Social Media Sights and Sounds From Day Three Of Patriots Training Camp
Day Three of Patriots training camp continued with additional red zone drills and special teams work as center David Andrews (PUP) and punter Jake Bailey (Non-football illness) returned to the team.
On offense, it was the tight ends that put together big days, especially Jonnu Smith who looks to have a bounce-back season after a disappointing first year as a Patriot.
During 7-on-7s, Smith caught an impressive touchdown from Mac Jones over safety Kyler Dugger in the back corner of the end zone, much to the delight of the Foxboro faithful. Smith would haul in two more receptions including a second touchdown, also on Dugger.
Henry meanwhile, hauled in a touchdown of his own during 7-on-7s, but from rookie Bailey Zappe, who received extra reps due to an absence from Brian Hoyer.
As for Mac Jones’ overall morning, he completed 16/19 passes but threw his first interception of camp after what appeared to be a miscommunication with Jakobi Meyers on an option route.
Zappe completed 6/9 passes on the day and threw a back corner touchdown to Ty Montgomery, but had two interceptions.
On defense, Jalen Mills, Adrian Phillips, and Justin Bethel recorded interceptions while newly extended Davon Godchaux added a pass deflection at the line of scrimmage.
Rookie Tyquan Thornton was also spotted taking reps on special teams, running as a gunner with Kristian Wilkerson.
Check out some of the best sights and sounds shared from day three over social media below.
More brotherly love. The Alabama boys @DHx34 and @MacJones_10 – with their own, special greeting. #Patriots pic.twitter.com/j3xBOUArNN
— Mike Giardi (@MikeGiardi) July 29, 2022
Patriots taking another step toward full pads today. They’re now in helmets and shells. pic.twitter.com/KAcoaPIJnH
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) July 29, 2022
Another beautiful day, another awesome crowd here at Pats Camp. #ForeverNE pic.twitter.com/ddt67dZAaR
— Fitzy (@FitzyGFY) July 29, 2022
Nixon with the jumpball too!! pic.twitter.com/pfVNgGmVzD
— Kendrick Bourne’s burner (@Bqd205) July 29, 2022
– Jonnu 1: back of end zone cross
– Jonnu 2: b/s seam
– Nixon: slot fade
– Bourne: blaze out
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) July 29, 2022
Mac Jones ➡️ Jonnu Smith! Day 3 #Patriots pic.twitter.com/yPwevkkccP
— PatsPropaganda (@PatsPropaganda) July 29, 2022
More 1v1s #Patriots pic.twitter.com/uKIegV8xq4
— Patriots on CLNS (@PatriotsCLNS) July 29, 2022
Probably just saw Bailey Zappe’s best pass of camp. Dropped a dime on a fade to Ty Montgomery with Shaun Wade in tight coverage.
Zappe also had a good throw to Henry earlier between a few defenders. Did throw an INT as well. #Patriots
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) July 29, 2022
Gross miscommunication. Mac throws it straight to Mills who was just standing there waiting for it. pic.twitter.com/zmJgjmxOOe
— McGarvin L (@PatriotsPOV) July 29, 2022
Awesome to see former RB coach Ivan Fears checking out his former pupil Damien Harris at #Patriots training camp pic.twitter.com/FWqxS2G31D
— The Camera Guys (@NBCSCameraGuys) July 29, 2022
Now it’s rookies Cole Strange vs DaMarcus Mitchell, with Jake Julien punting
— Alex Barth (@RealAlexBarth) July 29, 2022
Tre Nixon and Marcus Jones capped practice with a return challenge …members of the offense and defense lined the field around them.
They fielded high-arcing punts with footballs already in their hands.
Ends in an apparent tie, so Cole Strange steps in … wins it for offense.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) July 29, 2022
We’re battling, we’re getting it.@Easymoney_81 | #ForeverNE pic.twitter.com/5DNEYJ1w2T
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) July 29, 2022
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Tags: Adrian Phillips Bailey Zappe Damien Harris David Andrews David Mills Davon Godchaux Hunter Henry Jake Bailey Jonnu Smith Justin Bethel Kendrick Bourne Kristian Wilkerson Kyle Dugger Marcus Jones Rhamondre Stevenson Tre Nixon Ty Montgomery Tyquan Thornton