see a single pass during 11-on-11s." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Newton took one more pass at the end of the period and misfired to Henry, who might have run the wrong route because he wasn’t close to the pass then hit the deck for push-ups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Newton is still just 3 of 9 with an interception while targeting Henry. After a good burst to close Thursday’s practice, Newton missed his only target to Henry on Friday." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Henry and Smith both stood out, making leaping touchdown grabs over Devin McCourty." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"Newton went 5-for-6 with a crisp performance that included a strike to Jonnu Smith off of play-action and two straight touchdown tosses to Brandon Bolden and Henry." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/29/21

"Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith, New England's two high-priced free agent additions, were held under wraps for most of the day yesterday but as the proceedings continued Thursday the two made some plays. Henry grabbed a pair of touchdowns in the final full team segment while Smith showed his athleticism on a crosser for a big play." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"Henry struggled to get open, not only against Phillips but also against defensive back Jalen Mills. He is in line to be one of the top options in the passing game — if not the top option. It didn’t look like it on Day 1, with Matt LaCosse looking like the best tight end (in part because of more favorable matchups)." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Safety Adrian Phillips was particularly effective working against tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith, neither of whom was able to shake free too often in the end zone." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"An interception and two extra pass breakups? Phillips may not have a finer practice all summer. He routinely locked up tight end Hunter Henry in team drills, including their last head-to-head rep that resulted in an end-zone interception. Phillips also broke up a pass intended for Jonnu Smith and was in coverage on another incompletion fired for Henry." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Henry only caught one of four targets, unable to unstick from Phillips and Mills on separate reps. Jonnu Smith had similar trouble, catching one of two passes, the other batted away by Phillips." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

"Worst Play - Newton's interception to Hunter Henry. First of all, he took forever in the pocket, rolled to right and then threw across his body and behind Henry, who never had a chance. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

TE Matt LaCosse (8)
"Matt LaCosse replaced Henry after he exited. LaCosse recorded just one catch in live team drills." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"LaCosse is having a nice camp in the absence of Asiasi and Keene. He has caught four balls from Newton and five from Jones in team drills and has competed as a blocker. Not saying LaCosse will make it over Asiasi or Keene if either 2020 third-rounder returns in time, but he is at least providing veteran stability as the third tight end in case of emergency." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"He’s dispelling doubts about his arm strength (for the moment) by threading balls through tight coverage, including a dart to N’Keal Harry on an end zone slant that snuck past a defender’s outstretched hand. He also lasered a touchdown to tight end Matt Lacosse on a tightly covered stick route during half-field drills in the low red zone (inside the 10 yard-line)." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"Matt LaCosse has had a couple nice practices. He was viewed as a long shot to make the roster entering camp – and he may still be – but he’s been a fairly reliable third tight end while Asiasi and Keene are out of practice. Jones has completed 3 of 4 passes in his direction." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Henry struggled to get open, not only against Phillips but also against defensive back Jalen Mills. He is in line to be one of the top options in the passing game — if not the top option. It didn’t look like it on Day 1, with Matt LaCosse looking like the best tight end (in part because of more favorable matchups)." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"LaCosse got four targets, with three catches, including one with Dont’a Hightower in coverage. LaCosse logged a drop on his final target of the day." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"With Asiasi and Keene sidelined, Matt LaCosse took advantage of extra snaps. The tight end, who opted out last year, made three catches, including a nice one in traffic with two defenders on him." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Wilkerson, LaCosse and Damien Harris tied with a team-high three catches." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

DB Jalen Mills (13)
"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson, Jalen Mills, Joejuan Williams, Michael Jackson." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Kristian Wilkerson and Jalen Mills got into the first scuffle of camp and had to be separated. I think Mills, who likes to use his mouth during drills, was the odds-on favorite to be in the first kerfuffle. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"This may be a touch harsh for Mills’ performance Sunday, which included two allowed catches and a short scuffle with Wilkerson after a run play during 11-on-11s. The two had to be separated, with Mills possibly taking exception to Wilkerson’s hard blocking. There’s also this: former Eagle also hasn’t broken up a pass in team drills since July 31." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"With all eyeballs on the goal line at the end of Monday's practice, Mills was front and center. It was a fourth-and-goal situation drawn up by Belichick, with the game on the line, and Mills was aligned across from Agholor. Cam Newton dropped back to pass and ripped a slant to Agholor, but the throw was wide -- maybe thanks in part to some contact at the line by Mills -- and the offense was forced to run a long lap." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Mills was on the wrong end of a battle with a Patriots receiver a little earlier in the practice. Jakobi Meyers shook him and caught a well-placed Newton throw for a touchdown with Mills trailing well behind." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Cam Newton targeted Nelson Agholor on an inside slant, but the pass was challenged by Jalen Mills and fell incomplete. As a result the entire offense - coaching staff included - had to run a lap around both practice fields." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"The defense continued to look great – and we’re still waiting for pads to come on. The unit had eight pass deflections on Saturday – Adrian Phillips (two), Justin Bethel (two), Ja’Whaun Bentley, Michael Jackson Sr., Davon Godchaux and Jalen Mills." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"Henry struggled to get open, not only against Phillips but also against defensive back Jalen Mills. He is in line to be one of the top options in the passing game — if not the top option. It didn’t look like it on Day 1, with Matt LaCosse looking like the best tight end (in part because of more favorable matchups)." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"There were so many strong plays from the defense, whether it was Phillips and Mills coverage or pressure from defensive tackles Davon Godchaux and Christian Barmore. " - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"N’Keal Harry caught a back-shoulder throw with Mills in coverage for a touchdown. Harry later beat Virgin for a touchdown in the corner of the end zone." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Dont’a Hightower, Myles Bryant, Joejuan Williams, Micheal Jackson, and Jalen Mills had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Harry’s first catch was a stellar back-shoulder effort against Jalen Mills in the end zone. Both of his incompletions were the result of poor throws." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

"Mills replaced Stephon Gilmore as the team’s starting cornerback opposite J.C. Jackson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

DL Davon Godchaux (16)
"This was a big day for the pass rush. Deatrich Wise (two), Josh Uche (two), Davon Godchaux, Matt Judon and Henry Anderson all would have recorded sacks in live action." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Wise had the worst period of the day with an ugly 0-3 record. Others with losing records included Alex Redmond (1-2), Shaq Mason (0-1), Marcus Martin (0-1), Davon Godchaux (0-1), Uche (0-1), Bill Murray (0-1) and Nick Thurman (0-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"NT Davon Godchaux: Had a rough opening day in 1-on-1s but rebounded today to go 2-0-1. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Andrews’ only loss came at the hands of Davon Godchaux." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Carl Davis (4-0), Davon Godchaux (3-0), Rashod Berry (3-0), Henry Anderson (3-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Credit to Godchaux and Guy, whose run-stopping efforts sparked a couple defensive victories during run-heavy team periods." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Godchaux, Uche and Berry took penalty laps." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Davon Godchaux was also 3-0 in the drills, beating David Andrews once and James Ferentz twice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Kyle Van Noy, Davon Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Dee Virgin." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Godchaux has now batted two of Jones’ passes in camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"The defense continued to look great – and we’re still waiting for pads to come on. The unit had eight pass deflections on Saturday – Adrian Phillips (two), Justin Bethel (two), Ja’Whaun Bentley, Michael Jackson Sr., Davon Godchaux and Jalen Mills." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"Nose tackle Davon Godchaux got his hands up to bat away a Jones pass at the line of scrimmage." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Jones followed with his worst period of the day, going 0 of 4 against the starting defense. He missed Bourne in the back right corner of the end zone, got a ball batted by Davon Godchaux at the line, had a miscommunication with Meyers on an incompletion and got another ball batted by Kyle Van Noy on a screen. Jones was not pleased with himself after the pair of batted balls." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Others forced to hit the road during the practice included Mike Onwenu (false start), Olszewski (muffed punt), Jackson and Deatrich Wise and Davin Godchaux, who both jumped offside during an 11-on-11 play." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"There were so many strong plays from the defense, whether it was Phillips and Mills coverage or pressure from defensive tackles Davon Godchaux and Christian Barmore. " - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Davon Godchaux batted down a Mac Jones pass at the line of scrimmage." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

DL Christian Barmore (40)
"Barmore missed his third day of training camp, after participating in padded practices on Sunday and Monday." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Christian Barmore was among the absentees. Apparently, the rookie defensive tackle has been dealing with an ankle or foot injury. He was present at the last two practices after missing the previous two sessions. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/10/21

"Injuries: Barmore required attention on his left ankle a couple times in practice. He was clearly fighting through something but continued returning to the field. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Barmore impressively beat Mike Onwenu in the heavyweight showdown of the day and later Alex Redmond. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Christian Barmore (8-1) is easily the top defensive performer, though Carl Davis (5-1) is doing well in his own right. Lawrence Guy (0-5) has a shockingly poor record in that drill." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Christian Barmore made a quick trip to the medical shack but was back in short order and seemed no worse for the wear." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"DT Christian Barmore: His propensity to get nicked up in practice might start becoming a concern — he left but then returned — but man can he rush the passer. He beat an actual starter (Onwenu) for the first time today in one-on-ones, and then easily displaced journeyman Marcus Martin. And — Barmore got reps in base with the first team today. Just stay on the field, kid." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"DT Christian Barmore returned after missing two practices with an apparent foot issue." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Even records included Herron (1-1), R.J. Prince (1-1), Rashod Berry (1-1), Henry Anderson (1-1) and Barmore (1-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Even though ties aren’t recorded here in those records, there was an awesome draw in a battle between Barmore and Mike Onwenu. Those are two heavyweights." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Returned to practice: S Cody Davis, DT Christian Barmore, Ted Karras, Devin Asiasi, Devin Ross." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"On Sunday, the Patriots got back defensive tackle Christian Barmore, center/guard Ted Karras, tight end Devin Asiasi and receiver Devin Ross. This marked the first practice back for Asiasi, who started on the reserve/COVID-19 list." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Returned: DL Christian Barmore, OL Ted Karras, TE Devin Asiasi, WR Devin Ross" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"The coaching staff rewarded second-round rookie Christian Barmore and second-year edge rusher Rashod Berry for their strong showings in the last two padded practices with early reps in 1-on-1 pass rush against starting O-linemen." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Barmore went 1-2, but his win was a clear victory against Shaq Mason, the top-performing offensive linemen in camp thus far." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"The Patriots were down 18 players, including second-round defensive tackle Christian Barmore and running back Brandon Bolden." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Rookie defensive tackle Christian Barmore, who had both feet re-taped at the end of Tuesday, also returned." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Christian Barmore took part in all of Wednesday's practice after being sidelined late on Tuesday with what appeared to be a left foot or ankle issue. " - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"When it came to the offensive linemen vs. defensive linemen, Christian Barmore looked fantastic. The second-round pick looked dominant and beat David Andrews on one rep. When full-team drills started the next period, it wasn’t a surprise to see Barmore lined up next to Lawrence Guy." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"The rookie suffered an apparent injury to his left ankle or foot. The trainers examined his foot area for quite some time before wrapping his ankle area. By the time Barmore stood up, he was walking with a limp." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"Christian Barmore departed late with an apparent left foot or ankle injury. He removed both cleats on the sideline, and the medical staff tended to each foot, though it appeared to just be a blister issue with the right foot. He eventually put on both shoes and watched the final couple periods of practice, and he had a limp as he roamed around the sideline." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"The 1-on-1s involving offensive and defensive linemen resulted in plenty of laps for violations. Mike Onwenu hit the road twice, Ronnie Perkins, Carl Davis, Isaiah Wynn, Christian Barmore and Will Sherman all were guilty of infractions. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"Barmore appeared to suffer a left foot injury and was with head trainer Jim Whalen toward the end of practice. Barmore had his left cleat off while the final team periods were taking place. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"Barmore showed up more in team drills. While working on the running game in 11-on-11’s, he was constantly clogging rushing lanes, and forcing backs to change direction." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"Christian Barmore got banged up as well. Late in the practice, he went to the sideline where the training staff was focused on his foot/ankle. He remained on the field, but did not return to action." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"The rookie Barmore also showed out during 1-on-1 wins, winning five reps on his own and showing off an impressive array of hand-fighting moves." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"Rookies Ronnie Perkins and Christian Barmore, and Josh Uche combined to go 11-2 in the opening one on ones." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"New injuries: DT Christian Barmore (left big toe), LB Raekwon McMillan (foot)." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"Barmore was quite the force in pass rush, as expected. He lost his first rep on a close one to Alex Redmond, but won his last five fairly easily. Interested to see him go against the starters, which I'm sure will happen sooner rather than later. Barmore did get a rep at left end, as opposed to just the interior." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"The second-round rookie dominated his 1-on-1 pass rush reps, notching five clean victories against young O-linemen and veterans alike, including David Andrews. Barmore burst off the line at each snap, then ran through and by his competition, shedding blocks like a seasoned pro. His raw pass-rushing talent is unmatched among Patriot D-linemen." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Mason dealt Barmore his only loss in 1-on-1s. He also stopped Lawrence Guy." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Barmore did not finish practice, pulling up with an apparent left foot injury. He had both feet re-taped during the final team periods." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Rookie T Christian Barmore spent time with trainers on the sideline as he appeared to have an issue with his left foot or ankle. Eventually he removed both cleats and was retaped. He then joined his teammates, walking with a slight limp, and watched the final periods" - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"The first individual battles between linemen were eye-opening, with Barmore turning in a ridiculously impressive performance, going at least 5-0 (the trench warfare is partially obscured by players). Not bad for a rookie. He beat David Andrews, Will Sherman (twice), R.J. Prince, and Alex Redmond." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"When Barmore and Montravius Adams hit the sled at the same time, I swore I heard tsunami warning bells going off. Yes, the earth quaked." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"The pass-rushing 1-on-1s are always a highlight and two defensive players who really stood out were rookie defensive tackle Christian Barmore and second-year linebacker Josh Uche. " - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"Barmore used his explosive first step and heavy punch combined with some absurd grip strength to ragdoll offensive linemen on two occasions. " - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"Barmore needed medical attention later in practice to check on his right foot. His progress will be watched, especially with free agent Henry Anderson missing Tuesday’s workout after getting on Monday." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"Barmore, defensive tackle Montravius Adams and outside linebacker Tashawn Bower all enjoyed brief time with the starting group Monday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"There were so many strong plays from the defense, whether it was Phillips and Mills coverage or pressure from defensive tackles Davon Godchaux and Christian Barmore. " - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

WR N'Keal Harry (41)
"With Agholor out, Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne, N’Keal Harry and Kristian Wilkerson rotated as the top receivers in team drills." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Harry had his quietest day in a week without a catch on two targets in team drills. Overall, Harry has a better connection with Jones (10 catches, 14 targets) than Newton (four catches, 11 targets)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"WR N'Keal Harry: Showing out in the one-on-ones is great (he split his two reps today), but he needs to start showing up in the competitive periods or he's just playing flag football." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"Harry caught one of two targets in team drills, but he was outstanding in earlier positional work. He made a nice leaping catch over Myles Bryant then beat Dugger on a go route for a long gain in a two-on-two and three-on-three period." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"The WR with a standing trade request from his agent continued his resurgence with another impressive practice. He dominated one-on-ones, made a highlight-reel catch in the end zone, and was basically all over the field. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"It's now official — Harry is stacking success over multiple days." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"N’Keal Harry had one of the best practices of his career. The receiver looked dominant during 3-on-3 and 1-on-1 drills. Harry was 4-0 in those drills. That included a highlight reel diving touchdown catch in 1-on-1s." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"After shaking third-year corner Joejuan Williams at the line, Harry flew downfield during a 1-on-1 drill with all eyes on him. Cam Newton immediately lofted a high-arching pass toward the left sideline, a ball that seemed destined to land a step or two ahead of Harry as he sprinted from the numbers toward the pylon. Instead, after eyeing the ball’s flight starting at the 10-yard line, Harry dove at precisely the right moment over the goal line and secured a full-extension, over-the-shoulder grab as he rolled into the end zone." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Harry shined in 3-on-3 and 1-on-1 drills, but was quiet in team periods. He finished with one catch on two targets; the incompletion a long Newton overthrow." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"N'Keal Harry had another strong practice. He looks like a new player." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Top targets in team drills: Harry (4/6), Bourne (1/6, drop), Wilkerson (2/4, drop), Henry (3/3)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Another padded practice brought out more 1-on-1 reps. Highlights for the receivers were from Wilkerson, Isaiah Zuber and Marvin Hall. Each of the players went 2-0 against the cornerbacks. Wilkerson beat Jackson on one rep. For the cornerbacks, Williams stood out, going 2-0 with a pass breakup. He had wins over receivers Nelson Agholor and Harry." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Harry looked dominant in 1-on-1s on Monday. On Thursday, the receiver struggled. He was flagged for a push-off in his first rep and then dropped the ball in his second. Harry went 0-3, which included an incomplete on an errant pass from Jones." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Harry’s effort as a blocker is impressive. He’s got some nastiness to that area of his game — frequently irritating the defense — and it’s consistent with each opportunity in camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Harry caught all six targets in team drills, including a slant pass thrown a step too far ahead of him he secured by going full extension. He beat J.C. Jackson on the slant and Joejuan Williams on three other reps. Whether Harry stays in New England or gets traded, he’s helped himself this summer." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Top targets in team drills: Jakobi Meyers (5/7), N’Keal Harry (6/6), Kendrick Bourne (4/7), James White (4/4), Hunter Henry (2/4)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Harry had his best training camp practice in three years. He caught all six targets, ran sharp routes, competed for the ball and added one spectacular play. Harry had caught five of his 11 targets from Newton and Jones during the opening six practices, so this was the type of performance the Patriots have badly sought from their 2019 first-rounder." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"He's had three strong days of practice, but still seems firmly behind Nelson Agholor, Jakobi Meyers, and Kendrick Bourne on the depth chart." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"On Wednesday, wide receiver N’Keal Harry had one of his best practices in quite some time. He finished with six catches on six targets. He even saved Newton, diving out to make a great catch on an inaccurate throw. Harry might have saved an interception on the play. Harry beat Jackson for a nice reception and beat cornerback Joejuan Williams twice in 7-on-7s." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/04/21

"Harry has been slowly building during this camp and today was his coming out party as he caught at least six passes, and several were either off the ground or competitive balls. Harry's doing a great job using his body and being more precise. He doesn't look like he's thinking through everything." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"He was in this spot yesterday and said he needed to start stacking days. That's two, at least. This is exactly why we were disappointed in Harry's trade request. He's a good player and this is his time, with a big opportunity. Keep competing, Big Fella. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"Harry has had his moments but has only caught 3 of 6 balls from Newton and 2 of 5 from Jones in six practices. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Most of his production came early on during 1-on-1 drills, but the most promising element of the three catches was the fact that he was open each time downfield. First he got the better of Joejuan Williams and made a nice leaping catch on a deep ball from Cam Newton. A few plays later he got behind Michael Jackson for another big play, and perhaps the most impressive rep came when he raced past Jonathan Jones, one of the fastest players on the team, to gather in another deep ball down the right sideline. All three plays resulted in gains of 40-plus yards." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"With pads coming on, Harry was able to take advantage of his physicality and jumped back into the spotlight on Tuesday. He shined during one-on-one's, including a twisting back-shoulder grab over Jonathan Jones." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"Top Play: Harry back-shoulder leaping catch against Jonathan Jones that got the crowd riled up. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"Won all three of his reps in one on ones and showed his physical side with the pads on. He's off to a solid start in camp. Needs to start stacking days. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"Harry won all three reps he saw in a head-to-head drill pitting wide receivers against cornerbacks, making contested catch after contested catch. On one such reception, he twisted mid-air to snatch a Newton bomb in the end zone and drew a roar from the crowd. The much-maligned Harry is enjoying his best training camp yet." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"There was a little dustup when N’Keal Harry and Kyle Dugger got tangled up after a play. They were separated but Uche got involved before the matter was broken up." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"With pads on, we saw 1-on-1 drills for the first time. This brought out another star of the day – N’Keal Harry. The receiver went a perfect 3-for-3 in 1-on-1 drills against the cornerbacks. He beat Joejuan Williams, Michael Jackson Sr. and Jonathan Jones. Each catch was a leaping grab. The one over Jones was a beauty – back shoulder deep ball – that had the crowd on its feet." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"One of N’Keal Harry’s two catches started with a quick count and unusual formation, another subtle sign the offense diversified Saturday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Next, Harry made a leaping catch on a high throw on a short hitch to the left side, then Newton hit Smith on a quick hitch. Newton was 8 of 9 against the scout team defense in 11-on-11s." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"He’s dispelling doubts about his arm strength (for the moment) by threading balls through tight coverage, including a dart to N’Keal Harry on an end zone slant that snuck past a defender’s outstretched hand. He also lasered a touchdown to tight end Matt Lacosse on a tightly covered stick route during half-field drills in the low red zone (inside the 10 yard-line)." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"Had a good, solid first day but was mostly invisible Thursday." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/29/21

"No gloves today for Harry. Sometimes, receivers take them off due to rain. Perhaps that’s why he made the change." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"N’Keal Harry caught a back-shoulder throw with Mills in coverage for a touchdown. Harry later beat Virgin for a touchdown in the corner of the end zone." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"The third-year wide receiver has yet to make an impact after being selected in the first round in 2019. But on Wednesday he was able to make a couple of plays and stood out in a positive way. He made a nice catch on a quick, low throw from Newton in traffic. Newton's timing on the play was solid as Harry made the catch immediately coming out of his break with little room to operate. Later Harry was wide open after a quick out route and caught another TD. It wasn't all positive for the embattled receiver as he appeared to on a different page than Jones and had another potential touchdown glance off his hands. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"N’Keal Harry had a good first day of camp, which occurrred after his agent had requested a trade this summer. The receiver finished the day with two nice touchdown catches — one from Newton over cornerback Jalen Mills and another from Jones over defensive back Dee Virgin." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/28/21

"N’Keal Harry had a pair of nice catches. His first was a diving TD grab from Newton, and he had another TD after he dusted Virgin in coverage." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Harry’s first catch was a stellar back-shoulder effort against Jalen Mills in the end zone. Both of his incompletions were the result of poor throws." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

"Jones' highlight was a bounce-back sequence towards the end of practice. After the deflected Godchaux pass, he threw back-to-back touchdowns, one to Gunner Olszewski who was running a crossing route along the end line, and then a perfectly-placed back-corner fade to N'Keal Harry. However, Jones also had to run a lap after fumbling a snap." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 7/28/21

"Jakobi Meyers wasn’t targeted by Newton or Jones, while Harry had a couple late touchdowns to create some early momentum in the chase for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

LB Chase Winovich (7)
"A bunch of the rehabbing players were spotted on the lower conditioning field, including Gilmore, Winovich, Cowart, Folk, and McGrone." - Jim McBride,
Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Chase Winovich is nowhere to be seen." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Gilmore, Winovich, McGrone, Bledsoe, Asiasi and Cowart also did some conditioning work. It’s the first time Asiasi has been present." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"A number of players, including Gilmore and Winovich, worked out on the lower field." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Winovich, Gilmore, Cowart and Stevenson were at the team’s facility on Wednesday." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"In addition to Gilmore, the PUP list included Jarrett Stidham, Dalton Keene, Chase Winovich, Terez Hall, Byron Cowart, Devin Smith, Brandon King, Kyle Van Noy and Trent Brown. Rookies Rhamondre Stevenson, Joshuah Bledsoe and Cameron McGrone opened camp on the non-football injury list." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

DB Stephon Gilmore (7)
"A bunch of the rehabbing players were spotted on the lower conditioning field, including Gilmore, Winovich, Cowart, Folk, and McGrone." - Jim McBride,
Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"He's been seen doing conditioning drills but otherwise has not been visible." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/04/21

"Gilmore, Winovich, McGrone, Bledsoe, Asiasi and Cowart also did some conditioning work. It’s the first time Asiasi has been present." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"A number of players, including Gilmore and Winovich, worked out on the lower field." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Winovich, Gilmore, Cowart and Stevenson were at the team’s facility on Wednesday." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Stephon Gilmore was not on the field for practice as he opens camp on the physically unable to perform list. Gilmore is working his way back from surgery to repair his torn quad. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

DL Byron Cowart (5)
"A bunch of the rehabbing players were spotted on the lower conditioning field, including Gilmore, Winovich, Cowart, Folk, and McGrone." - Jim McBride,
Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Byron Cowart keeps spending more and more time watching practice. Seems like he's getting close." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Gilmore, Winovich, McGrone, Bledsoe, Asiasi and Cowart also did some conditioning work. It’s the first time Asiasi has been present." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Winovich, Gilmore, Cowart and Stevenson were at the team’s facility on Wednesday." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

QB Cam Newton (129)
"Cam Newton continued to find Jonnu Smith underneath during 7-on-7s. Smith has been among his favorite targets in camp." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Cam Newton was 11 of 17 (one drop) with an interception in competitive team drills, including 6 of 12 with the interception and dropped pass in 11-on-11s against the starting defense. Newton now has seven interceptions in camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Newton’s targets: Sony Michel (1 of 1), Kendrick Bourne (2 of 2), Jakobi Meyers (3 of 3), Jonnu Smith (2 of 4, interception), Kristian Wilkerson (1 of 4, drop), N’Keal Harry (0 of 1), James White (2 of 2)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Newton wasn’t bad on Monday, completing 65% of his throws (11-for-17), but he had an interception and then struggled in the final 2-minute period. The veteran was intercepted by Adrian Phillips on a throw that was behind tight end Jonnu Smith. Four plays prior to his interception, Newton was almost picked off by Kyle Van Noy." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"During the final period, Newton was victimized by a Kristian Wilkerson drop, but he finished 2-for-5 in the 2-minute drill. His final pass was intended for Smith in the end zone, but Phillips was there to deflect the ball and give the defense the win." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"Newton did have one of the best throws of the day when he hit James White on a 25-yard wheel route. The pass was perfect and White made a very nice over-the-shoulder catch with linebacker Anfernee Jennings in coverage. That was the play of the day. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"Cam Newton: 5 for 10, drop, sack, INT; 3.11 seconds from snap to throw." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"Cam Newton was 13 of 16 with an interception in competitive team drills, so he rebounded nicely after a couple inconsistent practices. He was 6 of 6 in 11-on-11s against the starting defense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Newton’s targets: Sony Michel (1 of 1), Jakobi Meyers (3 of 5, interception), Kristian Wilkerson (3 of 3), Marvin Hall (1 of 1), N’Keal Harry (0 of 1), Kendrick Bourne (2 of 2), James White (2 of 2), Matt LaCosse (1 of 1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Cam Newton: 8 of 11, sack, INT, 2.92 seconds average snap to throw" - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Top Plays: Newton's perfect pass over the shoulder of Wilkerson some 40 yards down field. Great throw." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Overall, Newton had a solid practice completing 81% of his throws in team drills, finishing 11-of-16 to go with an interception. The veteran’s pick happened during 7-on-7s when he threw a pass behind Jakobi Meyers." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Cam Newton: 13/16, INT" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"After a couple tough mid-week practices, Newton closed Sunday going 6-of-6 against the starting defense, including a period in the tight red zone, where he’s often found trouble. On those throws, he found Meyers twice, tight end Matt LaCosse in the flat for a touchdown, Bourne on a slant, James White and Wilkerson deep. Including a 7-on-7 period where he threw a pick to Devin McCourty, Newton completed 80% of his passes against the Patriots’ defensive starters." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Sunday brought the most accurate passing day of training camp, with Newton delivering a catchable pass on 81.25% of his throws and Jones close behind at 78.26%." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"On the plus side, Newton got the ball out much quicker against blitz pressure and played more decisively. " - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Newton was intercepted in the end zone and had two other passes broken up, plays indicative of nothing more than overeager defenders." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Newton was better than yesterday, but in the practices that focus on the passing scheme, he's struggling because he needs to see it. He was well late on a crosser to Nelson Agholor. On another pass, he was so late the DB might have committed pass interference." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Cam Newton: 6 of 11, 2.89 seconds average snap to throw" - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Cam Newton: 5/11 (61/103, 5 INTs, 5 drops)" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Newton disappointed at the start, going 2-of-5 against the scout-team defense in a full-team period. Next, he looked hesitant over a 7-on-7 drill, firing low for Bourne and double-clutching before firing behind N’Keal Harry." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Between those throws, he hit tight ends Jonnu Smith and Matt LaCosse for short completions. All of Newton’s completions were made within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"On Thursday, Newton struggled in his limited full-team reps, finishing 2-of-6. The quarterback started 1-of-4 and never got into a rhythm. In 7-on-7s, Newton finished 2-of-4 with his best throw going to tight end Jonnu Smith through a small window. Overall, Newton finished 4-of-10 (40%) on the day." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Newton is 79-of-131, completing 60% of his throws in team drills this summer. He also has five interceptions." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Cam Newton was 4 of 10 in competitive team drills during the rain-soaked practice. His accuracy was a bit off for the second consecutive practice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Newton’s targets: N’Keal Harry (0 of 2), Kendrick Bourne (1 of 4), Jonnu Smith (1 of 1), Matt LaCosse (1 of 1), Nelson Agholor (0 of 1), Jakobi Meyers (1 of 1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Cam Newton threw two interceptions in live team drills Wednesday and almost tossed a third, after edging out first-round rookie Mac Jones over the first week of training camp." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"He’ll bounce back, but the quarterback who practiced Wednesday would not hold his starting job for long. Were it not for Harry’s full-extension grab, Newton would have finished with a completion percentage below 50%. And were it not for a Jackson drop, his interception total would’ve hit three." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Newton’s catchable pass rate sunk to 61.5% in team drills, well below Jones’ 87%." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Cam Newton was erratic a day after his best practice of training camp, and he was 7 of 13 (one drop) with two interceptions in competitive team drills. He now has five interceptions in seven practices. Newton continued to lead off every period." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Newton’s targets: Kendrick Bourne (2 of 3), Henry (2 of 3, interception), Jakobi Meyers (1 of 3, interception), Sony Michel (1 of 2, drop), Nelson Agholor (0 of 1), N’Keal Harry (1 of 1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"After posting his best performance of the year on Tuesday, Newton leveled out somewhat on Wednesday. He was 7-of-13 throwing the ball in team drills with two interceptions." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"Newton's second pick was the result of a timing play by J.C. Jackson. Jackson lurked behind Jakobi Meyers in 7-on-7's, then jumped a curl route for the INT. " - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"Cam Newton went 7 of 13 with a pair of interceptions. He had a particularly rough patch during a seven-on-seven period that began with a J.C. Jackson pick and a Jackson pass breakup; both throws were intended for Jakobi Meyers. Newton also was picked by Adrian Colbert during a full-team session that was played at less than full tempo." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/04/21

"Newton played better in 11-on-11s, finishing 5-of-7 with the interception. In 7-on-7s, he finished 2-of-6 with the interception. Overall, Newton went 7-of-13 (54%) in team drills. Out of his six incomplete passes, defensive players got their hands on three, two were overthrown and one was dropped by running back Sony Michel." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/04/21

"After a couple practices of gains, Newton took a big step back today. He was late and inaccurate on his miscues." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"Cam Newton: 4 of 10, INT, drop. 2.93 seconds snap to throw." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"We'll give him a one day pass. But if this Newton keeps showing up with more consistency, he is going to lose his job." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"Cam Newton continued to monopolize the leadoff reps in every period and completed 11 of 17 passes (one drop, one throwaway) in competitive team drills. He had the two best throws of the day with a 50-yard touchdown to Nelson Agholor on a deep post to the front-right corner of the end zone and a red-zone touchdown to Hunter Henry on a fade to the back of the end zone. Both were perfectly placed balls." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Newton’s targets: Henry (1 of 2), N’Keal Harry (0 of 1), Kendrick Bourne (1 of 1), Jonnu Smith (3 of 3), Brandon Bolden (2 of 2), Sony Michel (2 of 2), Gunner Olszewski (1 of 2, drop), Matt LaCosse (0 of 1), Kristian Wilkerson (0 of 1), Agholor (1 of 1) and a throwaway." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Newton is 12 of 15 when targeting Smith, and the Patriots are clearly working on ways to get the ball to Smith to help him run after the catch. Henry (7 of 16) and Meyers (7 of 11) have caught the second-most passes from Newton." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"So far in camp, Newton is 5 of 10 when targeting Agholor, while Jones is 7 of 14 (one drop). Many of those throws have been down the field, so there’s a higher degree of difficulty." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Newton was a bit erratic in early 7-on-7 work as Kyle Dugger knocked away a pass intended for Hunter Henry and later he underthrew Harry on a deep ball. Jones made a good throw to Jakobi Meyers on his first rep, hitting the receiver on a deep crossing route." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"Newton executed a terrific play action fake in the red zone before finding Henry open behind Dugger for a touchdown. Nice execution on the play and the defense took a lap shortly after." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"As for Cam Newton, he put together another strong day. He was 5-of-7 in competitive periods, highlighted by a rainbow dropped over the shoulder of Hunter Henry in the back of the end zone, with Kyle Dugger right on him in tight coverage. There's still a ways to go, but a few more days like today and it may be safe to say Newton is 'running away' with the starting QB job." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"His best toss of the day was a highlight 50-yard score to Nelson Agholor on a deep crossing route that beat Dugger. He also dropped a perfectly thrown end fade into Hunter Henry’s breadbasket from 15-yards out in the red zone, fitting it in before a trailing Dugger could get there." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"Newton had a sideline throw on 7-on-7s to Smith that, despite being caught, drew some jeers from the media tent at first glance. As Smith ran a wheel route against zone coverage, Newton threw the ball high and along the sideline to Smith, who stopped to snare the ball and get both feet in bounds for a beautiful catch." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"Had really comfortable day all around and also looks very comfortable with the mobile aspects of the position when his number gets called." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"After underthrowing or overshooting his deep targets through most of camp, Newton delivered a pinpoint long ball to Nelson Agholor to cap a physical 11-on-11 period. Agholor had blazed through the Pats secondary on a post route, and with second-year safety Kyle Dugger in tow, snagged Newton’s bomb in stride as he crossed the goal line. The pass covered almost 50 yards in the air, just like they drew it up." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"As a passer, Newton’s catchable pass rate hit 62.5% in team periods. Jones’ was at 50%, with two turnover-worthy plays." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Newton finished 4-of-6 in competitive 11-on-11 drills, after two underthrown deep balls at the start. Kyle Dugger deflected one up the left sideline to Hunter Henry, and the other hit backup corner Michael Jackson in the back during his coverage of N’Keal Harry on a go route." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Cam Newton’s touchdown passes to Nelson Agholor (45-50 yards in the air) and Hunter Henry (seam pass to the right corner of the end zone) were the best of the day and Newton’s top tosses of the summer. S Kyle Dugger was in coverage on both plays." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"But on Tuesday, Newton looked fully in command. It started in 1-on-1 drills where both quarterbacks were throwing to receivers matched up on the outside. Newton -- who always throws with a lot of oomph -- had the best completion of that session with a back-shoulder completion to N’Keal Harry who was matched up with Jonathan Jones." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"Newton had two stellar throws in 11-on-11 – a 50-yard hookup with Nelson Agholor over safety Kyle Dugger and another throw to tight end Hunter Henry that came off play-action near the goal line. That one also came on Dugger." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"Overall, Newton completed 11-of-17 (65%) passes in team drills." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"Cam Newton once again led off every period and was 14 of 21 (one drop) with an interception in competitive team drills. It was his first interception since the opening practice of camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Newton’s targets: Jonnu Smith (2 of 3), Damien Harris (2 of 2), Jakobi Meyers (4 of 5, interception), Kristian Wilkerson (2 of 2), Matt LaCosse (1 of 1), Kendrick Bourne (0 of 2), Nelson Agholor (1 of 2), Hunter Henry (1 of 1), Brandon Bolden (0 of 1), James White (1 of 1), Sony Michel (0 of 1, drop)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"On the day, Newton was 6 of 11 in 11-on-11s against the starting defense. Jones, whose work again came with the backup offensive line, was 6 of 10 against the starting defense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Most telling stretch was a playaction bomb from Jones to Isaiah Zuber, who beat Dee Virgin and D’Angelo Ross, for a touchdown. On a similar play, Newton overshot Smith by 10 yards. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Newton made a nice, decisive read to Meyers in the red zone in 1.87 seconds." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Newton also had nice placement behind Kristian Wilkerson at the goal line to keep him away from the defender. Newton had some nice plays today." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Newton went 3-of-3 in the high red zone, around an option run and a rushing touchdown. He hit Jakobi Meyers twice, and practice-squad wideout Kristian Wilkerson, before Jones re-entered and endured his own 0-for-3 stretch." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Newton’s catchable pass rate hit a camp-high 75% on the day, while Jones was a tick higher at 78.5%, another personal best." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"One of Newton’s worst misses was a tough end to a strong progression. He stared down the single-high safety in the middle early in 11-on-11s, glanced right and then whipped left to hit Jonnu Smith down the seam, only the ball sailed on him." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Newton’s other memorable miss was a slant throw fired wide of Agholor at the 4-yard line, the final snap of the day. Bill Belichick had called for a “gotta have it” situation, and once the pass fell incomplete, a few offensive players called for a penalty on Jalen Mills, who was in coverage. But no flag was thrown, so the entire offense took a long lap." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Jones took advantage of those expanded reps, and for the first time this summer had more attempts than Newton. He finished the day 16-of-21, while Newton was 9-of-14 with an interception." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"Cam Newton targeted Nelson Agholor on an inside slant, but the pass was challenged by Jalen Mills and fell incomplete. As a result the entire offense - coaching staff included - had to run a lap around both practice fields." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"Both quarterbacks had a solid start on Monday with each starting 3-for-3 in 11-on-11 drills. In the second period, however, Newton struggled, going 3-of-7. One play that was noteworthy was Newton missing a wide open Jonnu Smith downfield. After that, Jones stayed on the field for 14 plays in a row." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/02/21

"Newton was 6-of-10 to start practice after his tough second period. The veteran settled down in the red zone going 3-for-3 with a nice touchdown pass to Jakobi Meyers." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/02/21

"Newton finished 9-of-14 (64%) in 1-on-11 drills Monday. He went 5-of-7 with an interception in 7-on-7 drills. The lone pick of the day went to Ja’Whaun Bentley, who jumped up in front of a Newton pass intended for Meyers." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/02/21

"On Newton's two deep reps, he checked down to Damien Harris and then had a miscommunication/overthrow of Nelson Agholor. The receiver read split safeties (MFO - middle of field open) so he went vertical (which seemed to be the correct read in my lay opinion). Newton read the defense as a post safety (MFC) and they weren't close. His snap to throw time on those two passes were 2.69 and 3.44." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Both Newton and Jones were bad in the initial red zone period with the music on. They weren't really close. That continued for Newton in the final red zone "down and distance" as he was 2 of 5. Jones, however, was a perfect 4 of 4 — with the first team offensive line, with strikes to Kristian Wilkerson, N'Keal Harry, Brandon Bolden (on a playaction pick play) and Jakobi Meyers" - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Cam Newton beautiful tear-drop flag route to Nelson Agholor." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"When periods are very scripted and he has an idea coming in, Newton has improved with his decision-making and accuracy. There's no question he's gotten better since OTAs. But when the plays are called on the fly, and it's a scrimmage situation, Newton struggles, as evidence by his snap to throw time today. Jones was, on average, 0.6 seconds quicker. Newton held one for 8 seconds ... from the 12 yard line!!" - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Newton went 4-for-10, with one attempt wiped away thanks to what likely would have been a defensive pass interference penalty on Adrian Phillips. Newton also would have been sacked by Matt Judon on one rep. " - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/31/21

"In those three-quarter speed reps, Newton went 10-for-11, with a drop by Hunter Henry and two reps that would've been sacks. Together with the truly competitive reps against top-tier defenders, Newton went 14-for-21 in 11-on-11 periods." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/31/21

"Cam Newton continued to build on the momentum he's started late in Thursday's practice. He took more reps than Mac Jones in 11-on-11s and seemed to fare better." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/31/21

"Cam Newton and Mac Jones both opened against the scout-team defense during team drills, leading to 8-of-9 and 6-of-7 starts, respectively. Coverage was generally soft, and they took advantage." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Overall, Jones’ catchable pass rate soared to a camp-high 69%. Newton’s fell just slightly to 66% after hitting 70% on Saturday, his personal best." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Newton was 12 of 21 (one drop, one throwaway) in competitive team drills and missed a few more throws than his crisper Friday session. His targets: Hunter Henry (2 of 4, drop), Jakobi Meyers (2 of 3), Jonnu Smith (2 of 3), Matt LaCosse (2 of 2), N’Keal Harry (1 of 2), Sony Michel (1 of 1), Marvin Hall (0 of 1), Kendrick Bourne (1 of 1), Nelson Agholor (0 of 1), Kristian Wilkerson (1 of 1), Damien Harris (0 of 1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"After slowly ramping up to full speed in the first half of practice against the scout team defense, Jones rotated in for the first truly competitive rep of the day and hit Agholor on a post route. Newton then hit Henry on a slant, but the tight end dropped it." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Next, Harry made a leaping catch on a high throw on a short hitch to the left side, then Newton hit Smith on a quick hitch. Newton was 8 of 9 against the scout team defense in 11-on-11s." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Final takeaways from Saturday: Newton only had one poor throw a day earlier, but his location was off on six throws Saturday. Jones, on the other hand, was consistently on point, but he had a couple of miscommunications and two balls batted at the line of scrimmage. His accuracy and decision making have stood out each day of camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Newton and Jones were a combined 8 of 20 against the starting defense. It won’t get any easier for the offense next week when the Patriots are eligible to practice in pads." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Newton has been on point with Smith (7 of 9), but it’s still a work in progress with Henry (5 of 13, drop, interception) and Agholor (3 of 7). Conversely, Jones is 5 of 9 when targeting Agholor, including a drop, and he still hasn’t targeted Henry." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"It wasn’t a terrible day for either quarterback, but these red zone drills were eye-opening. Heading into the period, Newton was 8-of-9 and Jones was 7-of-8 in team drills. Then the period started with the defense on the heels of the goal line. Newton went 2-of-7 in his first stretch, only hitting Sony Michel and Kendrick Bourne for scores. When it was Jones’ turn, the rookie went 0-for-4.

The Patriots ended practice with a similar set of drills. Newton went 2-of-5 to end practice. He finished 12-of-21, completing 57% of his passes on the day." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"Newton had one of his best passes of camp in the red zone when, after calling for a predetermined alert at the line, quickly got back to his drop and delivered a laser to Bourne on an out in the back right corner of the end zone in just 1.88 seconds. That was the type of decisive Newton we're going to need to see more of for him to hang onto the starting job." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Newton was the best quarterback on the field from start to finish Friday, marking a consistent improvement over the first three days of camp." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"He’s dispelling doubts about his arm strength (for the moment) by threading balls through tight coverage, including a dart to N’Keal Harry on an end zone slant that snuck past a defender’s outstretched hand. He also lasered a touchdown to tight end Matt Lacosse on a tightly covered stick route during half-field drills in the low red zone (inside the 10 yard-line)." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"The veteran also displayed better anticipation Friday throughout practice. One of this best throws of the day came on a corner route to Gunner Olszewski in the final team segment. As with yesterday’s touchdown throw to Brandon Bolden, Newton cut the ball loose before Olszewski turned for the ball and place it well toward the sideline for the score." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"He also finally made some progress connecting with new receiver Nelson Agholor in team drills." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"Newton didn’t start practice too well. His first throw downfield significantly overshot Agholor and he had a screen slapped down by Tashawn Bower." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Newton’s timing on getting the ball out was much, much better on Friday. He had two of his best throws near the goal line, timing up an on-point delivery to Gunner Olszewski that gave corner Jonathan Jones no chance to defend and also ripping a dart to Agholor." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Newton posted his highest catchable pass rate of training camp at 70%. His misses were almost all overthrows." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Newton’s arm still looks appreciably stronger, but he also takes far too long on three to four dropbacks per practice that would likely result in sacks. The snap-to-throw time is the most glaring difference between him and Jones so far." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Cam Newton led off every period for the third consecutive day and completed 14 of 20 passes in team drills. His targets: Jonnu Smith (3 of 3), Nelson Agholor (3 of 5), James White (1 of 2), Damien Harris (1 of 1), N’Keal Harry (1 of 2), Jakobi Meyers (1 of 1), Brandon Bolden (1 of 1), Matt LaCosse (1 of 1), Gunner Olszewski (2 of 3), Hunter Henry (0 of 1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Newton finished strong by going 4 of 4 in the final period against the scout team defense. Agholor made a nice adjustment on a deep post to steal the ball from D’Angelo Ross for a 35-yard touchdown, then Newton hit Meyers on another post, Bolden on a screen and Smith on a drag route." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"With the starting defense on the field, Newton hit Agholor for a touchdown in the left corner, LaCosse for a touchdown on an in-cut against Kyle Dugger then missed Olszewski on a right corner route." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Newton took one more pass at the end of the period and misfired to Henry, who might have run the wrong route because he wasn’t close to the pass then hit the deck for push-ups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Newton finished strong for the second day in a row with a 4-of-5 period to end it. He hit White in the left flat, found a leaping Agholor for a terrific catch in the back of the end zone against J.C. Jackson, then Olszewski with a perfect ball in the right corner of the end zone against Jon Jones and Olszewski again on a left out. Newton’s final throw was intentionally high in the back of the end zone for Harry, who was draped by Jackson." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Newton was overall the better quarterback because he got the results. He only had one true shank, although his downfield accuracy was spotty. Still, Newton made five terrific throws and was more consistent." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Newton and Agholor finally found a rhythm. Newton was 1 of 4 when targeting him in minicamp, and they missed their first three attempts of training camp before hitting their last three Friday, all of which were touchdowns. After practice, Newton noted the importance to get some passes to Agholor on film to build their chemistry." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Newton is still just 3 of 9 with an interception while targeting Henry. After a good burst to close Thursday’s practice, Newton missed his only target to Henry on Friday." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Oddly enough, the two quarterbacks are a combined 2 of 9 when targeting Meyers." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"The veteran quarterback completed 14-of-20 passes, hitting 70% of his targets. Newton started Friday’s session on a slow note, completing 2-of-5 passes in the first two 11-on-11 periods. There were some awkward incomplete passes during that time frame, but Newton turned on the burners hitting his next six targets in a row. That stretch included two nice touchdown passes to Harry and Smith.

Newton kept up that pace for most of practice. He looked great in the last full-team period as well, hitting 4-of-5 passes. That included touchdowns to Agholor (over J.C. Jackson) and Gunner Olszewski (over Jonathan Jones). The veteran looked more comfortable on Friday and has the edge over Jones in this quarterback competition." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"Cam Newton led off every team period for the second consecutive practice and completed 9 of 15 passes. He closed the day with a 5-of-6 red-zone period when he was decisive, sharp and very impressive. It was the best period from either quarterback in the two days of camp. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"They broke into seven-on-sevens during the next team period, and Newton opened with back-to-back swing passes to Michel and Taylor. Michel made a nice adjustment to the ball that was slightly off target." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Newton is 17 of 30 with two interceptions through two practices. Jones is 17 of 32 without any picks." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Newton went 5-for-6 with a crisp performance that included a strike to Jonnu Smith off of play-action and two straight touchdown tosses to Brandon Bolden and Henry." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/29/21

"Newton had a great completion to Brandon Bolden as the incumbent fit the ball into a tight window." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/29/21

"Newton looked better on Thursday than he did on Day 1 of camp. Overall, he completed 64% of his passes (9-of-14) in team drills and finished the day without an interception. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/29/21

"During 7-on-7 work, Newton’s reaction was noticeably slow and, at times, he held the ball too long. The quarterback finished 3-for-4 in that drill, but all three completions were dump-offs to running backs." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/29/21

"During one of the walkthroughs, Cam Newton and Mac Jones alternated reps with many of the offensive veterans. Hoyer, meanwhile, took all the reps with many of the rookies and younger players against a number of defensive veterans." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Newton held the ball a bit longer than Jones at times, but neither enjoyed much consistent success finding open targets." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"Jones took snaps from David Andrews before practice while Newton worked with Ted Karras and Hoyer was with Marcus Martin. What does that mean? Likely nothing." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"Cam Newton led off all drills on Day 1 of camp. The veteran quarterback had an up-and-down day on Wednesday. He finished the day in team drills with 8 passes completed in 14 attempts with two interceptions. That included going 5-of-10 with those two picks in 11-on-11 drills. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/28/21

"Newton, who had all of the starter reps, hit the end zone on a keeper and didn’t stop, heading toward the stands for a little facetime with the fans. That move was a crowd-pleaser." - Karen Guregian, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

"Cam Newton’s catchable pass rate in team periods was 66%. His accuracy waned as the end, with two bad throws preceding his pick to Phillips, which was thrown well behind Hunter Henry." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

"Newton started strong — going 8-of-11 — but his first three incompletions were pass breakups; an indication he needs to improve his ball placement in tighter windows. On the plus side, his arm looked more live compared to the spring." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

"Newton had two interceptions on the day. The first came on a pass dropped by James White that popped into the air (not his fault) — White even ran a lap for the drop. But the second was a bad throw behind Hunter Henry in the end zone that was picked by safety Adrian Phillips. While he was generally decent in terms of accuracy, his last segment, which ended with four straight misses, stood out in the wrong way." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/28/21

"Between the weather and the defense, Newton finished 8-for-15 with two picks, while Jones was 9-of-19. Still, each QB had their highlight moment. For Newton, it came early in practice in 11-on-11 red zone drills. With all his receivers covered, Newton scrambled to his left and just managed to sneak inside the pylon for a touchdown. He then struck a pose in front of the bleachers, and the fans went wild." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 7/28/21

"The Patriots’ first competitive team period was 11-on-11s against the scout team defense, and Newton opened with a scramble for a touchdown. After two called runs, he hit Smith on a quick swing pass on a run-pass option." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

"Next, in a seven-on-seven period, Newton opened with a swing pass to Harris, got broken up by Jalen Mills on a bid for Henry then found Wilkerson for a touchdown against J.C. Jackson in the back of the end zone. That was Newton’s best throw of the day. He closed the period with a late-read touchdown to Bourne against Michael Jackson." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

"In the final 11-on-11 period, Newton opened with a checkdown to Henry over the middle and a nice back-shoulder touchdown to Harry. His next throw to Henry was broken up by Phillips, then it appeared Ross ran the wrong route on an incompletion to the end zone. Newton then severely sailed a ball to Bourne in the left corner of the end zone and ended his afternoon by throwing behind Henry in the end zone to get intercepted by Phillips." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

"Newton’s inconsistent accuracy was his biggest issue, especially on his final two throws of practice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

"Worst Play - Newton's interception to Hunter Henry. First of all, he took forever in the pocket, rolled to right and then threw across his body and behind Henry, who never had a chance. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

"For Newton, whose effectiveness inside the 20 has long been based on his running ability, an unpadded (meaning no real running-game reps) red-zone practice led to some moments of indecisiveness and a couple of turnovers." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/28/21

"Newton was consistently the first quarterback up in team drills, and he worked with players who would be considered starters throughout." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/28/21

"Newton had his moments as a passer, too. He hit four of his first five throws of the practice, and his back-shoulder completion to N'Keal Harry near the end of the session was an objectively good pitch and catch. " - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 7/28/21

QB Brian Hoyer (24)
"Backup Brian Hoyer participated in two competitive 11-on-11 periods. He finished 4-of-9 with an interception to Harvey Langi." - Mark Daniels,
Providence Journal - 8/10/21

"Brian Hoyer was 5 of 11 in one period with the scout team offense and one with the backups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Brian Hoyer was 5 of 6 in his lone period with the scout team offense against the starting defense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Brian Hoyer was 0 of 3 in his lone period with the scout team." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Brian Hoyer was 4 of 6 with his first interception of camp, although Devin Ross pulled up with an apparent hamstring injury and Jon Jones capitalized with the pick. He had one period with the scout team offense against the starting defense and another with the starting offense against the backup defense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Quarterback Brian Hoyer was intercepted by cornerback Jonathan Jones on a throw meant for receiver Devin Ross. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/04/21

"Brian Hoyer completed both of his passes in seven-on-sevens. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Brian Hoyer was 5 of 5 in a period with the scout team offense against the starting defense, although Dont’a Hightower might have been able to break up a couple of those passes if there were live contact. Jake Dolegala didn’t have any reps during competitive periods." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"There's one QB on the field with total mastery of the Patriots' system and it's inherent timing, and it's Hoyer." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Brian Hoyer had a nice day, completing 11 of 15 passes. He worked with the starters, second-stringers, and scout team." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Brian Hoyer was 11 of 15. He got one period with the starters (3 of 3), one with the backups (5 of 7) and one with the scout team (3 of 5)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Brian Hoyer had another solid day. The veteran finished 11-of-15 (73%) and had no problem in the red zone – albeit against the team’s backups. In the last rep, Hoyer hit Kristian Wilkerson for a touchdown and the coaches made the defensive players do pushups after the score." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"Brian Hoyer tucked in a similarly gorgeous fade to Marvin Hall, who shed Joejuan Williams in coverage and showed great body control to haul it in." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

"Brian Hoyer was 12 of 17 and split his time with the scout team and third string. Jake Dolegala didn’t get any competitive team reps." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Brian Hoyer finished 13-for-23 (56%) on the day. He had a nice connection with Olszewski, who was all over practice on Friday." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"Brian Hoyer was 12 of 14 and split time as the scout-team quarterback while also working with the third string. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Brian Hoyer hooked up with Fumagalli for a couple of touchdowns early in practice. Fumagalli, a fourth-year tight end out of Wisconsin, arrived during the spring but has shown some ability in his short time with the team. He later caught another TD from Newton." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"Had a good bounceback day after a rough start working mostly with third and fourth-teamers. But he's getting a lot of reps, which was why the Patriots brought in another QB. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/29/21

"Brian Hoyer received more 11-on-11 reps than any quarterback on the day, finishing 12-for-14 (86%). He didn’t participate in 7-on-7 work. Hoyer has a growing connection with tight end Tony Fumagalli. The fourth-year veteran caught five passes on the day and four were from Hoyer. Three of those receptions were touchdowns." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/29/21

"During one of the walkthroughs, Cam Newton and Mac Jones alternated reps with many of the offensive veterans. Hoyer, meanwhile, took all the reps with many of the rookies and younger players against a number of defensive veterans." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Jones took snaps from David Andrews before practice while Newton worked with Ted Karras and Hoyer was with Marcus Martin. What does that mean? Likely nothing." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"Brian Hoyer received more reps than any quarterback in full-team drills. The veteran completed 8 of 17 passes and didn’t have any 7-on-7 reps." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/28/21

"Hoyer threw balls to the running backs during individual drills while Josh McDaniels and assistant QB coach Bo Hardegree held a tutorial session with Newton and Jones." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Meanwhile, Brian Hoyer finished 9-of-17. With Jarrett Stidham on PUP, Hoyer appeared to get double the reps, instead of all three quarterbacks splitting the time. As a result, Hoyer was on the field quite a bit." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 7/28/21

WR Kristian Wilkerson (34)
"With Agholor out, Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne, N’Keal Harry and Kristian Wilkerson rotated as the top receivers in team drills." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Jake Bailey was another star of the day. The All-Pro punter had a couple booming punts early in practice. One looked to be around 50 yards and was touched down before the goal line by Kristian Wilkerson. Another, with great range, bounced before the end zone and back around the 2-yard line. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/10/21

"Wilkerson was again well-targeted but had as many catches (two) as drops. He now has a team-high three drops in team drills." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"WR Kristian Wilkerson: After starting to climb the ranks, fell back to Earth with two drops." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"Wilkerson had his most active practice by a wide margin. He caught 7 of 11 targets from Newton and Jones. However, Jones’ final four attempts for Wilkerson were incomplete, including three pass breakups and the one incompletion when Wilkerson didn’t seem to expect the ball to hit him that quickly. Wilkerson had nine total catches in team drills prior to Sunday." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"WR Kristian Wilkerson: Keeps making plays all over the field, and looks very comfortable." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Kristian Wilkerson and Jalen Mills got into the first scuffle of camp and had to be separated. I think Mills, who likes to use his mouth during drills, was the odds-on favorite to be in the first kerfuffle. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Wilkerson also had a solid showing and continues to stick out in practice. He went 2-1 in 1-on-1s and beat J.C. Jackson on one rep. Wilkerson had a team-high seven receptions in team drills on Sunday." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Wilkerson finished a close runner-up, seeing a team-high 11 targets in team drills and finishing with seven catches." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Wilkerson hauled in a 50-yard deep ball from Newton during an 11-on-11 work against the starters, and better yet, took snaps ahead of Harry. Over his six other receptions, Wilkerson won on three slants, a drag route and beat J.C. Jackson and Joejuan Williams. He also flashed in blocking drills, using his rock-solid 6-foot-1, 215-pound frame to steer defensive backs clear out of plays." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Top targets in team drills: Kristian Wilkerson (7/11), Jakobi Meyers (7/8), Kendrick Bourne (4/4)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Staying at wide receiver, Kristian Wilkerson ran with the Blue Team starters. He forms the top five receivers in camp with Agholor, Kendrick Bourne, Jakobi Meyers and N’Keal Harry." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Drops in team drills: Bourne, Wilkerson, Marvin Hall." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Top Plays: Kristian Wilkerson beating JC Jackson clean at the line for a tough catch." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Kristian Wilkerson (get used to that name) had another fine day, the highlight coming when he beat Joejuan Williams on a deep sideline go route and snagged a Jones pass." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"Jones targeted second-year wideout Kristian Wilkerson three times, as Wilkerson continues to get more run with the starting group. No receiver had a better day than Harry." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Top targets in team drills: Harry (4/6), Bourne (1/6, drop), Wilkerson (2/4, drop), Henry (3/3)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Another padded practice brought out more 1-on-1 reps. Highlights for the receivers were from Wilkerson, Isaiah Zuber and Marvin Hall. Each of the players went 2-0 against the cornerbacks. Wilkerson beat Jackson on one rep. For the cornerbacks, Williams stood out, going 2-0 with a pass breakup. He had wins over receivers Nelson Agholor and Harry." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Kristian Wilkerson took snaps with the starting offense ahead of Gunner Olszewski. Wilkerson remains a sleeper candidate to make the final 53." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Wilkerson has earned increased reps with the starting offense in recent days. Beyond Agholor, Bourne and Meyers — and maybe Olszewski, who has an advantage as an All-Pro punt returner — there’s a wide-open competition at receiver." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Top targets in team drills: Devin Ross (2/2), Henry (1/2), Agholor (1/2), Kristian Wilkerson (0/2)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Newton also had nice placement behind Kristian Wilkerson at the goal line to keep him away from the defender. Newton had some nice plays today." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Second-year wideout Kristian Wilkerson took more reps with the starters than most practices last week, likely a reward for his surprisingly strong camp. He caught both his targets in team drills." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Wilkerson had a solid day of practice. He hauled in four catches, all of which were touchdowns. The scores came from Newton (one), Jones (one) and Hoyer (two)." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"No. 17 keeps showing up making plays, but I wouldn't go overboard or anything." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Wilkerson’s four catches impressed, though he caught two in front of backup corner Michael Jackson, Joejuan Williams and one against Jalen Mills." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Kristian Wilkerson has had a nice camp. The receiver, who spent most of last season on the practice squad, has flashed good route running, quickness, and Velcro hands." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Brian Hoyer had another solid day. The veteran finished 11-of-15 (73%) and had no problem in the red zone – albeit against the team’s backups. In the last rep, Hoyer hit Kristian Wilkerson for a touchdown and the coaches made the defensive players do pushups after the score." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"Wilkerson got a sky ball over Dee Virgin for a touchdown." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Devin McCourty broke up Jones’ pass for Wilkerson." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson had the catch of the day with a leaping grab over Virgin." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/28/21

"Kristian Wilkerson’s catch of a Brian Hoyer toss was swell, as the second-year receiver elevated over Dee Virgin to snag it in mid-air while falling back." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"A second-year wideout with elite physical tools, Wilkerson largely went unnoticed last season after he signed to the Pats’ practice squad in September. On Wednesday, it was impossible to miss him. Breaking toward the back right pylon in a red-zone drill, Wilkerson couldn’t shake backup corner Dee Virgin at the start of his fade route. So as Brian Hoyer’s pass floated closer, Wilkerson elevated up and over Virgin to snatch the ball. He wrestled possession away at the catch point, then fell flat on his back and finally rose with the roar of the crowd in celebration." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Wilkerson, LaCosse and Damien Harris tied with a team-high three catches." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

DB Dee Virgin (16)
"Pass defenses: McCourty (interception), Michael Jackson (interception, pass breakup), J.C. Jackson (pass breakup), Virgin (pass breakup)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Jackson Sr. and Dee Virgin also had pass breakups." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson, Michael Jackson, Dee Virgin." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Virgin allowed the most catches in team drills with three, which all were made consecutively by Wilkerson, Olszewski and Harry on throws from Mac Jones." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"PBUs: Jackson, Virgin" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Backup cornerbacks Justin Bethel, Michael Jackson and Dee Virgin all tied for most catches allowed in team drills with two. Jackson also added a defensive holding call." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Most telling stretch was a playaction bomb from Jones to Isaiah Zuber, who beat Dee Virgin and D’Angelo Ross, for a touchdown. On a similar play, Newton overshot Smith by 10 yards. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Mac Jones' strong practice was highlighted by his participation in the play of the day. During full field 11-on-11's, Jones uncorked a 50-yard inside post to Isaiah Zuber, who was double covered. Zuber leapt for the ball at the goal line, snatching a perfectly-placed throw away from D'Angelo Ross and Dee Virgin in mid-air. Despite getting bumped by both defensive backs on the way down, Zuber maintained control and completed the catch." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Kyle Van Noy, Davon Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Dee Virgin." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Kyle Van Noy, and Dee Virgin had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Olszewski had a nice catch over CB Dee Virgin." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/29/21

"Wilkerson got a sky ball over Dee Virgin for a touchdown." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"N’Keal Harry caught a back-shoulder throw with Mills in coverage for a touchdown. Harry later beat Virgin for a touchdown in the corner of the end zone." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

"Wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson had the catch of the day with a leaping grab over Virgin." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/28/21

"Kristian Wilkerson’s catch of a Brian Hoyer toss was swell, as the second-year receiver elevated over Dee Virgin to snag it in mid-air while falling back." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"N’Keal Harry had a pair of nice catches. His first was a diving TD grab from Newton, and he had another TD after he dusted Virgin in coverage." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

DB Devin McCourty (7)
"The Patriots rotated all their safeties with the starting unit, including Grant; a possible sign Devin McCourty will see extended rest in the preseason opener." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Pass defenses: McCourty (interception), Michael Jackson (interception, pass breakup), J.C. Jackson (pass breakup), Virgin (pass breakup)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Interceptions: McCourty, Michael Jackson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Devin McCourty, who turns 34 on Aug.13, hasn’t lost a step. He shot out of a cannon to display impressive closing speed while trying to chase down a Newton keeper from the other side of the field. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"McCourty made the Effort Play of the Day, covering more than 30 yards as he sprinted across the field during a snap of red-zone work when Newton took off for the corner. McCourty would’ve stopped him short, had tackling been allowed." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Devin McCourty didn’t allow a catch in any 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 period." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Devin McCourty broke up Jones’ pass for Wilkerson." - Henry McKenna, USA TODAY - 7/28/21

TE Jonnu Smith (35)
"Cam Newton continued to find Jonnu Smith underneath during 7-on-7s. Smith has been among his favorite targets in camp." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Smith is an impressive blocker. When he decides to move you, you move." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"With the long snapper out, the Patriots special teams had tight end Jonnu Smith snap to punter Jake Bailey. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Uche struggled to set the edge during a run-focused drill, losing one rep to Wells. Jonnu Smith controlled Uche firmly in another notable rep last week." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"With Cardona out, Deatrich Wise long-snapped for the field goal unit at the end of practice, and Jonnu Smith long-snapped on punts." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Jonnu Smith caught three touchdowns in the “first half” from Jones. Like all other plays, none were contested." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Even in a walkthrough, Smith still put on a show with multiple leaping catches." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/06/21

"In addition to Uche, Jones, and center Marcus Martin (botched snap), Jonnu Smith, Trent Brown, Anfernee Jennings, R.J. Prince, and Rashod Berry ran penalty laps." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"With all due respect to the O-linemen, Smith delivered the block of the day, a driving kick-out of Josh Uche during a half-line running drill early in practice. Smith can do it all." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Drops: Jonnu Smith, Sony Michel, Rhamondre Stevenson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"The Patriots are getting increasingly creative with Jonnu Smith’s usage." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"They’re both much better with Jonnu Smith, as Newton is 12 of 15 and Jones is 4 of 8 with the drop/interception." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Drops: Michel, Smith (INT), Nixon (INT), Stevenson." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"Newton had a sideline throw on 7-on-7s to Smith that, despite being caught, drew some jeers from the media tent at first glance. As Smith ran a wheel route against zone coverage, Newton threw the ball high and along the sideline to Smith, who stopped to snare the ball and get both feet in bounds for a beautiful catch." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"Most telling stretch was a playaction bomb from Jones to Isaiah Zuber, who beat Dee Virgin and D’Angelo Ross, for a touchdown. On a similar play, Newton overshot Smith by 10 yards. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Agholor, Henry, Sony Michel and Smith all had drops Monday." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Top targets in team drills: Jakobi Meyers (6/7), Nelson Agholor (3/5), Jonnu Smith (3/5), Tre Nixon (3/3)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Drops: Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, Sony Michel, Nixon, Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Meanwhile, Smith continues to be a favorite of both quarterbacks, but still can’t shake Adrian Phillips in the red zone." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Phillips got the best of Smith twice on Monday. After one particularly close PBU in the back corner of the end zone, he and Smith stayed to exchange a few words. This resulted in both players not getting lined up in time for the next snap, which was a hurry up." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"Hunter Henry does not get off the ball all that well. Would be a better backside option, with Jonnu Smith on the front side." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"More solid than spectacular, Smith would have finished with a team-high five catches in team drills were it not for an uncalled defensive pass interference penalty on Adrian Phillips late in practice. The young tight end caught passes in the flat, on a screen and a deep cross, a full display of his versatility. Don’t be surprised if Smith receives a hand-off sometime soon, either. The 6-foot-3, 248-pounder is a tackle-breaking machine." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Next, Harry made a leaping catch on a high throw on a short hitch to the left side, then Newton hit Smith on a quick hitch. Newton was 8 of 9 against the scout team defense in 11-on-11s." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Jones then hit Harris on a quick hitch, Smith on a crosser with a good throw through a tight window and missed Bourne on a miscommunication. Jones was 7 of 8 against the scout team defense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Jonnu Smith had another strong practice with four catches on five targets from Newton and Jones. Jones and Smith connected for the first two times in camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"While Kendrick Bourne has hit the ground running with productive early days, Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith and Nelson Agholor got off to slower starts with the Patriots. But that changed on Friday. All three were on display in their areas of expertise — Henry in goal line work, Smith on crossers in the middle of the field, and Agholor on deep passes. All stood out. I especially thought Henry was imposing in the end zone. The big guy can get up too." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Smith and Henry shone, too, with spectacular catches in consecutive reps. Smith beat Devin McCourty on a jump ball as he fell backward into the end zone, while Henry overcame heavy traffic for his own score." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Smith’s five targets during team drills were a new personal high for one practice. Henry didn’t see a single pass during 11-on-11s." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Newton has been locked in with Smith, as they’ve connected on 5 of 6 balls in camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Henry and Smith both stood out, making leaping touchdown grabs over Devin McCourty." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"Newton went 5-for-6 with a crisp performance that included a strike to Jonnu Smith off of play-action and two straight touchdown tosses to Brandon Bolden and Henry." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/29/21

"Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith, New England's two high-priced free agent additions, were held under wraps for most of the day yesterday but as the proceedings continued Thursday the two made some plays. Henry grabbed a pair of touchdowns in the final full team segment while Smith showed his athleticism on a crosser for a big play." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"Safety Adrian Phillips was particularly effective working against tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith, neither of whom was able to shake free too often in the end zone." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"An interception and two extra pass breakups? Phillips may not have a finer practice all summer. He routinely locked up tight end Hunter Henry in team drills, including their last head-to-head rep that resulted in an end-zone interception. Phillips also broke up a pass intended for Jonnu Smith and was in coverage on another incompletion fired for Henry." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Henry only caught one of four targets, unable to unstick from Phillips and Mills on separate reps. Jonnu Smith had similar trouble, catching one of two passes, the other batted away by Phillips." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

QB Jarrett Stidham (11)
"Stidham (back surgery) watched in sweats for the second straight day." - Jim McBride,
Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Jarrett Stidham watched practice in sweats and a Covid mask for second straight day. He's walking gingerly but seems to be in good spirits." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"Stidham, who recently had back surgery, was present to watch practice for the first time. He stuck with the quarterbacks for the majority of practice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Stidham, who underwent back surgery this summer, was present at training camp on Sunday. It’s the first time we’ve seen the quarterback at camp." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham attended practice wearing a mask. Sunday was his 25th birthday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"According to the NFL Network, Stidham underwent back surgery on Friday. The report states that the third-year quarterback will be sidelined for “roughly 12 weeks or so.” That puts Stidham out until late October." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"The New England Patriots quarterback has been experiencing pain in his right shoulder and back while throwing the football, according to sources. Surgery has been noted as a possibility, and it remains unclear how much more time he’ll miss." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"In addition to Gilmore, the PUP list included Jarrett Stidham, Dalton Keene, Chase Winovich, Terez Hall, Byron Cowart, Devin Smith, Brandon King, Kyle Van Noy and Trent Brown. Rookies Rhamondre Stevenson, Joshuah Bledsoe and Cameron McGrone opened camp on the non-football injury list." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

"Jarrett Stidham isn’t expected back in the near future, leading to the Patriots claiming Jake Dolegala today, per source." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

"He better be seriously hurt because, in my NFL experience, it's extremely rare for a QB to not be on the field and taking mental reps when hurt. Stidham was nowhere to be found." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

TE Dalton Keene (2)
"This weekend saw the Patriots place linebacker Raekwon McMillan and tight end Dalton Keene on the injured reserve." - Mark Daniels,
Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"In addition to Gilmore, the PUP list included Jarrett Stidham, Dalton Keene, Chase Winovich, Terez Hall, Byron Cowart, Devin Smith, Brandon King, Kyle Van Noy and Trent Brown. Rookies Rhamondre Stevenson, Joshuah Bledsoe and Cameron McGrone opened camp on the non-football injury list." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

LB Terez Hall (3)
"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Terez Hall, who emerged late last season as a thumper on the inside, has yet to practice and remains on PUP. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"In addition to Gilmore, the PUP list included Jarrett Stidham, Dalton Keene, Chase Winovich, Terez Hall, Byron Cowart, Devin Smith, Brandon King, Kyle Van Noy and Trent Brown. Rookies Rhamondre Stevenson, Joshuah Bledsoe and Cameron McGrone opened camp on the non-football injury list." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

LB Brandon King (3)
"The Patriots saw Anfernee Jennings and Brandon King return to practice on Saturday." - Mark Daniels,
Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"LB Brandon King returned to practice for the first time since suffering a torn quadriceps during a preseason game in 2019. King received a lot of love from coaches and teammates before practice started." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"In addition to Gilmore, the PUP list included Jarrett Stidham, Dalton Keene, Chase Winovich, Terez Hall, Byron Cowart, Devin Smith, Brandon King, Kyle Van Noy and Trent Brown. Rookies Rhamondre Stevenson, Joshuah Bledsoe and Cameron McGrone opened camp on the non-football injury list." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

RB Rhamondre Stevenson (28)
"Drops: rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson, tight end David Wells." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Rookie Rhamodre Stevenson continues to impress with his pass catching and physicality." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Bryant got a little payback during a live 11-on-11 period when he dropped Rhamondre Stevenson with a big thump from the side. Two days earlier, Stevenson trucked Bryant during the same period." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Drops: Jonnu Smith, Sony Michel, Rhamondre Stevenson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Stevenson’s drop was a break from what he’d been showing as a pass catcher in camp, including an earlier catch in practice when he showed soft hands to extend over his head on a Brian Hoyer throw." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"On Wednesday, he looked comfortable coming out of the backfield as a receiver, although he did have one high pass near the sideline sail through his hands late in practice." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/04/21

"Drops: Michel, Smith (INT), Nixon (INT), Stevenson." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"Running backs Sony Michel and Rhamondre Stevenson stuck out on Tuesday. Michel hit every hole in the offensive line hard and ran with a nice burst afterward. His playing speed was noticeable" - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"Stevenson had the crowd on its feet when he ran over cornerback Myles Bryant. Bryant attempted to stop the back, but he bounced off the rookie and hit the group. The hit was loud." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"During Jones’ period with the backups in 11-on-11s, there was some live tackling in the running game, and Rhamondre Stevenson distinguished himself. He broke through the right side of the line, trucked Myles Bryant and raced around the edge before a couple defenders dragged him down. And while other backs sometimes got swallowed by the pile, there were a couple plays when Stevenson was swarmed, and he moved the pile. He has gotten off to an intriguing start." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Rhamondre Stevenson had his major moment as well, running right through Myles Bryant in the open field in an 11-on-11 drill." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"Early on, Bolden and Stevenson are both pushing each other, with neither player showing a clear advantage." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"Rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson brought the crowd to its feet by running over defensive back Myles Bryant during team drills. Bryant came in low for a big hit during a live tackling drill, but Stevenson absorbed it and kept going for a big gain." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"During team periods, fourth-round rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson demolished Myles Bryant after breaking into the second level on an outside run. Bryant slipped right off the 227-pounder." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Rookie Rhamondre Stevenson provided the best run of the day, popping off right tackle and getting low enough to armadillo through the low-tackle attempt by Myles Bryant. Stevenson gained about 15 on the play." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"In a ball-protection period, when defenders tried to strip the football, Rhamondre Stevenson and Devin Ross each lost two fumbles, and Wells and Agholor were also stripped. Ball security was an issue for Stevenson in junior college, so that’s something to monitor." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Rhamondre Stevenson shows good balance and flexibility when working through a crowd." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Rhamondre Stevenson and Devin Ross each fumbled twice during the ball-security drill in which a defender jogs the length of the field trying to pry the piggy loose." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"Rhomondre Stevenson, Devin Ross, Kendrick Bourne and Agholor each fumbled in a ball-security drill mid-practice. Stevenson coughed it up twice in that period." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"During a ball security drill, where one ball carrier jogs across the field as two defenders attempt to force a fumble, rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson coughed up the ball twice. Ross also fumbled." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Rhamondre Stevenson stuck out on Saturday. The rookie running back, who returned to practice on Friday, had two catches in team drills, but it looks like he has solid hands to go with a nice burst after the catch. The fourth-round pick also made a nice touchdown catch in 3-on-3 drills." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"A day after making his practice debut, Stevenson caught both targets in team drills and beat Phillips during 3-on-3s. The pass, a short bullet from Newton, was perfectly placed through traffic, yet still required the rookie to keep perfect concentration and maintain soft hands. Stevenson looked like the natural pass-catcher and route-runner he was deemed to be as a prospect." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Rookie Rhamondre Stevenson is a really smooth runner and receiver for a back who checks in at 6 feet and 246 pounds." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Rhamondre Stevenson looks natural, fluid and smooth with the ball in his hands. This was especially true when he caught a swing pass from Hoyer in team drills." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Rookie Rhamondre Stevenson saw his first action of training camp since coming off the PUP list. Though he didn’t see much playing time during team segments, he did have a nice touchdown grab on an option route during half-field passing drills from Newton." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"Rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson was on the field for the first time so he’s off the PUP list." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"On Day 3 of camp, rookie Rhamondre Stevenson came off the non-football injury list and returned to practice. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"In addition to Gilmore, the PUP list included Jarrett Stidham, Dalton Keene, Chase Winovich, Terez Hall, Byron Cowart, Devin Smith, Brandon King, Kyle Van Noy and Trent Brown. Rookies Rhamondre Stevenson, Joshuah Bledsoe and Cameron McGrone opened camp on the non-football injury list." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

DB Joshuah Bledsoe (3)
"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Gilmore, Winovich, McGrone, Bledsoe, Asiasi and Cowart also did some conditioning work. It’s the first time Asiasi has been present." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"In addition to Gilmore, the PUP list included Jarrett Stidham, Dalton Keene, Chase Winovich, Terez Hall, Byron Cowart, Devin Smith, Brandon King, Kyle Van Noy and Trent Brown. Rookies Rhamondre Stevenson, Joshuah Bledsoe and Cameron McGrone opened camp on the non-football injury list." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

LB Cameron McGrone (4)
"A bunch of the rehabbing players were spotted on the lower conditioning field, including Gilmore, Winovich, Cowart, Folk, and McGrone." - Jim McBride,
Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Gilmore, Winovich, McGrone, Bledsoe, Asiasi and Cowart also did some conditioning work. It’s the first time Asiasi has been present." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"In addition to Gilmore, the PUP list included Jarrett Stidham, Dalton Keene, Chase Winovich, Terez Hall, Byron Cowart, Devin Smith, Brandon King, Kyle Van Noy and Trent Brown. Rookies Rhamondre Stevenson, Joshuah Bledsoe and Cameron McGrone opened camp on the non-football injury list." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

TE Devin Asiasi (7)
"Debuted: TE Devin Asiasi (COVID-19 list)" - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Returned to practice: S Cody Davis, DT Christian Barmore, Ted Karras, Devin Asiasi, Devin Ross." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"On Sunday, the Patriots got back defensive tackle Christian Barmore, center/guard Ted Karras, tight end Devin Asiasi and receiver Devin Ross. This marked the first practice back for Asiasi, who started on the reserve/COVID-19 list." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Returned: DL Christian Barmore, OL Ted Karras, TE Devin Asiasi, WR Devin Ross" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Asiasi worked with the the scout-team offense in his return from the COVID-19 reserve list." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Gilmore, Winovich, McGrone, Bledsoe, Asiasi and Cowart also did some conditioning work. It’s the first time Asiasi has been present." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Tight end Devin Asiasi was placed on the COVID-19-reserve list after testing positive for the coronavirus. According to reports, Asiasi has been vaccinated and will need to have two negative tests in consecutive days in order to return. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

OL David Andrews (15)
"Andrews’ wife gave birth to their son Monday, which is why he’s been away from the team for a couple practices." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/10/21

"Center David Andrews missed practice to be with his wife, Mackenzie, after the birth of their first son Monday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Trent Brown (6-0), Shaq Mason (6-1), David Andrews (5-2) and Onwenu (3-2) also have winning records through four padded practices, so the starting offensive line is looking as advertised." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Henry (left shoulder), Andrews (hand), and Cardona (undisclosed) were injured Sunday and each missed their first practice of the season." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"There was another one-on-one period between the offensive and defensive lines. Draws were not tallied like usual. Players with a winning record included David Andrews (2-0), Isaiah Wynn (2-0), Trent Brown (1-0), Korey Cunningham (1-0), Yodny Cajuste (1-0), Matt Judon (1-0), Carl Davis (1-0) and Montravius Adams (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"New injuries: WR Nelson Agholor (unknown), TE Hunter Henry (upper body), LS Joe Cardona, C David Andrews (hand)." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"It also appeared that David Andrews suffered a hand injury during practice. The starting center didn’t leave the practice field, but didn’t practice with his teammates." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"David Andrews banged his hand in one of last live team periods, but stayed on the sideline." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Justin Herron and David Andrews each had pancake blocks today." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"In couple of rounds of one-on-one and two-on-two interior-line battles, Deatrich Wise Jr., Guy, and Henry Anderson were defensive standouts, while David Andrews, James Ferentz, Brown, and Shaq Mason starred on offense." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Michael Onwenu (4-0-1), Trent Brown (3-0), David Andrews (3-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Here are the others with winning records in one-on-ones (draws were not tallied): Onwenu (3-1), Shaq Mason (1-0), Andrews (1-0), Isaiah Wynn (1-0), Perkins (1-0) and Rashod Berry (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"When it came to the offensive linemen vs. defensive linemen, Christian Barmore looked fantastic. The second-round pick looked dominant and beat David Andrews on one rep. When full-team drills started the next period, it wasn’t a surprise to see Barmore lined up next to Lawrence Guy." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"There was a small skirmish early in practice between center David Andrews and Rashad Berry. It was quickly stifled by a large crowd from both sides of the ball." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Jones took snaps from David Andrews before practice while Newton worked with Ted Karras and Hoyer was with Marcus Martin. What does that mean? Likely nothing." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

OL Ted Karras (17)
"Backup center/guard Ted Karras was limited again in his third straight practice since returning from injury." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Nelson Agholor and Akeem Spence returned. Agholor, center/guard Ted Karras, and linebacker Cassh Maluia were limited." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"OL Ted Karras returned after a knee injury kept him out of six practices" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Returned to practice: S Cody Davis, DT Christian Barmore, Ted Karras, Devin Asiasi, Devin Ross." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"On Sunday, the Patriots got back defensive tackle Christian Barmore, center/guard Ted Karras, tight end Devin Asiasi and receiver Devin Ross. This marked the first practice back for Asiasi, who started on the reserve/COVID-19 list." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Returned: DL Christian Barmore, OL Ted Karras, TE Devin Asiasi, WR Devin Ross" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Absent: LB Raekwon McMillan, DL Akeem Spence, OL Ted Karras (left leg)" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Karras injured his knee Friday and has missed the past three practices, although he did conditioning work for the first time." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Karras injured his knee Friday and has missed the last two practices." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Ted Karras remained out after suffering what appeared to be a left leg injury last week." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Ted Karras missed Saturday’s practice after leaving the day before with an injury to his left knee." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"At one point, due to some hyperaggressive pass rush (not sure by whom), Korey Cunningham ended up rolling into Ted Karras' left knee and was in obvious initial pain. He eventually got to his feet and limped off and the injury isn't believed to be serious, but Karras gives a lot of comfort backing up multiple spots. Karras does wear knee braces, by the way." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Backup center Ted Karras was the first noticeable injury of training camp. He went down with a lower-body issue and limped off." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Before the injury, Karras had been rotating quite a bit with the starting line this week, particularly with Shaq Mason. Curious if there has been more of a competition at that spot than expected." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Ted Karras went down with an apparent injury to his left leg. Karras left practice, but a source said the injury doesn’t appear to be serious. The 28-year-old will have a precautionary MRI to make sure." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"Ted Karras is getting a ton of opportunities to rotate with the starting offensive line. He is the top backup at all three interior positions." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Jones took snaps from David Andrews before practice while Newton worked with Ted Karras and Hoyer was with Marcus Martin. What does that mean? Likely nothing." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

OL Marcus Martin (19)
"Others with a winning record (draws were not tallied): Justin Herron (1-0), Marcus Martin (1-0), Anfernee Jennings (1-0), Henry Anderson (1-0) and Deatrich Wise (1-0)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Wise had the worst period of the day with an ugly 0-3 record. Others with losing records included Alex Redmond (1-2), Shaq Mason (0-1), Marcus Martin (0-1), Davon Godchaux (0-1), Uche (0-1), Bill Murray (0-1) and Nick Thurman (0-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Marcus Martin was then the center for Mac Jones." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: OL Alex Redmond (0-2), OG Marcus Martin (0-1-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Jones and Martin botched a snap during half-line run drills and had to take a lap." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"In addition to Uche, Jones, and center Marcus Martin (botched snap), Jonnu Smith, Trent Brown, Anfernee Jennings, R.J. Prince, and Rashod Berry ran penalty laps." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"With Karras still out, Martin has been the first interior reserve to see snaps among O-linemen. That might change soon. Martin lost all three reps of 1-on-1 pass rush and took a lap with Mac Jones for a botched snap early in practice. He also failed to impress during Tuesday’s padded practice." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: Will Sherman (0-3), RJ Prince (0-3), Marcus Martin (0-2)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"There were two really good one-on-one periods with the offensive and defensive lines. Carl Davis was the star of the show with four decisive wins and no losses, beating Marcus Martin (twice), Mike Onwenu and Will Sherman." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Those with losing records: Korey Cunningham (0-2), Sherman (0-2), Martin (0-2), Justin Herron (0-2), R.J. Prince (0-2), Alex Redmond (0-1), Judon (0-2), Montravius Adams (1-2), Thurman (1-2) and Lawrence Guy (0-2)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Marcus Martin was the first offensive lineman to sub in during team drills, replacing Shaq Mason at right guard." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Losing records in the one-on-one period: Prince (one win, three losses), Sherman (no wins, two losses), Yodny Cajuste (no wins, one loss), Korey Cunningham (no wins, one loss), Marcus Martin (no wins, one loss), Redmond (no wins, one loss), Lawrence Guy (no wins, two losses), Rashod Berry (one win, two losses), Nick Thurman (no wins, one loss), Tashawn Bower (no wins, one loss), Carl Davis (no wins, one loss)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Interior lineman Marcus Martin has been practicing like a guy trying to make the team. He has been active and physical, and he has a chance to claim one of the backup jobs." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: RJ Prince (0-5), Marcus Martin (0-3), Justin Herron (0-2-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"After Brown, Martin suffered the worst loss of any O-lineman, getting snatched by Carl Davis and tossed aside." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Henry Anderson took an unexpectedly hard block from the side by Marcus Martin and immediately grabbed his left shoulder. He was in visible pain while being examined by the medical staff on the sideline and didn’t return to practice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Backup center/guard Marcus Martin continued to eat up the reps Ted Karras left behind with his injury Saturday. Martin played center and right guard with the starting group." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"With Ted Karras still sidelined, backup lineman Marcus Martin rotated at center and right guard with the starting offense." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Jones took snaps from David Andrews before practice while Newton worked with Ted Karras and Hoyer was with Marcus Martin. What does that mean? Likely nothing." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/28/21

LB Dont'a Hightower (7)
"In an early 11-on-11 period with the starting offense and defense on the field, Van Noy had a run stuff against Harris and Dont’a Hightower sacked Newton. With the defense winning the period, the entire offense had to run a lap." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: J.C. Jackson (three), Michael Jackson, Dont’a Hightower and Ja’Whaun Bentley." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson 2, Bentley 2, Hightower, Dugger, Michael Jackson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Overall, there were 10 pass breakups. Cornerback J.C. Jackson and linebacker Ja’WHaun Bentley led the way with two each. Safety Kyle Dugger; cornerbacks Joejuan Williams, Myles Bryant and Michael Jackson Sr.; linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Adrian Phillips each had one as well. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Even though these aren’t cutthroat reps, Donta Hightower’s effort level has been worth noting on both days. He’s gotten hands on a few passes for breakups and just looks to be moving very smoothly." - Tom Curran, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"Dont’a Hightower, Myles Bryant, Joejuan Williams, Micheal Jackson, and Jalen Mills had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Hightower jumped Hoyer’s first pass in 11-on-11 red zone work, swatting a short pass intended for backup receiver Devin Ross over the middle." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

DB Myles Bryant (11)
"Bryant got a little payback during a live 11-on-11 period when he dropped Rhamondre Stevenson with a big thump from the side. Two days earlier, Stevenson trucked Bryant during the same period." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/05/21

"The Revenge of Myles Bryant: After bouncing off rookie RB Rhamondre Stevenson's legs in Tuesday's padded practice, the small DB got his revenge today when he tackled Stevenson to the ground, and then on the next play he dove at his legs for a tackle for a loss. Guess Bryant's film session must have stung on Tuesday night. He was ready today." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Myles Bryant, who was blasted by Rhamondre Stevenson Tuesday, gained a bit of revenge, flattening the rookie running back after he broke through the first line of defense." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"Overall, there were 10 pass breakups. Cornerback J.C. Jackson and linebacker Ja’WHaun Bentley led the way with two each. Safety Kyle Dugger; cornerbacks Joejuan Williams, Myles Bryant and Michael Jackson Sr.; linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Adrian Phillips each had one as well. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Stevenson had the crowd on its feet when he ran over cornerback Myles Bryant. Bryant attempted to stop the back, but he bounced off the rookie and hit the group. The hit was loud." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"Rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson brought the crowd to its feet by running over defensive back Myles Bryant during team drills. Bryant came in low for a big hit during a live tackling drill, but Stevenson absorbed it and kept going for a big gain." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"Top Play: RB Rhamondre Stevenson bursting through the line, and Myles Bryant bouncing off his legs like a volleyball." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"Had two picks in 1-on-1s, and continues to show up with the starters on defense at different points. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"During team periods, fourth-round rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson demolished Myles Bryant after breaking into the second level on an outside run. Bryant slipped right off the 227-pounder." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Dont’a Hightower, Myles Bryant, Joejuan Williams, Micheal Jackson, and Jalen Mills had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Myles Bryant got some quality time with the starters in red zone defense." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

DB Joejuan Williams (17)
"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson, Jalen Mills, Joejuan Williams, Michael Jackson." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"The Patriots continued to give the running backs a lot of reps with the pads on, but the defense clearly won the day’s goal-line drills. Michel was stuffed twice in this period, including a 2-yard loss in the last rep. He was stuffed by Nick Thurman and Joejuan Williams on that play." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"Overall, there were 10 pass breakups. Cornerback J.C. Jackson and linebacker Ja’WHaun Bentley led the way with two each. Safety Kyle Dugger; cornerbacks Joejuan Williams, Myles Bryant and Michael Jackson Sr.; linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Adrian Phillips each had one as well. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Another padded practice brought out more 1-on-1 reps. Highlights for the receivers were from Wilkerson, Isaiah Zuber and Marvin Hall. Each of the players went 2-0 against the cornerbacks. Wilkerson beat Jackson on one rep. For the cornerbacks, Williams stood out, going 2-0 with a pass breakup. He had wins over receivers Nelson Agholor and Harry." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"While Newton benefitted from Harry’s outstanding day, Williams took the brunt of it. His three allowed catches in 11-on-11s, most among defensive backs. Williams continues to bounce between the scout team and starting group in team periods and still figures to be squarely on the roster bubble." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Aside from Bentley’s interception, Michael Jackson, Kyle Dugger, Joejuan Williams and Anfernee Jennings also had pass breakups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Dugger, Joejuan Williams, Anfernee Jennings, and Michael Jackson had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Best performers in 3-on-3s: Joejuan Williams, Justin Bethel." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Joejuan Williams, now in his third season, needs to make a push this year at cornerback and he’s had a few plays where he’s definitely shown up. " - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Brian Hoyer tucked in a similarly gorgeous fade to Marvin Hall, who shed Joejuan Williams in coverage and showed great body control to haul it in." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

"Joejuan Williams had the only pass breakup in competitive team drills." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Joejuan Williams was matched up with N'Keal Harry on a numbers of snaps and the corner appeared to get the better of things. Harry made a few plays on Wednesday but didn't seem to build off that solid start as Williams locked him up at least three times." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"Cornerback Joejuan Williams also had a breakup while covering receiber N’Keal Harry." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/29/21

"Dont’a Hightower, Myles Bryant, Joejuan Williams, Micheal Jackson, and Jalen Mills had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Agholor caught two touchdowns from Mac Jones during initial red-zone work, a possible indication of growing chemistry. He nearly had a third later in the practice, but stepped out of bounds after breaking away from Joejuan Williams in the back corner. Agholor’s fast start is a good sign after his inconsistent spring." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"For most of practice, a number of defensive backs were wearing boxing-type gloves. It's a technique teams have used in the past, to help cornerbacks hone their coverage skills without being able to grab receivers. Among those wearing the pads on Wednesday were Joejuan Williams and Justin Bethel, who saw a handful of coverage snaps on top of his usual special teams role. We'll see if this was a one-day thing, or if the mitts become a constant throughout camp." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 7/28/21

"The quarterbacks picked on Joejuan Williams quite a bit." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

DB Mike Jackson Sr. (28)
"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson, Jalen Mills, Joejuan Williams, Michael Jackson." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Hoyer’s first pass attempt was broken up by cornerback Michael Jackson, who defended Tre Nixon well on a deep ball. Jackson has played well recently. The cornerback has an interception and three pass breakups over the last three days of camp. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/10/21

"Michael Jackson had a nice pass break up during individual drills, batting away a deep Newton shot intended for Gunner Olszewski." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Pass defenses: McCourty (interception), Michael Jackson (interception, pass breakup), J.C. Jackson (pass breakup), Virgin (pass breakup)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Jackson Sr. and Dee Virgin also had pass breakups." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Interceptions: McCourty, Michael Jackson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson, Michael Jackson, Dee Virgin." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: J.C. Jackson (three), Michael Jackson, Dont’a Hightower and Ja’Whaun Bentley." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson 2, Bentley 2, Hightower, Dugger, Michael Jackson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Backup cornerbacks Justin Bethel, Michael Jackson and Dee Virgin all tied for most catches allowed in team drills with two. Jackson also added a defensive holding call." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Overall, there were 10 pass breakups. Cornerback J.C. Jackson and linebacker Ja’WHaun Bentley led the way with two each. Safety Kyle Dugger; cornerbacks Joejuan Williams, Myles Bryant and Michael Jackson Sr.; linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Adrian Phillips each had one as well. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"The Jackson corners have gotten after the ball through seven practices. J.C. Jackson has a pick and three breakups, while Michael Jackson has four breakups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Newton then tried to hit Harry on a go route down the right sideline, but Michael Jackson had good coverage and broke it up." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Michael Jackson extended his team lead with four pass breakups in team drills." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Aside from Bentley’s interception, Michael Jackson, Kyle Dugger, Joejuan Williams and Anfernee Jennings also had pass breakups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Dugger, Joejuan Williams, Anfernee Jennings, and Michael Jackson had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Third-year corner Michael Jackson, who’s bounced between the staring group and scout team, allowed a team-worst three catches in team drills." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Kyle Van Noy, Davon Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Dee Virgin." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"The defense continued to look great – and we’re still waiting for pads to come on. The unit had eight pass deflections on Saturday – Adrian Phillips (two), Justin Bethel (two), Ja’Whaun Bentley, Michael Jackson Sr., Davon Godchaux and Jalen Mills." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"Michael Jackson continues to show competitiveness in coverage every day. He gets beat occasionally but never seems to give up on a play. He's almost always tight with his receiver and plays with physicality. He made a nice play to prevent an Agholor touchdown in the last 11-on-11 period." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/31/21

"Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Kyle Van Noy, and Dee Virgin had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Michael Jackson has broken up a team-high three passes in team drills during camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Tashaun Bower (Newton), J.C. Jackson (Hoyer), Josh Uche (Hoyer), Kyle Dugger (Jones), Michael Jackson (Jones), Adrian Colbert (Hoyer)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"In full-team drills, there were pass deflections from J.C. Jackson, Josh Uche, Tashawn Bower, Adrian Colbert, Kyle Dugger and Michael Jackson Sr." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"He's gotten victimized more than a few times the first two practices. Right now he's taking Stephon Gilmore's spot." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/29/21

"Dont’a Hightower, Myles Bryant, Joejuan Williams, Micheal Jackson, and Jalen Mills had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"A sleeper candidate to make the final 53, Jackson made a strong opening statement with two pass breakups Wednesday. His man-to-man cover skills have been evident in every practice this year." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Michael Jackson had a great pass breakup on a good Jones pass to Marvin Hall. Good pass, better defensive play." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

LB Ja'Whaun Bentley (22)
"Pass breakups in team drills: J.C. Jackson (three), Michael Jackson, Dont’a Hightower and Ja’Whaun Bentley." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Bentley keeps making plays. He has two interceptions and two breakups in team drills." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Ja'Whaun Bentley has been solid in the run game with Kyle Van Noy out. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson 2, Bentley 2, Hightower, Dugger, Michael Jackson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"In addition to his pass breakups, Bentley would have tallied a couple run stuffs in a game setting. He continues to call signals in the middle of the defense, a sign of the staff’s confidence in him." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Overall, there were 10 pass breakups. Cornerback J.C. Jackson and linebacker Ja’WHaun Bentley led the way with two each. Safety Kyle Dugger; cornerbacks Joejuan Williams, Myles Bryant and Michael Jackson Sr.; linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Adrian Phillips each had one as well. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Ja’Whaun Bentley has two interceptions and a pass breakup in camp. He’s doing a solid job of recognizing his reads and dropping into the correct lanes." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Bentley has interceptions in back-to-back practices." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Ja'Whaun Bentley grabbed his second interception in as many days, lurking over the middle to snag a pass from Mac Jones." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"Bentley continued to call signals from the middle of the starting defense, even when partnered with Hightower at inside linebacker." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Inside LB Ja’Whaun Bentley makes the grade for the second straight day, showing great athleticism and body control to snag a Mac Jones pass intended for Kendrick Bourne." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"The rookie was a perfect 8-of-8 in 7-on-7 drills, but struggled in 11-on-11s. Jones finished 1-of-6 with an interception to Ja’Whaun Bentley. Bentley jumped in front of a pass, intended for Kendrick Bourne, for an easy interception." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"Ja’Whaun Bentley had the lone interception." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Bentley's leaping interception of Newton's underthrown pass to Jakobi Meyers. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Inside linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley showed some serious ups to snag a Cam Newton pass intended for Jakobi Meyers for his first interception of camp." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"Roughly 10 yards away from the line of scrimmage, Bentley leapt straight up, shot both arms skyward and nabbed Newton’s pass during a 7-on-7 period. It marked Newton’s first incompletion of the day, and Bentley’s first pick of camp. The fourth-year linebacker has consistently taken first-team reps at inside linebacker in a pivotal summer for him competing within a crowded depth chart." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"During rare snaps of base 3-4 defense, Bentley repped next to Hightower at inside linebacker ahead of Van Noy, who continued to play inside and on the edge." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Ja'Whaun Bentley made his first big play of camp when he climbed the ladder to snag a Newton line drive over the middle of the field for an interception, the only pick of the day for the Patriots defense." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"The defense continued to look great – and we’re still waiting for pads to come on. The unit had eight pass deflections on Saturday – Adrian Phillips (two), Justin Bethel (two), Ja’Whaun Bentley, Michael Jackson Sr., Davon Godchaux and Jalen Mills." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Kyle Van Noy, and Dee Virgin had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Kyle Van Noy, Davon Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Dee Virgin." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"No sacks are allowed, but Ja’Whaun Bentley and Carl Davis would have had them." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

DL Carl Davis (13)
"Christian Barmore (8-1) is easily the top defensive performer, though Carl Davis (5-1) is doing well in his own right. Lawrence Guy (0-5) has a shockingly poor record in that drill." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"There was another one-on-one period between the offensive and defensive lines. Draws were not tallied like usual. Players with a winning record included David Andrews (2-0), Isaiah Wynn (2-0), Trent Brown (1-0), Korey Cunningham (1-0), Yodny Cajuste (1-0), Matt Judon (1-0), Carl Davis (1-0) and Montravius Adams (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Carl Davis also would have had a sack against the Hoyer-led offense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"DT Carl Davis: Not sure if I just missed him or what, but Davon Godchaux was not always next to Lawrence Guy in this run and base-heavy practice ... it was often the journeyman who was clogging up the middle against the run. He looks very tough to move on the interior and might have a place on this team." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Carl Davis (2-0), Montravius Adams (1-0-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Davis, who tips the scales at 320 pounds, has blossomed in 1-on-1 pass rush drills. He went 4-0 against a combination of backup tackles and guards Thursday, powering straight through all of them. He signed last season from the Jaguars’ practice squad as an early-down run stuffer. Turns out, he’s more. Look for the coaching staff to pit Davis against starting-caliber O-linemen in practices next week." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Carl Davis (4-0), Davon Godchaux (3-0), Rashod Berry (3-0), Henry Anderson (3-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"In the offensive line versus defensive line 1-on-1 drills, Carl Davis stood out. The veteran defensive tackle gave fits to multiple offensive linemen. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"There were two really good one-on-one periods with the offensive and defensive lines. Carl Davis was the star of the show with four decisive wins and no losses, beating Marcus Martin (twice), Mike Onwenu and Will Sherman." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Losing records in the one-on-one period: Prince (one win, three losses), Sherman (no wins, two losses), Yodny Cajuste (no wins, one loss), Korey Cunningham (no wins, one loss), Marcus Martin (no wins, one loss), Redmond (no wins, one loss), Lawrence Guy (no wins, two losses), Rashod Berry (one win, two losses), Nick Thurman (no wins, one loss), Tashawn Bower (no wins, one loss), Carl Davis (no wins, one loss)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"The 1-on-1s involving offensive and defensive linemen resulted in plenty of laps for violations. Mike Onwenu hit the road twice, Ronnie Perkins, Carl Davis, Isaiah Wynn, Christian Barmore and Will Sherman all were guilty of infractions. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"After Brown, Martin suffered the worst loss of any O-lineman, getting snatched by Carl Davis and tossed aside." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"No sacks are allowed, but Ja’Whaun Bentley and Carl Davis would have had them." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

OL Justin Herron (10)
"Others with a winning record (draws were not tallied): Justin Herron (1-0), Marcus Martin (1-0), Anfernee Jennings (1-0), Henry Anderson (1-0) and Deatrich Wise (1-0)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Even records included Herron (1-1), R.J. Prince (1-1), Rashod Berry (1-1), Henry Anderson (1-1) and Barmore (1-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Justin Herron and David Andrews each had pancake blocks today." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Those with losing records: Korey Cunningham (0-2), Sherman (0-2), Martin (0-2), Justin Herron (0-2), R.J. Prince (0-2), Alex Redmond (0-1), Judon (0-2), Montravius Adams (1-2), Thurman (1-2) and Lawrence Guy (0-2)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Justin Herron served as the backup at left and right tackle." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Other winning records in the one-on-one period (tied reps were not tallied): Shaq Mason (three wins, no losses), Trent Brown (two wins, no losses), Isaiah Wynn (two wins, no losses), Josh Uche (two wins, one loss), Justin Herron (one win, no losses)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: RJ Prince (0-5), Marcus Martin (0-3), Justin Herron (0-2-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Justin Herron looks like the top reserve tackle, but Cunningham has seen plenty of early work as well." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Unsurprisingly, Justin Herron appears to be the other backup lineman who is locked into a roster spot. He’s the backup left tackle." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Justin Herron ran the first penalty lap of the summer, presumably for a false start. Jones (botched snap) and James White (pass drop) also took the tour." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

RB James White (8)
"RB James White: Caught a great ball over the shoulder but had another easy drop, who got a vocal response from Ivan Fears. White is off to a very slow start in camp. Luckily for him, so is JJ Taylor, but the little man is coming on a bit." - Greg Bedard,
BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Firing off the line to Jones’ right, James White sprinted down the numbers before fading toward the sideline. Having beaten second-year cornerback Myles Bryant by nearly two steps, White looked over his left shoulder to spot an incoming spiral from Jones. He shot both arms out and maintained maximum concentration on the ball until he’d safely cradled it, then slid forward to finish his catch." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Top targets in team drills: Jakobi Meyers (5/7), N’Keal Harry (6/6), Kendrick Bourne (4/7), James White (4/4), Hunter Henry (2/4)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Oddly enough, Jones and James White connected for the first three times in camp." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"James White: Was much more active today and that was good to see." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Justin Herron ran the first penalty lap of the summer, presumably for a false start. Jones (botched snap) and James White (pass drop) also took the tour." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

"Normally sure-handed, White couldn’t corral his only target in team drills, a Newton pass that bounced off his shoulder and into the arms of linebacker Raekwon McMillan. White took a lap as punishment for his error and only notable play of the day." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

"A pass-heavy practice but he didn't get many reps and dropped a pass for an INT that got him a penalty lap." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

RB Brandon Bolden (9)
"RB Brandon Bolden returned after three absences." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/10/21

"Bolden returned after missing the past three practices" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Kick returners: Brandon Bolden, J.J. Taylor, Marvin Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"The Patriots were down 18 players, including second-round defensive tackle Christian Barmore and running back Brandon Bolden." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Running with contact for the first time, Brandon Bolden continued to look like a guy who deserves a role on the offense." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"Early on, Bolden and Stevenson are both pushing each other, with neither player showing a clear advantage." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"Newton went 5-for-6 with a crisp performance that included a strike to Jonnu Smith off of play-action and two straight touchdown tosses to Brandon Bolden and Henry." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/29/21

"Staffers used volleyballs that edge players spiked during a kick-blocking drill. With his impressive ups, Brandon Bolden may have a beach volleyball career in his future." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/28/21

WR Isaiah Zuber (7)
"The Pats’ No. 6 wideout is either Isaiah Zuber or Gunner Olszewski, following Friday’s roster divide." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Another padded practice brought out more 1-on-1 reps. Highlights for the receivers were from Wilkerson, Isaiah Zuber and Marvin Hall. Each of the players went 2-0 against the cornerbacks. Wilkerson beat Jackson on one rep. For the cornerbacks, Williams stood out, going 2-0 with a pass breakup. He had wins over receivers Nelson Agholor and Harry." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"It came during individual drills, but Isaiah Zuber made a super sideline catch on a pass from Jake Dolegala with D’Angelo Ross draped all over him." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Most telling stretch was a playaction bomb from Jones to Isaiah Zuber, who beat Dee Virgin and D’Angelo Ross, for a touchdown. On a similar play, Newton overshot Smith by 10 yards. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Isaiah Zuber’s 45-yardish touchdown pass from Mac Jones was among the best plays of the first five sessions. Zuber raced downfield and held his concentration to snag the ball between defenders Dee Virgin and D’Angelo Ross." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"Mac Jones' strong practice was highlighted by his participation in the play of the day. During full field 11-on-11's, Jones uncorked a 50-yard inside post to Isaiah Zuber, who was double covered. Zuber leapt for the ball at the goal line, snatching a perfectly-placed throw away from D'Angelo Ross and Dee Virgin in mid-air. Despite getting bumped by both defensive backs on the way down, Zuber maintained control and completed the catch." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"Zuber was the only wideout to drop a pass during 7-on-7s or 11-on-11s. The drop was one of his two targets in team drills, the other being an errant pass from Hoyer with J.C. Jackson in coverage. As a candidate for the Patriots’ No. 4 receiver job, Zuber will need to build quickly on his lackluster start." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

DB JC Jackson (30)
"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson, Jalen Mills, Joejuan Williams, Michael Jackson." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"J.C. Jackson (one interception, seven breakups) and Michael Jackson (one interception, six breakups) continue to set the pace." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"J.C. Jackson and Van Noy registered pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Pass defenses: McCourty (interception), Michael Jackson (interception, pass breakup), J.C. Jackson (pass breakup), Virgin (pass breakup)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Jackson had two pass breakups on the day." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson, Michael Jackson, Dee Virgin." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"J.C. Jackson allowed catches on two of three targets, batting away a pass for Wilkerson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"INT: J.C. Jackson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"PBUs: Jackson, Virgin" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: J.C. Jackson (three), Michael Jackson, Dont’a Hightower and Ja’Whaun Bentley." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"J.C. Jackson now has a team-high seven pass defenses with one interception and six breakups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

" J.C. Jackson broke up three passes (one was nearly a pick) as he continues to back his case that he is one of the top perimeter corners in the league." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"The Patriots need Stephon Gilmore to return soon, but that isn’t any reflection on Jackson. He tallied three more pass breakups in team drills Thursday, giving him five over the past two practices, including one pick of Cam Newton. Quarterbacks are 2-of-9 when targeting him in live team periods since Tuesday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson 2, Bentley 2, Hightower, Dugger, Michael Jackson." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Overall, there were 10 pass breakups. Cornerback J.C. Jackson and linebacker Ja’WHaun Bentley led the way with two each. Safety Kyle Dugger; cornerbacks Joejuan Williams, Myles Bryant and Michael Jackson Sr.; linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Adrian Phillips each had one as well. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Jackson snatched Newton’s first pass of 7-on-7s, a late curl throw to Jakobi Meyers after receiver and defender came to a standstill. On the next snap, Jackson nearly intercepted Newton again, jumping a short pass over the middle. The only receptions he surrendered in team drills were tightly contested catches, a case of great offense beating good defense." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"The Jackson corners have gotten after the ball through seven practices. J.C. Jackson has a pick and three breakups, while Michael Jackson has four breakups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Newton's second pick was the result of a timing play by J.C. Jackson. Jackson lurked behind Jakobi Meyers in 7-on-7's, then jumped a curl route for the INT. " - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"J.C. Jackson made a nice read on a pitch to the right side to stop Bolden on the edge." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"J.C. Jackson struggled more than expected in his 1-on-1 battles, particularly against Bourne." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Bourne also looked great. The receiver went 3-for-3, beating J.C. Jackson on every rep. That was eye-opening." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"Raekwon McMillan (two), J.C. Jackson and Kyle Van Noy each had pass breakups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Pass breakups: McMillan 2, J.C. Jackson, Van Noy." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"J.C. Jackson had a nice breakup in the end zone on a Jones’ pass intended for Agholor." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/02/21

"J.C. Jackson missed a couple periods; one to get an ankle re-taped and the other as likely a precautionary measure at the end of practice." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Tashaun Bower (Newton), J.C. Jackson (Hoyer), Josh Uche (Hoyer), Kyle Dugger (Jones), Michael Jackson (Jones), Adrian Colbert (Hoyer)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"In full-team drills, there were pass deflections from J.C. Jackson, Josh Uche, Tashawn Bower, Adrian Colbert, Kyle Dugger and Michael Jackson Sr." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"Others forced to hit the road during the practice included Mike Onwenu (false start), Olszewski (muffed punt), Jackson and Deatrich Wise and Davin Godchaux, who both jumped offside during an 11-on-11 play." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"Zuber was the only wideout to drop a pass during 7-on-7s or 11-on-11s. The drop was one of his two targets in team drills, the other being an errant pass from Hoyer with J.C. Jackson in coverage. As a candidate for the Patriots’ No. 4 receiver job, Zuber will need to build quickly on his lackluster start." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

"Jackson allowed one catch on two targets, a Kristian Wilkerson ball from Cam Newton." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

WR Gunner Olszewski (23)
"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, Jakobi Meyers, J.J. Taylor, Marvin Hall." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Olszewski’s route running has noticeably improved. He ran such a perfect double move against Dee Virgin in three-on-threes that Virgin could only stop and watch as Olszewski glided to the left corner of the end zone for an easy catch." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Olszewski had the lone drop in team drills." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"The final field goal team consisted of Bailey kicking, Gunner Olszewski holding and Wise long-snapping. Olszewski has minimal holding experience from college." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"The Pats’ No. 6 wideout is either Isaiah Zuber or Gunner Olszewski, following Friday’s roster divide." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Jones found Gunner Olszewski on a post that split backup defensive backs Myles Bryant and Cody Davis deep in 11-on-11s. Jones’ pass covered roughly 50 yards in the air, settling in Olszewski’s arms steps in front of the goal line. It was the longest completion of the day and one of the prettiest of camp." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, Jakobi Meyers, J.J. Taylor and Marvin Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Gunner Olszewski did a nice job corralling a high snap during late field goal drills. He’s the backup holder." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, J.J. Taylor, Meyers and Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"The veteran also displayed better anticipation Friday throughout practice. One of this best throws of the day came on a corner route to Gunner Olszewski in the final team segment. As with yesterday’s touchdown throw to Brandon Bolden, Newton cut the ball loose before Olszewski turned for the ball and place it well toward the sideline for the score." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"Newton’s timing on getting the ball out was much, much better on Friday. He had two of his best throws near the goal line, timing up an on-point delivery to Gunner Olszewski that gave corner Jonathan Jones no chance to defend and also ripping a dart to Agholor." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"One of the most impressive plays came a little later when Olszewski made a terrific double move on Cody Davis and turned toward the post down the right seam. He was wide open and Jones did not miss him, perfectly floating the deep ball to space where his receiver was able to run it down for the touchdown." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/30/21

"A quiet start gave way to a magnetic finish for Olszewski, who attracted six passes in the final team period alone. He finished with a team-best six catches on nine targets, beating both J.C. Jackson and Jonathan Jones on separate reps. His ability to stretch the field and win in short areas could push him into a larger offensive role this season." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Olszewski, who muffed a punt Thursday, was the first player up and worked on extra reps before practice with special teams coordinator Cam Achord." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

"Brian Hoyer finished 13-for-23 (56%) on the day. He had a nice connection with Olszewski, who was all over practice on Friday. The receiver/returner caught six passes — three from Hoyer, two from Newton and one from Jones." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"Olszewski made a nice catch on a high throw from Hoyer. He showed strong hands to bring in that one." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Others forced to hit the road during the practice included Mike Onwenu (false start), Olszewski (muffed punt), Jackson and Deatrich Wise and Davin Godchaux, who both jumped offside during an 11-on-11 play." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"Jake Bailey’s leg remains powerful. The punter unloaded about a 70-yard boot that chased Gunner Olszewski back to the end zone where he muffed it. Gunner had to take a lap for that." - Tom Curran, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"Olszewski had a nice catch over CB Dee Virgin." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/29/21

"Jones’ catchable pass rate was 63%, though he delivered the best throws of the day, including a back-line laser to Gunner Olszewski in the end zone and other short-window throws." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

"Jones' highlight was a bounce-back sequence towards the end of practice. After the deflected Godchaux pass, he threw back-to-back touchdowns, one to Gunner Olszewski who was running a crossing route along the end line, and then a perfectly-placed back-corner fade to N'Keal Harry. However, Jones also had to run a lap after fumbling a snap." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 7/28/21

"Gunner Olszewski was better than Isaiah Zuber, Kristian Wilkerson, Devin Ross, Marvin Hall and Tre Nixon in the race for the next job – which could also be the fourth spot on the depth chart if Harry doesn’t stick around." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

"Olszewski and Dugger returned kickoffs." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

RB Damien Harris (14)
"In 11-on-11s, Damien Harris had a touchdown run behind blocks from Jakob Johnson and Korey Cunningham." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Damien Harris led the running backs in all team periods, a change from previous days when he split that lead role with Sony Michel." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Damien Harris ran with impressive power and explosion, breaking through for a touchdown at the end of practice. He and Sony Michel continue to alternate carries at the start of periods, and both could be on the verge of career-best seasons." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Harris had a couple impressive touchdown runs during semi-live action, first from 15 yards and later on the goal line." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Damien Harris runs every hand-off in walkthrough periods into the end zone, sometimes covering 50 yards by himself." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Damien Harris and Michel split the first carries in each 11-on-11 period with the Newton offense. Harris has looked as good as expected throughout camp. And, while Michel has also gotten off to a nice start, he looked terrific Tuesday. Michel sliced through some tight holes at the line and showed impressive acceleration in the second level. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Harris had a 5-yard touchdown run in a competitive 11-on-11 period at the end of practice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Damien Harris and Sony Michel both led off separate periods with carries, ripping off long runs from the start. Not everything went smoothly, but that’s camp." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Damien Harris often led the running backs in team periods, followed by Sony Michel, who enjoyed his best day as a pass-catcher." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Damien Harris caught an end zone fade from Cam Newton and toe tapped to stay in bounds. His momentum kept him going toward a trash can near the bleachers and he promptly hurdled it, sparking a big crowd response." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Jones then hit Harris on a quick hitch, Smith on a crosser with a good throw through a tight window and missed Bourne on a miscommunication. Jones was 7 of 8 against the scout team defense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Quiet day for Damien Harris, who had one catch. J.J. Taylor led all running backs with three." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Running back Damien Harris took a tumble during a pursuit drill in which receivers catch a pass from the quarterback and run away from defenders. As Harris tried to run up the sideline, he got tangled up with a hard-charging Kyle Van Noy and was slow to get up from the turf. He did get up on his own and spent some time with trainers, with Van Noy and other running backs checking in on him." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/29/21

"Wilkerson, LaCosse and Damien Harris tied with a team-high three catches." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/28/21

WR Jakobi Meyers (30)
"With Agholor out, Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne, N’Keal Harry and Kristian Wilkerson rotated as the top receivers in team drills." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, Jakobi Meyers, J.J. Taylor, Marvin Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Jakobi Meyers continues to be their most consistent receiver. After a slow opening stretch to camp, Meyers’ 15 connections with Newton are tied with Smith for the lead. He has 12 connections with Jones, the second most on the team behind Bourne." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Jakobi Meyers continues to have a solid training camp. He was unbeaten in 1-on-1, 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 drills, going 3-0. That included two wins over J.C. Jackson. In team drills, he finished with four catches. That was one less than Kendrick Bourne, who led all players with five receptions in the practice. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"Meyers caught seven of eight targets in competitive team drills and stacked another solid practice in a summer full of them. He won on a variety of routes, beating safety Kyle Dugger twice during a red-zone period late in practice. With Agholor out, Meyers was inarguably the best receiver on the field." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Top targets in team drills: Kristian Wilkerson (7/11), Jakobi Meyers (7/8), Kendrick Bourne (4/4)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Top targets in team drills: Jakobi Meyers (5/7), N’Keal Harry (6/6), Kendrick Bourne (4/7), James White (4/4), Hunter Henry (2/4)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Jones can’t seem to get ahold of Meyers in team drills, again surrendering multiple catches to the young wideout." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Jakobi Meyers had a great catch early in practice. Working against Jalen Mills, he broke a route back towards the quarterback and angling to the sideline. Jake Dolegala threw the ball high, but Meyers managed to jump and grab it, while still getting his feet inbounds." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, Jakobi Meyers, J.J. Taylor and Marvin Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Jakobi Meyers had his best practice of camp with six catches in team drills." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Meyers had a sizzling morning, catching six balls, including three in the final red zone sessions. He beat J.C. Jackson, Jonathan Jones, and Jalen Mills for those catches and looks supremely confident in the slot." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"Mills was on the wrong end of a battle with a Patriots receiver a little earlier in the practice. Jakobi Meyers shook him and caught a well-placed Newton throw for a touchdown with Mills trailing well behind." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Newton’s interception aside, Meyers inhaled all of his team-high six targets in team drills. He beat J.C. Jackson, Jonathan Jones and Jalen Mills for completions in the final 11-on-11 period, recording three of the four catches in that drill. He won at the short and intermediate levels, on in-breaking and out-breaking routes; more evidence Meyers should be viewed as a potential starter just like — if not more than — free-agent additions Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Top targets in team drills: Jakobi Meyers (6/7), Nelson Agholor (3/5), Jonnu Smith (3/5), Tre Nixon (3/3)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, J.J. Taylor, Meyers and Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne each had their highlight day last week, and on Monday Jakobi Meyers added his own. He closed the day on a high note with three catches in 11-on-11's, beating J.C. Jackson, Jalen Mills, and Jonathan Jones." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"Meyers beat Jonathan Jones three times for catches and snagged another against zone." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Jakobi Meyers had sparkling plays in back-to-back periods, first catching a hard pass over the middle from Newton and then a diving end zone catch from Jones to close competitive drills." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Jones followed with his worst period of the day, going 0 of 4 against the starting defense. He missed Bourne in the back right corner of the end zone, got a ball batted by Davon Godchaux at the line, had a miscommunication with Meyers on an incompletion and got another ball batted by Kyle Van Noy on a screen. Jones was not pleased with himself after the pair of batted balls." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Meyers had his best day of camp, catching 4 of 6 balls from Newton and Jones." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"But the first-round pick did have a few more unexpected misses on Friday, pulling Jakobi Meyers out of bounds on an end zone corner route. Jones also had another underwhelming finish to practice, though that perspective might be a bit different if Devin Ross hadn’t dropped a surefire touchdown on a slant route. The defense victimized him in that last 11-on-11 red-zone segment. He got “sacked” on the first snap, saw Kyle Dugger break up a pass, then was forced into a poor slant throw to Agholor by an aggressive blitz." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"Jakobi Meyers and Jones nearly had a spectacular end-zone hookup but after the Lynn Swann-ian dive by Meyers to bring it in, the ball popped loose." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Jakobi Meyers and Agholor caught touchdowns from Jones, who was sharp to begin his first set of reps." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/30/21

"Oddly enough, the two quarterbacks are a combined 2 of 9 when targeting Meyers." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Meyers had the only drop during competitive team drills. After he wasn’t targeted by either Newton or Jones on Wednesday, the QBs were a combined 1 of 6 when targeting him Thursday. That’s been mostly on the quarterbacks, though." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"It was an inconsistent day for Meyers, who had an impressive throw from Newton slip through his hands at the goal line on a would-be touchdown. Meyers ran a nice slant and Newton didn't have much room to get it to him, but his throw was perfect – only to fall incomplete." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"Doesn't have a catch yet in 11 on 11s and dropped a touchdown today." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/29/21

"After Mac Jones led Nelson Agholor too far on one of his first throws of passing drill, he then connected with Kendrick Bourne (84) and Jakobi Meyers (16), with the second hookup sparking a reaction from the crowd" - Mike Reiss, ESPN - 7/28/21

"Jakobi Meyers wasn’t targeted by Newton or Jones, while Harry had a couple late touchdowns to create some early momentum in the chase for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

DB Justin Bethel (9)
"Justin Bethel had a tremendous punt save on the goal line." - Greg Bedard,
BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Backup cornerbacks Justin Bethel, Michael Jackson and Dee Virgin all tied for most catches allowed in team drills with two. Jackson also added a defensive holding call." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Defensive back Justin Bethel also got dinged for a defensive holding call against Isaiah Zuber during 1-on-1 WR/DB drills." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Kyle Van Noy, Davon Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Dee Virgin." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"The defense continued to look great – and we’re still waiting for pads to come on. The unit had eight pass deflections on Saturday – Adrian Phillips (two), Justin Bethel (two), Ja’Whaun Bentley, Michael Jackson Sr., Davon Godchaux and Jalen Mills." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"Best performers in 3-on-3s: Joejuan Williams, Justin Bethel." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Ja’Whaun Bentley, Adrian Phillips, Michael Jackson, Godchaux, Justin Bethel, Kyle Van Noy, and Dee Virgin had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"The punt coverage got some work during the special team period with Matthew Slater and Justin Bethel, two of the game's best, serving as gunners. Davis took his spot as the personal protector in front of Jake Bailey. Bailey was a bit inconsistent and was visibly upset with himself after a couple of rare shanks. Taylor handled many of the kicks while holding a ball in one hand. He caught most of them cleanly but did have one slip to the ground." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/30/21

"For most of practice, a number of defensive backs were wearing boxing-type gloves. It's a technique teams have used in the past, to help cornerbacks hone their coverage skills without being able to grab receivers. Among those wearing the pads on Wednesday were Joejuan Williams and Justin Bethel, who saw a handful of coverage snaps on top of his usual special teams role. We'll see if this was a one-day thing, or if the mitts become a constant throughout camp." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 7/28/21

LB Anfernee Jennings (13)
"Others with a winning record (draws were not tallied): Justin Herron (1-0), Marcus Martin (1-0), Anfernee Jennings (1-0), Henry Anderson (1-0) and Deatrich Wise (1-0)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Anfernee Jennings showed up in pass rush drills and beat Korey Cunningham." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"Anfernee Jennings would have sacked Hoyer if such activity were permitted." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"In addition to Uche, Jones, and center Marcus Martin (botched snap), Jonnu Smith, Trent Brown, Anfernee Jennings, R.J. Prince, and Rashod Berry ran penalty laps." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"Aside from Bentley’s interception, Michael Jackson, Kyle Dugger, Joejuan Williams and Anfernee Jennings also had pass breakups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Anfernee Jennings probably should have added another pick against Jones, but had the ball bounce off his hands. After that play, he promptly dropped to the ground and started doing pushups." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"Dugger, Joejuan Williams, Anfernee Jennings, and Michael Jackson had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Nice teaching moment when Steve Belichick pulled Jennings aside to point something out. It apparently was corrected on the next snap, and Belichick fist-bumped Jennings." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Jennings missed the first three days of camp due to personal reasons, according to Bill Belichick. The Providence Journal learned that the second-year player was absent due to the passing of his grandfather." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"Anfernee Jennings returned to the team after missing three straight days. Belichick said he was "excused for personal reasons" and wouldn't elaborate any further. Multiple reports say he was dealing with a death in the family." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/31/21

"LB Anfernee Jennings made his summer debut." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Linebacker Anfernee Jennings also was absent." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/29/21

"Of the 12 players who didn't participate, 11 were already on PUP or NFI. Anfernee Jennings was the only unexplained absence." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 7/28/21

LB Matthew Judon (20)
"This was a big day for the pass rush. Deatrich Wise (two), Josh Uche (two), Davon Godchaux, Matt Judon and Henry Anderson all would have recorded sacks in live action." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Matthew Judon did 2-on-2 pass rushes, but not 1-on-1s. Strange." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"There was another one-on-one period between the offensive and defensive lines. Draws were not tallied like usual. Players with a winning record included David Andrews (2-0), Isaiah Wynn (2-0), Trent Brown (1-0), Korey Cunningham (1-0), Yodny Cajuste (1-0), Matt Judon (1-0), Carl Davis (1-0) and Montravius Adams (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Judon was kept under wraps for most of the day, though he would’ve had a sack if not for Jones sliding up in the pocket at the last second during an 11-on-11 period." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Matt Judon and backup safety Cody Davis both blocked field goals in a half-speed drill that appeared to be purposed for blocking field goals." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"DE Matt Judon: Went 0-3 and while losing to Brown twice is not that bad, getting beat by R.J. Prince is ... not good." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"Brown controlled Judon twice, after the star pass rusher smoked him for an easy sack in 1-on-1s Tuesday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Judon crushes edge-setting during team drills, a must for Patriots outside linebackers. He is fierce." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Offensive lineman Trent Brown also had a solid day, beating linebacker Matt Judon on several reps. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Those with losing records: Korey Cunningham (0-2), Sherman (0-2), Martin (0-2), Justin Herron (0-2), R.J. Prince (0-2), Alex Redmond (0-1), Judon (0-2), Montravius Adams (1-2), Thurman (1-2) and Lawrence Guy (0-2)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Matt Judon would have recorded two sacks in a span of five passes against the scout team offense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Despite it being an unpadded practice, Matt Judon once again made his presence felt. The newly-signed linebacker recorded a pair of sacks on Wednesday. " - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"Judon particularly was strong in the individual drills. On one particular rep, he sent 6-foot-6, 311 pound tackle Korey Cunningham backpedaling off balance. " - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/03/21

"Judon didn't impress for a bit, but his win over Brown to start the second period was pure speed. He did stand out on the edge against the run in team drills." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"Brown’s only lost rep came against Matt Judon, who beat him with an outside first step and then ducked inside to go untouched into the pocket." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Judon sets a mean edge and has fit perfectly into the defense so far." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Matthew Judon also got around Onwenu on the edge with straight speed and a good bend and Rashod Berry treated offensive lineman R.J. Prince like a shopping cart." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"Matt Judon jolted Troy Fumagalli on a play when Fumagalli tried to make a block in space." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Judon could have strip-sacked Newton during one team period had he been allowed to hit him." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Matt Judon had an active practice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

LB Josh Uche (23)
"This was a big day for the pass rush. Deatrich Wise (two), Josh Uche (two), Davon Godchaux, Matt Judon and Henry Anderson all would have recorded sacks in live action." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Deatrich Wise Jr. and Josh Uche would have registered sacks had they been allowed to manhandle the quarterbacks." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"DE Josh Uche: Another contender for the crown had at least a couple of sacks, but he did lose both in one-on-one reps to a couple of good players, Trent Brown and Mike Onwenu." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"Wise had the worst period of the day with an ugly 0-3 record. Others with losing records included Alex Redmond (1-2), Shaq Mason (0-1), Marcus Martin (0-1), Davon Godchaux (0-1), Uche (0-1), Bill Murray (0-1) and Nick Thurman (0-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Uche had back-to-back dominant snaps in 11-on-11s, beating Wynn for a sack and Herron for a pressure." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Uche struggled to set the edge during a run-focused drill, losing one rep to Wells. Jonnu Smith controlled Uche firmly in another notable rep last week." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Josh Uche continued to have a strong camp. The second-year linebacker was a standout in one-on-one battles, though he did have to run an offside penalty lap. He also engaged in a little trash talk with Hunter Henry after a goal line rep." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"In addition to Uche, Jones, and center Marcus Martin (botched snap), Jonnu Smith, Trent Brown, Anfernee Jennings, R.J. Prince, and Rashod Berry ran penalty laps." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"Godchaux, Uche and Berry took penalty laps." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Josh Uche also continued his strong training camp. He was hard to handle during 1-on-1 drills and is a breakout candidate for the Patriots this season. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/03/21

"Other winning records in the one-on-one period (tied reps were not tallied): Shaq Mason (three wins, no losses), Trent Brown (two wins, no losses), Isaiah Wynn (two wins, no losses), Josh Uche (two wins, one loss), Justin Herron (one win, no losses)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Josh Uche is a blur on pass rushes. At one point, he torched reserve tackle Yodny Cajuste around the edge during 1-on-1 drills so hard Cajuste might not have been there at all. His bend and big-time speed will be fun to watch in a pass-rushing role this season." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 8/03/21

"Rookies Ronnie Perkins and Christian Barmore, and Josh Uche combined to go 11-2 in the opening one on ones." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"Uche was probably the most impressive of the young pass rushers as he had wins against Justin Herron and Korey Cunningham, who are top backup types. He has a good variety of moves." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"Second only to Barmore, Uche shone in 1-on-1 pass rush periods, smoking Pats offensive tackles off the edge. He dominated Justin Herron, Korey Cunningham and Yodny Cajuste in separate reps, flashing the quick-twitch athleticism that led the Patriots to trade up for him two drafts ago. The Uche hype train shows no signs of slowing down." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"The pass-rushing 1-on-1s are always a highlight and two defensive players who really stood out were rookie defensive tackle Christian Barmore and second-year linebacker Josh Uche. " - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"Uche won reps easily with a speed rush on Korey Cunningham then a stutter-step to an inside swim move to beat Yodny Cajuste." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"It looked to be the case this offseason, and Josh Uche admitted he bulked up with some added muscle since the end of his rookie year." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Had an unblocked sack that got the second-team line benched and batted down a pass. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Josh Uche batted down a Hoyer pass at the line of scrimmage that Kyle Van Noy nearly picked before it hit the ground." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Tashaun Bower (Newton), J.C. Jackson (Hoyer), Josh Uche (Hoyer), Kyle Dugger (Jones), Michael Jackson (Jones), Adrian Colbert (Hoyer)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"In full-team drills, there were pass deflections from J.C. Jackson, Josh Uche, Tashawn Bower, Adrian Colbert, Kyle Dugger and Michael Jackson Sr." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"Josh Uche bulked up this offseason and should make a much greater impact in year two." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/28/21

WR Marvin Hall (12)
"Kick returners: Brandon Bolden, J.J. Taylor, Marvin Hall." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, Jakobi Meyers, J.J. Taylor, Marvin Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Receiver Marvin Hall made a terrific back shoulder catch from Mac Jones to finish off one two-minute series." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Drops in team drills: Bourne, Wilkerson, Marvin Hall." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Another padded practice brought out more 1-on-1 reps. Highlights for the receivers were from Wilkerson, Isaiah Zuber and Marvin Hall. Each of the players went 2-0 against the cornerbacks. Wilkerson beat Jackson on one rep. For the cornerbacks, Williams stood out, going 2-0 with a pass breakup. He had wins over receivers Nelson Agholor and Harry." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, Jakobi Meyers, J.J. Taylor and Marvin Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"One catch isn’t good, but it is better than zero. That’s what Hall posted despite more than 60 snaps of team drills. He also dropped a pass during initial walk-throughs, after dropping one in the team’s last practice Saturday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Drops: Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, Sony Michel, Nixon, Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, J.J. Taylor, Meyers and Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"An uphill climb to make the final 53 got steeper for Hall, who dropped one of two targets in team drills and had the other knocked away because he couldn’t shake backup corner Dee Virgin. Hall also rotated with the kick returners Saturday, though that job is likely to be awarded to Kyle Dugger, Gunner Olszewski or J.J. Taylor." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Brian Hoyer tucked in a similarly gorgeous fade to Marvin Hall, who shed Joejuan Williams in coverage and showed great body control to haul it in." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

"Michael Jackson had a great pass breakup on a good Jones pass to Marvin Hall. Good pass, better defensive play." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

K Nick Folk (6)
"A bunch of the rehabbing players were spotted on the lower conditioning field, including Gilmore, Winovich, Cowart, Folk, and McGrone." - Jim McBride,
Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Nick Folk and Jake Bailey worked on their onside kick techniques while the rest of the team was beginning their positional drills." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/31/21

"Nick Folk hit all five of his field goals." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Nick Folk handled all the field goals after practice, starting from 30 yards before gradually stretching it out to 50. He may have missed his second attempt, a 38-yarder from the right hash, although it was tough to tell for sure. He definitely made good on the other four attempts, including a 50-yarder from the left hash to end things." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/30/21

"Nick Folk got the only live FG attempts and he appeared to be 4 for 4 and from some distance. The height wasn't great, but the kicks were effective." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

WR Devin Ross (16)
"Injuries: Devin Ross continued to stretch out his right hamstring after injuring it last week." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"WR Devin Ross returned after missing two practices with a hamstring injury." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"On Sunday, the Patriots got back defensive tackle Christian Barmore, center/guard Ted Karras, tight end Devin Asiasi and receiver Devin Ross. This marked the first practice back for Asiasi, who started on the reserve/COVID-19 list." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"Returned: DL Christian Barmore, OL Ted Karras, TE Devin Asiasi, WR Devin Ross" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Injured: WR Devin Ross" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Wide receiver Devin Ross appeared to injure his hamstring during a route with the scout team offense and didn’t return." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"On the offensive side of the ball, wide receiver Devin Ross pulled up midway through practice. It looked like an upper-leg injury." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"Quarterback Brian Hoyer was intercepted by cornerback Jonathan Jones on a throw meant for receiver Devin Ross. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/04/21

"Top targets in team drills: Devin Ross (2/2), Henry (1/2), Agholor (1/2), Kristian Wilkerson (0/2)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"In a ball-protection period, when defenders tried to strip the football, Rhamondre Stevenson and Devin Ross each lost two fumbles, and Wells and Agholor were also stripped. Ball security was an issue for Stevenson in junior college, so that’s something to monitor." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Rhamondre Stevenson and Devin Ross each fumbled twice during the ball-security drill in which a defender jogs the length of the field trying to pry the piggy loose." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"Jones was bailed out on two of his completions: one a diving catch by Devin Ross on a crossing route in 7-on-7s and an underthrown post throw Zuber squeezed between double coverage." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"During a ball security drill, where one ball carrier jogs across the field as two defenders attempt to force a fumble, rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson coughed up the ball twice. Ross also fumbled." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Continued his terrible start to camp with another drop and a poorly run route. You wonder why Jones' stats aren't great? He has to throw a lot to Ross and Wilkerson." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"Devin Ross didn’t have a good day with either potential starting quarterback, but he did have an excellent period when the scout team worked against the starting defense. Hoyer hit Ross for two touchdowns, as the receiver beat Kyle Dugger and J.C. Jackson for each score." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"Had at least two drops and appeared to run a wrong route once." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

OL Yodny Cajuste (6)
"Those with a losing record: Mike Onwenu (0-1), Korey Cunningham (0-1), Will Sherman (0-1), Yodny Cajuste (0-1), R.J. Prince (0-1), Alex Redmond (0-1), Lawrence Guy (0-1), Rashod Berry (0-1) and Bill Murray (0-1)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"There was another one-on-one period between the offensive and defensive lines. Draws were not tallied like usual. Players with a winning record included David Andrews (2-0), Isaiah Wynn (2-0), Trent Brown (1-0), Korey Cunningham (1-0), Yodny Cajuste (1-0), Matt Judon (1-0), Carl Davis (1-0) and Montravius Adams (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Losing records in the one-on-one period: Prince (one win, three losses), Sherman (no wins, two losses), Yodny Cajuste (no wins, one loss), Korey Cunningham (no wins, one loss), Marcus Martin (no wins, one loss), Redmond (no wins, one loss), Lawrence Guy (no wins, two losses), Rashod Berry (one win, two losses), Nick Thurman (no wins, one loss), Tashawn Bower (no wins, one loss), Carl Davis (no wins, one loss)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Uche won reps easily with a speed rush on Korey Cunningham then a stutter-step to an inside swim move to beat Yodny Cajuste." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"Former third-rounder Yodny Cajuste has a ton of ground to make up if he’s going to earn a roster spot." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Yodny Cajuste got reps at left tackle, but there was a lot of switching all over the place." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

DB Kyle Dugger (16)
"Pass breakups: J.C. Jackson 2, Bentley 2, Hightower, Dugger, Michael Jackson." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Overall, there were 10 pass breakups. Cornerback J.C. Jackson and linebacker Ja’WHaun Bentley led the way with two each. Safety Kyle Dugger; cornerbacks Joejuan Williams, Myles Bryant and Michael Jackson Sr.; linebacker Dont’a Hightower and safety Adrian Phillips each had one as well. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/05/21

"Aside from Bentley’s interception, Michael Jackson, Kyle Dugger, Joejuan Williams and Anfernee Jennings also had pass breakups." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Tough day for Dugger in coverage, his early pass breakup aside." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Cam Newton’s touchdown passes to Nelson Agholor (45-50 yards in the air) and Hunter Henry (seam pass to the right corner of the end zone) were the best of the day and Newton’s top tosses of the summer. S Kyle Dugger was in coverage on both plays." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Dugger, Joejuan Williams, Anfernee Jennings, and Michael Jackson had pass breakups." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"There was a little dustup when N’Keal Harry and Kyle Dugger got tangled up after a play. They were separated but Uche got involved before the matter was broken up." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"Phillips and Kyle Dugger have been impressive with the coverage this summer. Both had pass breakups and Phillips' work on tight ends Smith and Hunter Henry has been tough to ignore. It looks like Belichick will have a nice three-man rotation with that pair and veteran Devin McCourty, plus the versatile Jalen Mills available to fill different roles." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/31/21

"Kyle Dugger had some nice plays in coverage, which is a point of emphasis for him." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"The second-year safety flew around the field in pass coverage, recording two pass breakups on the day – both on throws from Jones. The latter was particularly impressive as he came streaking across a formation to break up a crossing route to tight end Matt LaCosse, showing off his 4.49 speed. The other came as he dug the ball away from receiver Devin Ross in tight coverage." - Khari Thompson, Boston.com - 7/30/21

"As for Dugger, his coverage ability continues to stand out. On one goal-line rep with Jones at quarterback, Dugger blanketed Matt Lacosse (quietly having a capable camp so far) and easily slapped away a pass intended for the tight end. Last season, Dugger seemed ahead of the curve as a rookie. This year, he’s been even smoother and it will be interesting to see how much he shows up when the pads come on next week." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Dugger was among the best players on defense. In addition to the nice PD during the goal line work he also locked up Matt LaCosse, who has caught plenty of balls in the first three days, and prevented him from adding to his totals. Dugger's physicality shows up in coverage and could be a sign of significant improvement in an area that wasn't a strong suit a year ago." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/30/21

"The young safety broke up two passes, most on the team, and forced Newton and Jones to hold the ball longer than they should’ve with his pre-snap disguise. Dugger described himself as a “completely different player” on Thursday, and looks the part. The way he can seamlessly transition from deep safety to pseudo linebacker should force more quarterbacks to pause during the regular season." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Tashaun Bower (Newton), J.C. Jackson (Hoyer), Josh Uche (Hoyer), Kyle Dugger (Jones), Michael Jackson (Jones), Adrian Colbert (Hoyer)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"In full-team drills, there were pass deflections from J.C. Jackson, Josh Uche, Tashawn Bower, Adrian Colbert, Kyle Dugger and Michael Jackson Sr." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

"Olszewski and Dugger returned kickoffs." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/28/21

LB Harvey Langi (5)
"Langi’s pick was a surprise gift, not to be counted with the rest of interceptions in training camp." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Backup linebacker Harvey Langi is a budding core special teamer, whose odds of making the 53-man roster have only increased with his special teams activity and Raekwon McMillan’s season-ending knee injury." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Would-be sacks: Team, Ronnie Perkins, Harvey Langi, Adrian Colbert." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"After Hoyer and the third-stringers got some run, Jones returned for two extra snaps. On the first, he was immediately sacked by an unblocked Harvey Langi. He then threw incomplete for Smith, as the ball was contested by Langi. It wasn’t a good spot for Jones to lead Smith into Langi’s zone. Nice sequence for Langi, though." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

"Linebacker Harvey Langi stood out, finishing with a would-be sack to go with a pass breakup while covering tight end Jonnu Smith. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/29/21

OL William Sherman (7)
"Those with a losing record: Mike Onwenu (0-1), Korey Cunningham (0-1), Will Sherman (0-1), Yodny Cajuste (0-1), R.J. Prince (0-1), Alex Redmond (0-1), Lawrence Guy (0-1), Rashod Berry (0-1) and Bill Murray (0-1)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: Will Sherman (0-3), RJ Prince (0-3), Marcus Martin (0-2)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"There were two really good one-on-one periods with the offensive and defensive lines. Carl Davis was the star of the show with four decisive wins and no losses, beating Marcus Martin (twice), Mike Onwenu and Will Sherman." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Those with losing records: Korey Cunningham (0-2), Sherman (0-2), Martin (0-2), Justin Herron (0-2), R.J. Prince (0-2), Alex Redmond (0-1), Judon (0-2), Montravius Adams (1-2), Thurman (1-2) and Lawrence Guy (0-2)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Losing records in the one-on-one period: Prince (one win, three losses), Sherman (no wins, two losses), Yodny Cajuste (no wins, one loss), Korey Cunningham (no wins, one loss), Marcus Martin (no wins, one loss), Redmond (no wins, one loss), Lawrence Guy (no wins, two losses), Rashod Berry (one win, two losses), Nick Thurman (no wins, one loss), Tashawn Bower (no wins, one loss), Carl Davis (no wins, one loss)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"The 1-on-1s involving offensive and defensive linemen resulted in plenty of laps for violations. Mike Onwenu hit the road twice, Ronnie Perkins, Carl Davis, Isaiah Wynn, Christian Barmore and Will Sherman all were guilty of infractions. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"Will Sherman, who almost exclusively played tackle at Colorado, got a look at right guard. The rookie has a shot to make the roster." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/29/21

OL Michael Onwenu (12)
"Those with a losing record: Mike Onwenu (0-1), Korey Cunningham (0-1), Will Sherman (0-1), Yodny Cajuste (0-1), R.J. Prince (0-1), Alex Redmond (0-1), Lawrence Guy (0-1), Rashod Berry (0-1) and Bill Murray (0-1)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Trent Brown (6-0), Shaq Mason (6-1), David Andrews (5-2) and Onwenu (3-2) also have winning records through four padded practices, so the starting offensive line is looking as advertised." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Even though ties aren’t recorded here in those records, there was an awesome draw in a battle between Barmore and Mike Onwenu. Those are two heavyweights." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: OT Isaiah Wynn (2-0), Michael Onwenu (1-0-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Michael Onwenu (4-0-1), Trent Brown (3-0), David Andrews (3-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Onwenu handled a variety of rushers, from Deatrich Wise to Lawrence Guy and Nick Thurman. He’s a special player." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"There were two really good one-on-one periods with the offensive and defensive lines. Carl Davis was the star of the show with four decisive wins and no losses, beating Marcus Martin (twice), Mike Onwenu and Will Sherman." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Here are the others with winning records in one-on-ones (draws were not tallied): Onwenu (3-1), Shaq Mason (1-0), Andrews (1-0), Isaiah Wynn (1-0), Perkins (1-0) and Rashod Berry (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"The 1-on-1s involving offensive and defensive linemen resulted in plenty of laps for violations. Mike Onwenu hit the road twice, Ronnie Perkins, Carl Davis, Isaiah Wynn, Christian Barmore and Will Sherman all were guilty of infractions. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Shaq Mason (5-0), Trent Brown (3-1), Michael Onwenu (2-0-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Mike Onwenu had to run his lap right past Robert Kraft as the owner made his way across the practice field." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Others forced to hit the road during the practice included Mike Onwenu (false start), Olszewski (muffed punt), Jackson and Deatrich Wise and Davin Godchaux, who both jumped offside during an 11-on-11 play." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

DL Deatrich Wise Jr. (15)
"This was a big day for the pass rush. Deatrich Wise (two), Josh Uche (two), Davon Godchaux, Matt Judon and Henry Anderson all would have recorded sacks in live action." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Others with a winning record (draws were not tallied): Justin Herron (1-0), Marcus Martin (1-0), Anfernee Jennings (1-0), Henry Anderson (1-0) and Deatrich Wise (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Deatrich Wise Jr. and Josh Uche would have registered sacks had they been allowed to manhandle the quarterbacks." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Wise had the worst period of the day with an ugly 0-3 record. Others with losing records included Alex Redmond (1-2), Shaq Mason (0-1), Marcus Martin (0-1), Davon Godchaux (0-1), Uche (0-1), Bill Murray (0-1) and Nick Thurman (0-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Wise didn’t have a good one-on-one period, but he would have recorded two sacks in 11-on-11s later in practice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"During field goals, defensive end Deatrich Wise snapped to kicker Quinn Nordin. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: Deatrich Wise (0-2-1), Nick Thurman (0-2)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"With Cardona out, Deatrich Wise long-snapped for the field goal unit at the end of practice, and Jonnu Smith long-snapped on punts." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"The final field goal team consisted of Bailey kicking, Gunner Olszewski holding and Wise long-snapping. Olszewski has minimal holding experience from college." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"In couple of rounds of one-on-one and two-on-two interior-line battles, Deatrich Wise Jr., Guy, and Henry Anderson were defensive standouts, while David Andrews, James Ferentz, Brown, and Shaq Mason starred on offense." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: Nick Thurman (1-4-1), Deatrich Wise (2-4)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Deatrich Wise picked up a sack as well." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"Deatrich Wise long-snapped after practice and revealed he’s done so every season since he was drafted in 2017." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"For those wondering who the backup long snapper is: It’s Wise. But he said he’ll be in there only “if everything goes sideways.”" - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Others forced to hit the road during the practice included Mike Onwenu (false start), Olszewski (muffed punt), Jackson and Deatrich Wise and Davin Godchaux, who both jumped offside during an 11-on-11 play." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

TE Troy Fumagalli (3)
"Backup tight end Troy Fumagalli has cooled off considerably in recent days, with lesser blocking skills and fewer targets compared to his other tight ends." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Matt Judon jolted Troy Fumagalli on a play when Fumagalli tried to make a block in space." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Brian Hoyer hooked up with Fumagalli for a couple of touchdowns early in practice. Fumagalli, a fourth-year tight end out of Wisconsin, arrived during the spring but has shown some ability in his short time with the team. He later caught another TD from Newton." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

K Quinn Nordin (18)
"Quinn Nordin’s perfect week inside Gillette continued with a 4-of-4 night on field goals of 48, 33, 43 and 46 yards. He went 14 of 14 in the two stadium practices and should be the sole kicker Thursday due to Folk’s string of absences. Nordin’s chances of making the team have increased by the day." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/10/21

"Undrafted kicker Quinn Nordin made all four field goals at the end of practice from 33, 43, 46 and 48 yards away." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Quinn Nordin continues to look outstanding inside Gillette Stadium. The rookie kicker finished practice making all four kicks from distances of 48, 46, 43 and 33 yards. He’s now 14-of-14 in two in-stadium practices this summer." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/10/21

"Quinn Nordin, who dazzled Friday by making all 10 kicks, appeared to be perfect in his live attempts Sunday, although the viewing angle of the goal posts from the media tent leaves some room for error." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Undrafted Quinn Nordin also clanged one of the left upright that fell through. He’s been building momentum the past few days." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"The undrafted rookie went 9-for-9 on field goals, hitting from 22, 29, 34, 35, 35, 40, 48, 55 and 57 yards away. Nordin’s 57-yarder would have been good from another five yards, if not more. He also nailed an extra point from 33 yards out. After his final kick, a 55-yarder that closed practice, Nordin was personally congratulated by a smiling Belichick." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Captain Matthew Slater called a timeout before Nordin’s 22-yarder, then had a quick chat with special teams coordinator Cam Achord. Nordin was unfazed." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"About the only thing of actual substance, undrafted rookie Quinn Nordin made all 10 of his kicks in the walkthrough, including a 57- and 55-yarders in the final two possessions. He then drew a smile and a handshake from Bill Belichick at the end of practice. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/06/21

"Tough to pick a player of the day in a simulated game but it would be Nordin, who hit all 10 of his kicks (nine field goals and a PAT). He blasted field goals of 55 and 57 yards with plenty of room to spare. " - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/06/21

"With Folk out, Quinn Nordin handled all the field goal attempts at the end of practice. In the most unofficial of summer stats (the media view of the goal posts is partially obstructed) the rookie went 5 of 8 from the 40-45ish range. Lawrence Guy got a hand on one." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"With Nick Folk out, undrafted kicker Quinn Nordin took all of the end-of-practice field goals and missed a couple long attempts, including one that was tipped." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Quinn Nordin handled the field goals at the end of practice and appeared to make four out of five attempts ranging from 30-46 yards." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"In a funny pre-practice scene, 6-foot-6-inch, 320-pound offensive lineman R.J. Prince and 6-1, 196-pound kicker Quinn Nordin, both wearing white No. 61 jerseys, bumped into one another and then hugged." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"Kickers worked on "Toro" the FG with clock running scenario. Quinn Nordin missed a kick wide left, and weirdly came up short on one, and another barely made it in. That's not how he kicked. It looked like a sand wedge of mine." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Practice wrapped up with a couple of situational sequences where quarterbacks completed short passes to set up late field goals. The first two led to Quinn Nordin and the rest of the field goal team rushing onto the field with the clock running before the rookie connected from 33 and 35 yards. The third saw holder Jake Bailey rush under center to spike the ball when the preceding completion resulted in a close first down. Nordin then was good from 32 yards. The kicker's final four attempts were conventional practice kicks from 40 and 42 yards. The third attempt fell way short and appeared to be deflected at the line." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/31/21

"Rookie kicker Quinn Nordin acted as a faux punt returner while Matthew Slater worked on his gunner moves." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

"Practice closed with rookie Quinn Nordin handling all of the field goals. He attempted kicks from between 33 and 48 yards, mostly from the left hash, and connected on his final three. He appeared to miss at least one of his first two attempts, although it was tough to tell from our vantage points up on the ramps to the left of the uprights." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

"Quinn Nordin got to kick today and had him 3 for 4. He was a bit wild even in warmups wide left." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/29/21

P Jake Bailey (12)
"Jake Bailey was another star of the day. The All-Pro punter had a couple booming punts early in practice. One looked to be around 50 yards and was touched down before the goal line by Kristian Wilkerson. Another, with great range, bounced before the end zone and back around the 2-yard line. " - Mark Daniels,
Providence Journal - 8/10/21

"The final field goal team consisted of Bailey kicking, Gunner Olszewski holding and Wise long-snapping. Olszewski has minimal holding experience from college." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Jake Bailey booted two punts, one a touchback and the other downed inside the 5-yard line." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Jake Bailey had an interesting drill early in practice. He banked himself on the right sideline at the 15-yard line and punted three balls toward the goal posts, but he only swung his leg about half speed. Two of the balls hit the posts, which seemed to be the purpose of the drill but that’s just a guess. He then switched to the right sideline and punted three more. He moved back and forth another couple times until the period ended." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"He absolutely launched about five punts that sent the returners sprinting just to get close to. And almost all his punts were right on the sideline." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Punter Jake Bailey continues to make life miserable for the return men, pounding moon ball after moon ball." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"Jake Bailey booted one or two off the side of his foot on Monday, but he hit some mammoth shots as well. One sent return man Jakobi Meyers into a sprint backwards that carried him about 15 or 20 yards off his original spot. When Bailey catches one the way he wants to, it goes." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Jake Bailey boomed multiple punts longer than 60 yards." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Nick Folk and Jake Bailey worked on their onside kick techniques while the rest of the team was beginning their positional drills." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/31/21

"Jake Bailey launched some punts, a few with over 5 seconds of hang time." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"The punt coverage got some work during the special team period with Matthew Slater and Justin Bethel, two of the game's best, serving as gunners. Davis took his spot as the personal protector in front of Jake Bailey. Bailey was a bit inconsistent and was visibly upset with himself after a couple of rare shanks. Taylor handled many of the kicks while holding a ball in one hand. He caught most of them cleanly but did have one slip to the ground." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/30/21

"Jake Bailey’s leg remains powerful. The punter unloaded about a 70-yard boot that chased Gunner Olszewski back to the end zone where he muffed it. Gunner had to take a lap for that." - Tom Curran, Patriots.com - 7/29/21

DL Tashawn Bower (5)
"Losing records in the one-on-one period: Prince (one win, three losses), Sherman (no wins, two losses), Yodny Cajuste (no wins, one loss), Korey Cunningham (no wins, one loss), Marcus Martin (no wins, one loss), Redmond (no wins, one loss), Lawrence Guy (no wins, two losses), Rashod Berry (one win, two losses), Nick Thurman (no wins, one loss), Tashawn Bower (no wins, one loss), Carl Davis (no wins, one loss)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Barmore, defensive tackle Montravius Adams and outside linebacker Tashawn Bower all enjoyed brief time with the starting group Monday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Newton didn’t start practice too well. His first throw downfield significantly overshot Agholor and he had a screen slapped down by Tashawn Bower." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Tashaun Bower (Newton), J.C. Jackson (Hoyer), Josh Uche (Hoyer), Kyle Dugger (Jones), Michael Jackson (Jones), Adrian Colbert (Hoyer)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"In full-team drills, there were pass deflections from J.C. Jackson, Josh Uche, Tashawn Bower, Adrian Colbert, Kyle Dugger and Michael Jackson Sr." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

DB Adrian Colbert (12)
"S Adrian Colbert returned after missing four practices, and he was wearing the red non-contact jersey. " - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/10/21

"Colbert donned a red, non-contact jersey " - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Backup safety Adrian Colbert left the field in the final period for unknown reasons." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Adrian Colbert ran to the locker room with a trainer toward the end of practice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Early in practice, safety Adrian Colbert jumped in front of a medium crosser intended for Hunter Henry. It looked like Newton was trying to lead Henry out in front, but the throw ended up bringing him upfield." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"Safety Adrian Colbert flashed a bit with a pick of Mac Jones in an 11-on-11 period and a "sack" of Jones coming off the edge unblocked during an 11-on-11 period later in the practice." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Would-be sacks: Team, Ronnie Perkins, Harvey Langi, Adrian Colbert." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Colbert added a tipped interception during a team period run a three-quarters speed." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Colbert dropped an interception, jumping a short Brian Hoyer pass intended for Olszewski during a snap in the tight red zone." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"Pass breakups in team drills: Tashaun Bower (Newton), J.C. Jackson (Hoyer), Josh Uche (Hoyer), Kyle Dugger (Jones), Michael Jackson (Jones), Adrian Colbert (Hoyer)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

"In full-team drills, there were pass deflections from J.C. Jackson, Josh Uche, Tashawn Bower, Adrian Colbert, Kyle Dugger and Michael Jackson Sr." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/30/21

QB Jake Dolegala (13)
"The team released backup Jake Dolegala. The Patriots claimed Dolegala off waivers from Green Bay on July 28. The 24-year-old spent last season on the Patriots practice squad." - Mark Daniels,
Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"Apparently, Jake Dolegala is "Jake From State Farm." The kid has some skills, even if they're very inconsistent." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"It came during individual drills, but Jake Dolegala dropped in a beauty of a pass to Nelson Agholor, who hung in the air as if frozen in time to snag it before falling to the grass and holding on." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"Jake Dolegala didn’t participate in competitive team drills." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Jake Dolegala was 3 of 3 with his lone period on the scout team offense." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/04/21

"Jake Dolegala didn’t take any reps in team drills for the second consecutive day." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"It came during individual drills, but Isaiah Zuber made a super sideline catch on a pass from Jake Dolegala with D’Angelo Ross draped all over him." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Jake Dolegala didn’t have any reps during competitive periods." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"Jake Dolegala also got into the action. The backup quarterback finished 3-for-3 in his first 11-on11 stretch of training camp." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 7/31/21

"Jake Dolagala actually threw the ball today. He's ... ok." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Jake Dolegala received his first team drill snaps and went 3 for 3 with the scout team." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

"Jake Dolegala was 3 of 3 in his first competitive period of camp with the scout team." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

"Brian Hoyer was 12 of 17 and split his time with the scout team and third string. Jake Dolegala didn’t get any competitive team reps." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/30/21

OL Korey Cunningham (9)
"Those with a losing record: Mike Onwenu (0-1), Korey Cunningham (0-1), Will Sherman (0-1), Yodny Cajuste (0-1), R.J. Prince (0-1), Alex Redmond (0-1), Lawrence Guy (0-1), Rashod Berry (0-1) and Bill Murray (0-1)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Anfernee Jennings showed up in pass rush drills and beat Korey Cunningham." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/09/21

"There was another one-on-one period between the offensive and defensive lines. Draws were not tallied like usual. Players with a winning record included David Andrews (2-0), Isaiah Wynn (2-0), Trent Brown (1-0), Korey Cunningham (1-0), Yodny Cajuste (1-0), Matt Judon (1-0), Carl Davis (1-0) and Montravius Adams (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Those with losing records: Korey Cunningham (0-2), Sherman (0-2), Martin (0-2), Justin Herron (0-2), R.J. Prince (0-2), Alex Redmond (0-1), Judon (0-2), Montravius Adams (1-2), Thurman (1-2) and Lawrence Guy (0-2)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Losing records in the one-on-one period: Prince (one win, three losses), Sherman (no wins, two losses), Yodny Cajuste (no wins, one loss), Korey Cunningham (no wins, one loss), Marcus Martin (no wins, one loss), Redmond (no wins, one loss), Lawrence Guy (no wins, two losses), Rashod Berry (one win, two losses), Nick Thurman (no wins, one loss), Tashawn Bower (no wins, one loss), Carl Davis (no wins, one loss)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Van Noy won his only rep of 1-on-1 pass rush, blowing by Korey Cunningham." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Uche won reps easily with a speed rush on Korey Cunningham then a stutter-step to an inside swim move to beat Yodny Cajuste." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"Korey Cunningham has seen some quality reps with other top offensive linemen the last few practices. " - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"At one point, due to some hyperaggressive pass rush (not sure by whom), Korey Cunningham ended up rolling into Ted Karras' left knee and was in obvious initial pain. He eventually got to his feet and limped off and the injury isn't believed to be serious, but Karras gives a lot of comfort backing up multiple spots. Karras does wear knee braces, by the way." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

RB J.J. Taylor (9)
"Kick returners: Brandon Bolden, J.J. Taylor, Marvin Hall." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, Jakobi Meyers, J.J. Taylor, Marvin Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, Jakobi Meyers, J.J. Taylor and Marvin Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"JJ Taylor bobbled a punt." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Punt returners: Gunner Olszewski, J.J. Taylor, Meyers and Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"JJ Taylor got some touches, but it's been a quiet start to camp." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/30/21

"The punt coverage got some work during the special team period with Matthew Slater and Justin Bethel, two of the game's best, serving as gunners. Davis took his spot as the personal protector in front of Jake Bailey. Bailey was a bit inconsistent and was visibly upset with himself after a couple of rare shanks. Taylor handled many of the kicks while holding a ball in one hand. He caught most of them cleanly but did have one slip to the ground." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/30/21

"Quiet day for Damien Harris, who had one catch. J.J. Taylor led all running backs with three." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

"J.J. Taylor ran a penalty lap after muffing a return; he already had a ball in one hand but couldn’t corral the second." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

LB Ronnie Perkins (10)
"Those with an even record: Isaiah Wynn (1-1), Ronnie Perkins (1-1) and Montravius Adams (1-1)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"The backup period with the Jones offense had live tackling, and there was a big-time collision when Ronnie Perkins took down Johnson." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Third-round rookie Ronnie Perkins had his hand examined during practice and only took one rep during pass-rush drills." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Ronnie Perkins appeared to hurt his hand, but returned to practice after briefly checking it out." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Here are the others with winning records in one-on-ones (draws were not tallied): Onwenu (3-1), Shaq Mason (1-0), Andrews (1-0), Isaiah Wynn (1-0), Perkins (1-0) and Rashod Berry (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"The 1-on-1s involving offensive and defensive linemen resulted in plenty of laps for violations. Mike Onwenu hit the road twice, Ronnie Perkins, Carl Davis, Isaiah Wynn, Christian Barmore and Will Sherman all were guilty of infractions. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

"Rookies Ronnie Perkins and Christian Barmore, and Josh Uche combined to go 11-2 in the opening one on ones." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"Would-be sacks: Team, Ronnie Perkins, Harvey Langi, Adrian Colbert." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Watch some of Ronnie Perkins today during the slower moments when Hoyer was on the field. Has some good get-off. He's smaller than I thought. He's getting time because Anfernee Jennings is dealing with a personal situation." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 7/31/21

"Linebackers Raekwon McMillan and Perkins would have registered sacks if not for the hands-off policy." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/31/21

DL Rashod Berry (11)
"Those with a losing record: Mike Onwenu (0-1), Korey Cunningham (0-1), Will Sherman (0-1), Yodny Cajuste (0-1), R.J. Prince (0-1), Alex Redmond (0-1), Lawrence Guy (0-1), Rashod Berry (0-1) and Bill Murray (0-1)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Even records included Herron (1-1), R.J. Prince (1-1), Rashod Berry (1-1), Henry Anderson (1-1) and Barmore (1-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"The coaching staff rewarded second-round rookie Christian Barmore and second-year edge rusher Rashod Berry for their strong showings in the last two padded practices with early reps in 1-on-1 pass rush against starting O-linemen." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"In addition to Uche, Jones, and center Marcus Martin (botched snap), Jonnu Smith, Trent Brown, Anfernee Jennings, R.J. Prince, and Rashod Berry ran penalty laps." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Carl Davis (4-0), Davon Godchaux (3-0), Rashod Berry (3-0), Henry Anderson (3-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Second-year pass rusher Rashod Berry, who went undrafted last season, is officially a must-watch for preseason. A couple of his 1-on-1 pass-rush reps have been devastating." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Godchaux, Uche and Berry took penalty laps." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Here are the others with winning records in one-on-ones (draws were not tallied): Onwenu (3-1), Shaq Mason (1-0), Andrews (1-0), Isaiah Wynn (1-0), Perkins (1-0) and Rashod Berry (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Losing records in the one-on-one period: Prince (one win, three losses), Sherman (no wins, two losses), Yodny Cajuste (no wins, one loss), Korey Cunningham (no wins, one loss), Marcus Martin (no wins, one loss), Redmond (no wins, one loss), Lawrence Guy (no wins, two losses), Rashod Berry (one win, two losses), Nick Thurman (no wins, one loss), Tashawn Bower (no wins, one loss), Carl Davis (no wins, one loss)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Matthew Judon also got around Onwenu on the edge with straight speed and a good bend and Rashod Berry treated offensive lineman R.J. Prince like a shopping cart." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"There was a small skirmish early in practice between center David Andrews and Rashad Berry. It was quickly stifled by a large crowd from both sides of the ball." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

DB Jonathan Jones (4)
"Jonathan Jones enjoyed a strong day in coverage. In addition to his pick of Hoyer, he nearly came up with another one on the following play when he blanketed Olszewski across the middle. His coverage was perfect as he mirrored the route before dropping the would-be pick." - Paul Perillo,
Patriots.com - 8/04/21

"Quarterback Brian Hoyer was intercepted by cornerback Jonathan Jones on a throw meant for receiver Devin Ross. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/04/21

"Meyers beat Jonathan Jones three times for catches and snagged another against zone." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

"Newton’s timing on getting the ball out was much, much better on Friday. He had two of his best throws near the goal line, timing up an on-point delivery to Gunner Olszewski that gave corner Jonathan Jones no chance to defend and also ripping a dart to Agholor." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 7/30/21

WR Matthew Slater (5)
"Captain Matthew Slater called a timeout before Nordin’s 22-yarder, then had a quick chat with special teams coordinator Cam Achord. Nordin was unfazed." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/06/21

"Matthew Slater’s kids did a great job retrieving balls following field goal kicks that landed in the friends-and-family section. Special teams prowess runs in the family." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Matthew Slater lost his balance trying to down a punt inside the 5-yard line and heard about it from his special teams brethren." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"The punt coverage got some work during the special team period with Matthew Slater and Justin Bethel, two of the game's best, serving as gunners. Davis took his spot as the personal protector in front of Jake Bailey. Bailey was a bit inconsistent and was visibly upset with himself after a couple of rare shanks. Taylor handled many of the kicks while holding a ball in one hand. He caught most of them cleanly but did have one slip to the ground." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 7/30/21

"Rookie kicker Quinn Nordin acted as a faux punt returner while Matthew Slater worked on his gunner moves." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 7/30/21

FB Jakob Johnson (5)
"Fullback Jakob Johnson stood out with several punishing lead blocks and kick-outs that opened wide running lanes. Jonnu Smith also handled his business blocking on the edge." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Agholor, offensive lineman Alex Redmond and fullback Jakob Johnson all took laps at different points in the session. " - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"The one-time starting fullback may be getting nudged to the roster bubble, as he’s taken as many reps at tight end — if not more — than he has fullback. Johnson repped with the scout-team offense early in practice and later took a lap for his false start during 11-on-11s. He finished with one catch in team drills." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Like Jakob Johnson, backup offensive lineman Alex Redmond took a lap for false-starting during a team drill." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Fullback Jakob Johnson has been virtually invisible through four practices." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

DB Cody Davis (5)
"Returned to practice: S Cody Davis, DT Christian Barmore, Ted Karras, Devin Asiasi, Devin Ross." - Greg Bedard,
BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Belichick got involved in special teams coaching. It appeared that he was telling Wise and FG RG Isaiah Wynn how to position themselves due to Wise's long legs. Wynn and Wise wound up crossing legs to not give the FG block team room to rush the kick. Didn't work: Cody Davis blocked two." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Matt Judon and backup safety Cody Davis both blocked field goals in a half-speed drill that appeared to be purposed for blocking field goals." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Cody Davis appeared to tweak his left leg/knee while trying to help in coverage of Olszewski on the deep catch. Davis spent some time with the training staff, who appeared to be testing the knee." - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/04/21

"Core special teamer and backup safety Cody Davis appeared to get a finger on one of Quinn Nordin’s field goals to close practice." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/31/21

DB D'Angelo Ross (6)
"CB D’Angelo Ross returned after missing four practices." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/10/21

"Ross was back after missing the past four practices" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Most telling stretch was a playaction bomb from Jones to Isaiah Zuber, who beat Dee Virgin and D’Angelo Ross, for a touchdown. On a similar play, Newton overshot Smith by 10 yards. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Mac Jones' strong practice was highlighted by his participation in the play of the day. During full field 11-on-11's, Jones uncorked a 50-yard inside post to Isaiah Zuber, who was double covered. Zuber leapt for the ball at the goal line, snatching a perfectly-placed throw away from D'Angelo Ross and Dee Virgin in mid-air. Despite getting bumped by both defensive backs on the way down, Zuber maintained control and completed the catch." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"It was a tough day for Ross, who was victimized by an arguable offensive pass interference push from Agholor on one deep ball and allowed three other catches in team periods. He’s been feisty in man-to-man coverage before, but got beat cleanly several times Friday, unlike a few other backup defensive backs who notched pass breakups." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

DL Montravius Adams (10)
"Spence returned to work with the starting group, while Adams was relegated back to the scout-team defense." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Those with an even record: Isaiah Wynn (1-1), Ronnie Perkins (1-1) and Montravius Adams (1-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"There was another one-on-one period between the offensive and defensive lines. Draws were not tallied like usual. Players with a winning record included David Andrews (2-0), Isaiah Wynn (2-0), Trent Brown (1-0), Korey Cunningham (1-0), Yodny Cajuste (1-0), Matt Judon (1-0), Carl Davis (1-0) and Montravius Adams (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Carl Davis (2-0), Montravius Adams (1-0-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"With Akeem Spence out, defensive tackle Montravius Adams saw increased reps with the starting defense." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Those with losing records: Korey Cunningham (0-2), Sherman (0-2), Martin (0-2), Justin Herron (0-2), R.J. Prince (0-2), Alex Redmond (0-1), Judon (0-2), Montravius Adams (1-2), Thurman (1-2) and Lawrence Guy (0-2)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Adams lost 1-on-1 pass rush reps to veteran journeymen James Ferentz and Alex Redmond and two to sixth-round rookie Will Sherman on Tuesday. Arguably no defensive linemen with a real shot of making the final 53 had a worse showing." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"When Barmore and Montravius Adams hit the sled at the same time, I swore I heard tsunami warning bells going off. Yes, the earth quaked." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/03/21

"Barmore, defensive tackle Montravius Adams and outside linebacker Tashawn Bower all enjoyed brief time with the starting group Monday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Defensive tackle Montravius Adams has worked primarily with the scout-team defense for two straight practices, a suboptimal sign for his early odds of making the final 53." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 7/30/21

WR Tre Nixon (6)
"Drops: Michel, Smith (INT), Nixon (INT), Stevenson." - Greg Bedard,
BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/04/21

"Nixon didn’t have a catch from either Newton or Jones in team drills during the first four practices. But he’s connected five times with Jones over the past two days." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Seventh-round rookie Tre Nixon impressed during blocking drills. That type of grit and special teams impact could force the front office into a tougher cutdown decision than expected." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Top targets in team drills: Jakobi Meyers (6/7), Nelson Agholor (3/5), Jonnu Smith (3/5), Tre Nixon (3/3)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Drops: Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, Sony Michel, Nixon, Hall." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

"Hoyer hit Tre Nixon for a touchdown on a post route against Jon Jones. Nixon hasn’t had many opportunities to run with the starting offense, but he’s had a couple nifty routes in the red zone this week." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 7/31/21

DL Henry Anderson (16)
"This was a big day for the pass rush. Deatrich Wise (two), Josh Uche (two), Davon Godchaux, Matt Judon and Henry Anderson all would have recorded sacks in live action." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Others with a winning record (draws were not tallied): Justin Herron (1-0), Marcus Martin (1-0), Anfernee Jennings (1-0), Henry Anderson (1-0) and Deatrich Wise (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Even records included Herron (1-1), R.J. Prince (1-1), Rashod Berry (1-1), Henry Anderson (1-1) and Barmore (1-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"You've heard a lot about the other free agents signed by the Patriots, but the former Colts and Jets end has had an outstanding camp to date, and his first reps of one-on-ones were impressive. Anderson went 3-1-1 with a decisive win over Alex Redmond when Anderson had him on skates. Redmond was beaten so bad, he was made to run a lap. " - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/05/21

"In couple of rounds of one-on-one and two-on-two interior-line battles, Deatrich Wise Jr., Guy, and Henry Anderson were defensive standouts, while David Andrews, James Ferentz, Brown, and Shaq Mason starred on offense." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Carl Davis (4-0), Davon Godchaux (3-0), Rashod Berry (3-0), Henry Anderson (3-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Returned: DL Henry Anderson" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Anderson returned after suffering an apparent shoulder injury Monday. He was a full participant." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Henry Anderson was also present after missing Tuesday - he was injured on Monday." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

"Anderson appeared to injure his shoulder Monday and missed his first practice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Henry Anderson took an unexpectedly hard block from the side by Marcus Martin and immediately grabbed his left shoulder. He was in visible pain while being examined by the medical staff on the sideline and didn’t return to practice." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

"DE Henry Anderson took a shot to the chest and did not return." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"DL Henry Anderson got tangled up setting the edge on a late-session pitch to James White and suffered an upper-body injury. He was checked out by the training staff, which appeared to be working on his chest and/or left shoulder." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"Henry Anderson also had to come out of practice late in the session. He appeared to be involved in a collision in 11-on-11 work, and it took him several moments before he was able to get to his feet and over to the sidelines." - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Late in practice, defensive lineman Henry Anderson got caught up in traffic during a screen play, and was slow to get up. After walking gingerly to the sideline, he spent the remainder of practice with his helmet off, speaking with a trainer." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/02/21

"On the injury front, Henry Anderson pulled up after a play. It appeared he suffered an injury somewhere around his chest or ribs area." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/02/21

TE David Wells (2)
"Drops: rookie running back Rhamondre Stevenson, tight end David Wells." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"In a ball-protection period, when defenders tried to strip the football, Rhamondre Stevenson and Devin Ross each lost two fumbles, and Wells and Agholor were also stripped. Ball security was an issue for Stevenson in junior college, so that’s something to monitor." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/02/21

OL Alex Redmond (10)
"Those with a losing record: Mike Onwenu (0-1), Korey Cunningham (0-1), Will Sherman (0-1), Yodny Cajuste (0-1), R.J. Prince (0-1), Alex Redmond (0-1), Lawrence Guy (0-1), Rashod Berry (0-1) and Bill Murray (0-1)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Wise had the worst period of the day with an ugly 0-3 record. Others with losing records included Alex Redmond (1-2), Shaq Mason (0-1), Marcus Martin (0-1), Davon Godchaux (0-1), Uche (0-1), Bill Murray (0-1) and Nick Thurman (0-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"The former Bengal lost both of his reps in 1-on-1 pass rush, getting smoked once by Henry Anderson and then beat soundly by Carl Davis. It’s not Redmond’s fault both D-linemen are on relative hot streaks in that drill, but he’ll need to show marked improvement soon to keep fighting for a backup job." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: OL Alex Redmond (0-2), OG Marcus Martin (0-1-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Those with losing records: Korey Cunningham (0-2), Sherman (0-2), Martin (0-2), Justin Herron (0-2), R.J. Prince (0-2), Alex Redmond (0-1), Judon (0-2), Montravius Adams (1-2), Thurman (1-2) and Lawrence Guy (0-2)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Losing records in the one-on-one period: Prince (one win, three losses), Sherman (no wins, two losses), Yodny Cajuste (no wins, one loss), Korey Cunningham (no wins, one loss), Marcus Martin (no wins, one loss), Redmond (no wins, one loss), Lawrence Guy (no wins, two losses), Rashod Berry (one win, two losses), Nick Thurman (no wins, one loss), Tashawn Bower (no wins, one loss), Carl Davis (no wins, one loss)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"Had to run a double lap for something ... haven't seen that before. He also got an earful from line coach Carm Bricillo." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/02/21

"Offensive lineman Alex Redmond ran the dreaded double lap after a false start. " - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

"Agholor, offensive lineman Alex Redmond and fullback Jakob Johnson all took laps at different points in the session. " - Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston - 8/02/21

"Like Jakob Johnson, backup offensive lineman Alex Redmond took a lap for false-starting during a team drill." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/02/21

OL R.J. Prince (10)
"Those with a losing record: Mike Onwenu (0-1), Korey Cunningham (0-1), Will Sherman (0-1), Yodny Cajuste (0-1), R.J. Prince (0-1), Alex Redmond (0-1), Lawrence Guy (0-1), Rashod Berry (0-1) and Bill Murray (0-1)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Injuries: Hunter Henry, Joe Cardona and R.J. Prince all departed practice and didn’t return." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Even records included Herron (1-1), R.J. Prince (1-1), Rashod Berry (1-1), Henry Anderson (1-1) and Barmore (1-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"In addition to Uche, Jones, and center Marcus Martin (botched snap), Jonnu Smith, Trent Brown, Anfernee Jennings, R.J. Prince, and Rashod Berry ran penalty laps." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: Will Sherman (0-3), RJ Prince (0-3), Marcus Martin (0-2)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Those with losing records: Korey Cunningham (0-2), Sherman (0-2), Martin (0-2), Justin Herron (0-2), R.J. Prince (0-2), Alex Redmond (0-1), Judon (0-2), Montravius Adams (1-2), Thurman (1-2) and Lawrence Guy (0-2)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Losing records in the one-on-one period: Prince (one win, three losses), Sherman (no wins, two losses), Yodny Cajuste (no wins, one loss), Korey Cunningham (no wins, one loss), Marcus Martin (no wins, one loss), Redmond (no wins, one loss), Lawrence Guy (no wins, two losses), Rashod Berry (one win, two losses), Nick Thurman (no wins, one loss), Tashawn Bower (no wins, one loss), Carl Davis (no wins, one loss)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: RJ Prince (0-5), Marcus Martin (0-3), Justin Herron (0-2-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Matthew Judon also got around Onwenu on the edge with straight speed and a good bend and Rashod Berry treated offensive lineman R.J. Prince like a shopping cart." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

"In a funny pre-practice scene, 6-foot-6-inch, 320-pound offensive lineman R.J. Prince and 6-1, 196-pound kicker Quinn Nordin, both wearing white No. 61 jerseys, bumped into one another and then hugged." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/02/21

OL Shaq Mason (8)
"Trent Brown (6-0), Shaq Mason (6-1), David Andrews (5-2) and Onwenu (3-2) also have winning records through four padded practices, so the starting offensive line is looking as advertised." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Wise had the worst period of the day with an ugly 0-3 record. Others with losing records included Alex Redmond (1-2), Shaq Mason (0-1), Marcus Martin (0-1), Davon Godchaux (0-1), Uche (0-1), Bill Murray (0-1) and Nick Thurman (0-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Barmore went 1-2, but his win was a clear victory against Shaq Mason, the top-performing offensive linemen in camp thus far." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"In couple of rounds of one-on-one and two-on-two interior-line battles, Deatrich Wise Jr., Guy, and Henry Anderson were defensive standouts, while David Andrews, James Ferentz, Brown, and Shaq Mason starred on offense." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"Here are the others with winning records in one-on-ones (draws were not tallied): Onwenu (3-1), Shaq Mason (1-0), Andrews (1-0), Isaiah Wynn (1-0), Perkins (1-0) and Rashod Berry (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Other winning records in the one-on-one period (tied reps were not tallied): Shaq Mason (three wins, no losses), Trent Brown (two wins, no losses), Isaiah Wynn (two wins, no losses), Josh Uche (two wins, one loss), Justin Herron (one win, no losses)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: Shaq Mason (5-0), Trent Brown (3-1), Michael Onwenu (2-0-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

"Mason dealt Barmore his only loss in 1-on-1s. He also stopped Lawrence Guy." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

DL Lawrence Guy (9)
"Those with a losing record: Mike Onwenu (0-1), Korey Cunningham (0-1), Will Sherman (0-1), Yodny Cajuste (0-1), R.J. Prince (0-1), Alex Redmond (0-1), Lawrence Guy (0-1), Rashod Berry (0-1) and Bill Murray (0-1)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Christian Barmore (8-1) is easily the top defensive performer, though Carl Davis (5-1) is doing well in his own right. Lawrence Guy (0-5) has a shockingly poor record in that drill." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"In couple of rounds of one-on-one and two-on-two interior-line battles, Deatrich Wise Jr., Guy, and Henry Anderson were defensive standouts, while David Andrews, James Ferentz, Brown, and Shaq Mason starred on offense." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

"Credit to Godchaux and Guy, whose run-stopping efforts sparked a couple defensive victories during run-heavy team periods." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Those with losing records: Korey Cunningham (0-2), Sherman (0-2), Martin (0-2), Justin Herron (0-2), R.J. Prince (0-2), Alex Redmond (0-1), Judon (0-2), Montravius Adams (1-2), Thurman (1-2) and Lawrence Guy (0-2)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Strangely enough, Guy is now 0-4 in two days of one-on-one periods." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Losing records in the one-on-one period: Prince (one win, three losses), Sherman (no wins, two losses), Yodny Cajuste (no wins, one loss), Korey Cunningham (no wins, one loss), Marcus Martin (no wins, one loss), Redmond (no wins, one loss), Lawrence Guy (no wins, two losses), Rashod Berry (one win, two losses), Nick Thurman (no wins, one loss), Tashawn Bower (no wins, one loss), Carl Davis (no wins, one loss)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"0-fer in the pass rush drills. Pass rushing is not Guy's forte, but I think his tough day was more about Mason, Andrews and Onwenu." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/03/21

"Mason dealt Barmore his only loss in 1-on-1s. He also stopped Lawrence Guy." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/03/21

DL Bill Murray (3)
"Those with a losing record: Mike Onwenu (0-1), Korey Cunningham (0-1), Will Sherman (0-1), Yodny Cajuste (0-1), R.J. Prince (0-1), Alex Redmond (0-1), Lawrence Guy (0-1), Rashod Berry (0-1) and Bill Murray (0-1)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Wise had the worst period of the day with an ugly 0-3 record. Others with losing records included Alex Redmond (1-2), Shaq Mason (0-1), Marcus Martin (0-1), Davon Godchaux (0-1), Uche (0-1), Bill Murray (0-1) and Nick Thurman (0-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Another nice rep came from defensive lineman Bill Murray who moved Mike Onwenu around." - Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston - 8/03/21

OL Isaiah Wynn (9)
"Those with an even record: Isaiah Wynn (1-1), Ronnie Perkins (1-1) and Montravius Adams (1-1)." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Wynn was 6-0 in four padded practices before Wise dealt him his first loss." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"There was another one-on-one period between the offensive and defensive lines. Draws were not tallied like usual. Players with a winning record included David Andrews (2-0), Isaiah Wynn (2-0), Trent Brown (1-0), Korey Cunningham (1-0), Yodny Cajuste (1-0), Matt Judon (1-0), Carl Davis (1-0) and Montravius Adams (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Wynn appeared to be favoring his left foot at one point. That's not good for a guy who has battled ankle and foot issues since he's entered the league. He's having a great camp." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"1-on-1 pass rush winners: OT Isaiah Wynn (2-0), Michael Onwenu (1-0-1)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"Here are the others with winning records in one-on-ones (draws were not tallied): Onwenu (3-1), Shaq Mason (1-0), Andrews (1-0), Isaiah Wynn (1-0), Perkins (1-0) and Rashod Berry (1-0)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Left tackle Isaiah Wynn took a lap for a false start penalty in 11-on-11s." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Other winning records in the one-on-one period (tied reps were not tallied): Shaq Mason (three wins, no losses), Trent Brown (two wins, no losses), Isaiah Wynn (two wins, no losses), Josh Uche (two wins, one loss), Justin Herron (one win, no losses)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

"The 1-on-1s involving offensive and defensive linemen resulted in plenty of laps for violations. Mike Onwenu hit the road twice, Ronnie Perkins, Carl Davis, Isaiah Wynn, Christian Barmore and Will Sherman all were guilty of infractions. " - Paul Perillo, Patriots.com - 8/03/21

DL Nick Thurman (6)
"The Patriots continued to give the running backs a lot of reps with the pads on, but the defense clearly won the day’s goal-line drills. Michel was stuffed twice in this period, including a 2-yard loss in the last rep. He was stuffed by Nick Thurman and Joejuan Williams on that play." - Mark Daniels,
Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"Wise had the worst period of the day with an ugly 0-3 record. Others with losing records included Alex Redmond (1-2), Shaq Mason (0-1), Marcus Martin (0-1), Davon Godchaux (0-1), Uche (0-1), Bill Murray (0-1) and Nick Thurman (0-1)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: Deatrich Wise (0-2-1), Nick Thurman (0-2)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"1-on-1 pass rush losers: Nick Thurman (1-4-1), Deatrich Wise (2-4)." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Those with losing records: Korey Cunningham (0-2), Sherman (0-2), Martin (0-2), Justin Herron (0-2), R.J. Prince (0-2), Alex Redmond (0-1), Judon (0-2), Montravius Adams (1-2), Thurman (1-2) and Lawrence Guy (0-2)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/05/21

"Losing records in the one-on-one period: Prince (one win, three losses), Sherman (no wins, two losses), Yodny Cajuste (no wins, one loss), Korey Cunningham (no wins, one loss), Marcus Martin (no wins, one loss), Redmond (no wins, one loss), Lawrence Guy (no wins, two losses), Rashod Berry (one win, two losses), Nick Thurman (no wins, one loss), Tashawn Bower (no wins, one loss), Carl Davis (no wins, one loss)." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/03/21

DL Akeem Spence (9)
"Spence returned to work with the starting group, while Adams was relegated back to the scout-team defense." - Andrew Callahan,
Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Returned: WR Nelson Agholor (one absence), DT Akeem Spence (four absences)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Veteran defensive tackle Akeem Spence has also returned to practice. He missed the previous four days of camp with an unknown injury." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/09/21

"Nelson Agholor and Akeem Spence returned. Agholor, center/guard Ted Karras, and linebacker Cassh Maluia were limited." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Spence worked out on the field about 45 minutes before practice and appeared to be moving OK but didn’t participate. " - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"Did not participate (13): WR Nelson Agholor (first absence), RB Brandon Bolden (second absence), S Adrian Colbert (third absence), K Nick Folk (third absence), CB D’Angelo Ross (third absence), DT Akeem Spence (fourth absence), QB Jarrett Stidham (PUP), CB Stephon Gilmore (PUP), OLB Chase Winovich (PUP), LB Cam McGrone (NFI), LB Terez Hall (PUP), S Josh Bledsoe (NFI), DT Byron Cowart (PUP)" - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"With Akeem Spence out, defensive tackle Montravius Adams saw increased reps with the starting defense." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/05/21

"Absent: LB Raekwon McMillan, DL Akeem Spence, OL Ted Karras (left leg)" - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/04/21

"Akeem Spence also missed the day, and no reason was given for his absence." - Alex Barth, 98.5 The Sports Hub - 8/04/21

OL James Ferentz (4)
"James Ferentz wasn’t pleased with Uche as they tangled up on a block in the back of the end zone." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/09/21

"Backup center James Ferentz was inserted into the offensive line with Cam Newton." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

"James Ferentz took over for him at center instead of Ted Karras, who was limited." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/08/21

"In couple of rounds of one-on-one and two-on-two interior-line battles, Deatrich Wise Jr., Guy, and Henry Anderson were defensive standouts, while David Andrews, James Ferentz, Brown, and Shaq Mason starred on offense." - Jim McBride, Boston Globe - 8/05/21

LS Joe Cardona (4)
"Henry (left shoulder), Andrews (hand), and Cardona (undisclosed) were injured Sunday and each missed their first practice of the season." - Jim McBride,
Boston Globe - 8/09/21

"Injuries: Hunter Henry, Joe Cardona and R.J. Prince all departed practice and didn’t return." - Jeff Howe, The Athletic - 8/08/21

"New injuries: WR Nelson Agholor (unknown), TE Hunter Henry (upper body), LS Joe Cardona, C David Andrews (hand)." - Greg Bedard, BostonSportsJournal.com - 8/08/21

"Patriots long snapper Joe Cardona also left practice. He departed around the same time as Henry." - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/08/21

S Malik Gant (4)
"The Patriots signed safety Malik Gant, who had an impressive summer as an undrafted rookie in 2019 before he suffered a season-ending injury in the preseason finale." - Jeff Howe,
The Athletic - 8/10/21

"Newly-signed safety Malik Gant, who entered the league with the Patriots as an undrafted rookie in 2019, participated in his first practice after signing earlier Tuesday." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"The Patriots rotated all their safeties with the starting unit, including Gant; a possible sign Devin McCourty will see extended rest in the preseason opener." - Andrew Callahan, Boston Herald - 8/10/21

"Running back Tyler Gaffney was released to make room for safety Malik Gant. Gant spent the 2019 offseason with the Patriots practice squad. " - Mark Daniels, Providence Journal - 8/10/21

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QB Cam Newton (129)
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DL Carl Davis (13)
LB Cassh Maluia (1)
LB Chase Winovich (7)
DL Christian Barmore (40)
DB Cody Davis (5)
OL Cole Croston (0)
DB D'Angelo Ross (6)
TE Dalton Keene (2)
RB Damien Harris (14)
OL David Andrews (15)
TE David Wells (2)
DL Davon Godchaux (16)
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DB Dee Virgin (16)
TE Devin Asiasi (7)
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WR Devin Ross (16)
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WR Gunner Olszewski (23)
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TE Hunter Henry (30)
OL Isaiah Wynn (9)
WR Isaiah Zuber (7)
RB J.J. Taylor (9)
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P Jake Bailey (12)
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WR Jakobi Meyers (30)
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TE Jonnu Smith (35)
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WR Kendrick Bourne (24)
OL Korey Cunningham (9)
WR Kristian Wilkerson (34)
DB Kyle Dugger (16)
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QB Mac Jones (161)
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