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Ian Logue is a Seacoast native and owner and senior writer for PatsFans.com, an independent media site covering the New England Patriots and has been running this site in one form or another since 1997.

5 Monday Patriots Thoughts: Interesting Storylines Starting to Develop

Ian Logue
August 19, 2019 at 10:03 am ET

Here are some Patriots thoughts on this Monday morning:

1) One of the best stories coming out of this year’s training camp has certainly been the emergence of the defense, which seemingly appears like it could be one of the deeper and faster groups this team has had in quite a long time.

They’ve been impressive, with the ability to get after the quarterback having been a strength through two games. That success carried over again Saturday night down in Tennessee as New England put together another strong performance in their win over the Titans.

Overall, thus far, the’ve totaled 11 sacks, which is just 3 shy of what they finished with during last year’s preseason (14) and well ahead of 2017’s exhibition total (4). The only thing they haven’t done much of is force turnovers. They have just one interception so far, after having finished with five takeaways last preseason (3 interceptions, 2 fumble recoveries).

But it’s hard not to be a little excited at what could be in store for this football team this season and Saturday night’s game was yet another reminder of the potential this group has heading into the season.


Stidham’s fast development has been a pleasant surprise.

2) That being said, one of the more interesting situations may ultimately be what ends up happening with the quarterback position after Jarrett Stidham’s performances through two games.

The rookie is 28-of-43 throwing the football with 372-yards passing with 2 touchdowns and a QB rating of 107.9. The latter stat ranks him 2nd in the NFL and he’s averaging 8.7 yards per throw, which also ties him for 2nd this preseason.

While it’s too early to get too excited, the bigger issue now could potentially see the team opt to take a chance on playing him behind Brady and open up a roster spot to address the depth they have on both sides of the football. Bill Belichick knows better than anyone that it’s a long season and injuries certainly happen, but Stidham’s recent growth could have just changed the future of another player who might have been on the outside looking in had Stidham not played as well as he has this preseason.

3) Another player who has also been a nice surprise is Jakobi Meyers, who finds himself 2nd in the NFL in receptions with 12 and tied for the league lead in touchdowns with 2. His 151 receiving yards are third-best in the league behind Buccaneers receiver Tanner Hudson (177yds) and the Steelers James Washington (162yds) and he’s been explosive to watch.

This has been mentioned before but given what we’ve seen from N’Keal Harry and now Meyers, along with Julian Edelman set to hopefully be ready to go in week one and the return of Josh Gordon, the Patriots could have one of the deadliest receiving cores in quite some time.

For a position that had a lot of question marks heading into this season, all of a sudden, the answers should have most fans pretty excited about what could be in store for this group this season.


Winovich has had a terrific preseason so far.

4) Chase Winovich has been one of the most pleasant surprises this preseason and he’s certainly living up to the hype he received during the draft.

Watching film of him back then, even in college he was a player who plays with a ton of energy and emotion, which are two traits that make anyone at his position fun to watch.

He already has 2.5 sacks this preseason, which is second in the NFL behind Philadelphia’s Daeshon Hall (3.0). He’s essentially looked like the same player he was at Michigan and so far he’s carried his tenacity and explosiveness over to the NFL level. He’s worked hard this preseason and it’s obvious he’s going to be a player who the Patriots should be able to have success with. It may only still be August, but the future appears bright for the former Wolverine here in New England.

5) While the Patriots have spent the preseason with a punting battle going on between incumbent Ryan Allen and newcomer Jake Bailey, Saturday night’s game put the spotlight on kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who missed another field goal in as many weeks.

While Belichick has been one of the kicker’s biggest supporters, Gostkowski really needs to start settling in as the season approaches. Some will remember his difficulties in the Super Bowl, but a loss in his family the day before helped provide some context with that performance.

However, seeing him struggle again this preseason raises a red flag and one would hope he can start turning things around. It’s easy to make the suggestion of finding another kicker, but it’s a completely different story to actually find a reliable, consistent bad-weather kicker.

After a relatively good 2018, Gostkowski brought enough currency into this year to believe the kicker position shouldn’t be a concern. However, one would think these next two weeks will be important for him to start building some positive momentum heading into the season as the Patriots will need Gostkowski to be at his best heading into 2019.

The Patriots will play their first home preseason game of the year this Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium.

What They’re Saying: “Momentum Continues To Build” For Patriots Joejuan Williams

Ian Logue
August 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm ET

It’s been a solid preseason for Patriots defensive back Joejuan Williams, who has been terrific so far and looks like a player ready to contribute in their secondary.

Here’s a quick rundown of everything that’s been written about him so far this preseason:

“Joejuan Williams closed quickly on a Hoyer completion to Maurice Harris to make a stop shy of the end zone.” – Jeff Howe, TheAthletic – 7/25/19

“In an 11-on-11, Hoyer found Phillip Dorsett for a 35-yard touchdown — rookie cornerback Joejuan Williams couldn’t keep up with Dorsett’s speed.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 7/26/19

“Brian Hoyer made a perfectly weighted toss to speedster Phillip Dorsett on a post route that went for a touchdown against rookie cornerback Joejuan Williams.” – Hayden Bird, Boston.com – 7/26/19

“Got roasted by Dorsett for a touchdown and on a few other passes. Needs to start picking it up.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 7/26/19

“Joejuan Williams had his best day of camp and broke up another pass to Watson. He had a couple on nice breakups today. ” – Steve Balestrieri, PatsFans.com – 7/31/19

“Rookie cornerback Joejuan Williams made his best play of camp, breaking up a pass intended for Dorsett from quarterback Brian Hoyer in 11-on-11s.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 7/31/19

“Jason McCourty, Duke Dawson, Terrence Brooks and Williams broke up passes in 11s.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 7/31/19

“Rookie CB Joejuan Williams broke up a deep throw intended for Phillip Dorsett. He’s barely made contact with a receiver or the ball so far in camp, so that counts as a step in the right direction.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 7/31/19

“Rookie CB Joejuan Williams broke up a deep throw intended for Phillip Dorsett. He’s barely made contact with a receiver or the ball so far in camp, so that counts as a step in the right direction.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 7/31/19

“Rookie cornerback Joejuan Williams enjoyed his best practice to date. Early in the session, Williams ran stride for stride with Phillip Dorsett and broke up a deep ball on a corner route. Later, Williams stepped in front of Maurice Harris to bat down a short pass over the middle.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/31/19

“In a late 11-on-11 drill, Harry beat rookie CB Joejuan Williams and reeled in the ball as he toppled to the ground, drawing loud cheers from the crowd. Harry got up and threw his arms in the air in celebration and chest-bumped with WR Braxton Berrios. ” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 8/01/19

“Williams covered Harry well on a deep post early in this period. He looks to be making progress after looking overmatched at times earlier in the offseason and at the start of camp.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 8/01/19

“Harry had a great haul on a deep pass for a touchdown that left Duron Harmon upset with Joejuan Williams.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/01/19

“Patriots cornerbacks JC Jackson, Jonathan Jones, Keion Crossen and Joejuan Williams (two) and safeties Obi Melifonwu (two), Malik Gant and Devin McCourty had pass breakups in 1-on-1s, 7-on-7s and 11-on-11s. ” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/05/19

“Decent day for rookie cornerback Joejuan Williams, who ripped the ball away from Lions receiver Andy Jones in a goal line drill. Williams also stood out in 1-on-1s.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/05/19

“Rookie Joejaun Williams did a great job of hanging with Travis Fulgham on a deep route to force an incompletion.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/05/19

“The Patriots defense had nine deflections in practice – Jamie Collins (two), Duron Harmon (two), Stephon Gilmore, JoeJuan Williams, Keion Crossen, Obi Melifonwu and D’Angelo Ross.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 8/06/19

“J.C. Jackson and Joejuan Williams both grabbed interceptions. Jackson’s was against Brady going deep for Damoun Patterson, as he stayed underneath and snagged the ball with what looked like one hand. Williams undercut a route to Dorsett on a throw from Jarrett Stidham to make his pick.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 8/12/19

“JoeJuan Williams had one of his strongest practices, finishing with two interceptions and two pass deflections.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 8/12/19

“Cornerback Joejuan Williams had perhaps his best practice of the summer. He was very active and made a few plays. This comes after he saw a lot of snaps against the Lions.” – Ryan Hannable, WEEI – 8/12/19

“Jackson and Joejuan Williams logged an interception.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 8/12/19

“Joejuan Williams made good use of his height and hands in a jump ball against Harris. Brian Hoyer rainbowed a ball toward Harris, but as the receiver tried to make the catch, Williams stuck in his hands for a breakup.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 8/12/19

“Joejuan Williams did a nice job staying with Maurice Harris on a deep pattern down the right sideline. Harris couldn’t get position on the rookie, who managed to knock the pass away with an impressive leap.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/12/19

“Jarrett Stidham was 8 of 14 with two interceptions. The first pick would have been a Derek Rivers sack, but the play continued and Stidham tried to hit Danny Etling on a deep ball. Joejuan Williams blocked out Etling and easily picked it off. The second interception was also for Etling, who bobbled the ball and lost it to Gilmore.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/12/19

“Williams’ momentum continues to build. He has a team-high seven passes defensed in team drills with one pick and six breakups. It’d take a lot for him to leapfrog Jason McCourty, J.C. Jackson or even Jon Jones, but the coaches have to be happy about Williams’ progress.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/12/19

“The second-round pick had his best practice by far with two interceptions and a pass breakup. He appeared much more confident and physical. Was basically a blanket all over the field.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/12/19

“After enduring a rough start to camp, Williams has come on in major, playmaking fashion lately. He boxed out Dorsett to intercept a deep ball in 1-on-1s, then picked off Stidham on another bomb during a team period. Williams also broke up a pass intended from Harris. No doubt this was the second-round rookie’s best practice as a pro.” – Andrew Callahan, MassLive – 8/12/19

“McCourty’s consecutive pass breakups early in team drills set a foretelling tone for the defense. Williams and Keion Crossen were the only other players to post multiple PBUs Thursday.” – Andrew Callahan, MassLive – 8/12/19

“A real nice day for cornerback Joejuan Williams, who had an interception during team drills (against Jarrett Stidham) and another in individual drills (against Tom Brady). The second-round pick also had a pass breakup during full-squad work ” – Jim McBride, Boston Globe – 8/12/19

“Interceptions in team drills: Gilmore (two), safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Jamie Collins and Williams.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/12/19

“Pass breakups in team drills: McCourty (two), Jackson, Jones, Williams, Crossen, safety A.J. Howard and linebackers Trent Harris and Brandon King.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/12/19

“Williams had one of his best practices of the summer.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/12/19

“Had two interceptions today to go with his multiple breakups on Monday. It appears the game is now slowing down for the second-round pick and he’s starting to make plays. This is the type of progress you like to see from rookies and now the hope is he starts to stack success.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/14/19

“The Titans didn’t do much on offense, but most of it was against McCourty, who allowed three big passing plays, including two from Tannehill. With J.C. Jackson and, now, Joejuan Williams possibly breathing down his neck for a starting spot, the veteran doesn’t want to give the upstarts an opening right now.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/14/19

“Stephon Gilmore and Joejuan Williams made nice plays during goal line 1-on-1s. On separate reps, they prevented Titans wideout Corey Davis from coming down with the ball on fade routes to the back corner.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/15/19

“Joejuan Williams remains a work in progress, but he has steadily improved throughout camp, which is all anyone can ask for at this point. His progress showed up again Thursday when he won a one-on-one drill against a Tennessee receiver by breaking up a fade to the corner of the end zone.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/15/19

“Williams, Duke Dawson and Jason McCourty also registered pass breakups.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/15/19

“When the Patriots’ twos came in, there was a tough rep for rookie Joejuan Williams and Keion Crossen, who had a bust that resulted in an easy score. Williams also got whistled for a defensive hold in the end zone.” – Tom E Curran, NBC Sports Boston – 8/15/19

“Rookie Joejuan Williams dominated Corey Davis in a one-on-one matchup . . . Fellow rookie Ken Webster is surging.” – Jim McBride, Boston Globe – 8/15/19

“Ryan Tannehill threw a touchdown to Taywan Taylor when it looked like Keion Crossen blew a coverage. Titans should have scored earlier to Darius Jennings but Tannehill’s throw was awful. It bailed out Joejuan Williams, who wasn’t listening to the communication from the other DBs and he failed to adjust.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/15/19

“Cornerbacks Stephon Gilmore, Ken Webster, Duke Dawson and rookie Joejuan Williams had pass breakups in 1-on-1 drills over Titans receivers. Williams’ came on an impressive play over Titans wideout Corey Davis. Webster, a seventh-round pick, Gilmore, Dawson, Jason McCourty and Keion Crossen went undefeated.=” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/15/19

“Pass breakups in 11-on-11s: Dawson, Williams, McCourty, linebacker Dont’a Hightower.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/15/19

You can see more players at our 2019 Patriots Training Camp Player News Database, updated each night during camp.

What They’re Saying: Patriots’ Isaiah Wynn Showing Off “Some Nastiness In His Game” After Slow Start

Ian Logue
at 10:14 am ET

After a slow start during this training camp as he continues working his way back from last year’s injury, tackle Isaiah Wynn has started to gain some momentum recently and appears poised to take over the starting job at left tackle.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s been written about him during training camp:

“Isaiah Wynn was the starting left tackle during walkthroughs, but he didn’t participate in 11-on-11s.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 7/25/19

“Isaiah Wynn was being eased into full-team drills, despite it being a glorified minicamp session, seeing him out there is a very positive sign.” – Steve Balestrieri, PatsFans.com – 7/25/19

“Isaiah Wynn is expected by most to step in and assume starting duties at left tackle, coming off his missed rookie season due to injury. And though Wynn did get some work in at that spot, it was guard Joe Thuney who slid over and shouldered the load on Thursday in most of the team portions of practice.” – Staff, CBS Boston – 7/25/19

“In a great sight for Patriots fans, 2018 first-round pick Isaiah Wynn was back on the field and working as the starting left tackle during non-competitive situations. In team periods, Joe Thuney shifted to LT with Dan Skipper. Figured Wynn would be eased in.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 7/25/19

“Isaiah Wynn started the practice at left tackle, which was an encouraging development, but he didn’t finish the workout, likely as the team methodically gets him back up to speed from a torn Achilles. The starting line, from left to right, was Wynn, Joe Thuney, James Ferentz, Shaq Mason and Marcus Cannon.” – Jeff Howe, TheAthletic – 7/25/19

“Isaiah Wynn took some reps at left tackle for the first time since rupturing his Achilles’ tendon last preseason. Wynn lined up next to Joe Thuney as the offense ran plays early in practice. However, when things turned to the 11-on-11 portion of the workout, Wynn did not take any reps and Thuney slid outside to tackle, where he spent his time during the spring. With Andrews out, there was a rotation at center that including Ferentz and Karras.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com– 7/25/19

“No surprise but still notable: left tackle Isaiah Wynn was working with Tom Brady and the first-team offense. When Wynn took a break later in practice, Joe Thuney moved to left tackle and Ted Karras jumped in at left guard.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 7/25/19

“Coming off a torn Achilles that robbed him of his rookie year, offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn is making progress. Wynn didn’t participate in any team drills during minicamp, but he opened as the starting left tackle in the first training camp practice. Wynn saw reps in team drills early in the session.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/25/19

“Second-year offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn was on the field and did some work at left tackle, but none of which occurred in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 work. Like in the spring, Joe Thuney saw plenty of reps there in his place. ” – Ryan Hannable, WEEI.com – 7/25/19

“Isaiah Wynn, New England’s top draft choice in 2018, missed his entire rookie year due to a torn Achilles suffered during the preseason. He’s been cleared to practice, but during 11-on-11 work, it was Joe Thuney – normally a left guard – lined up at left tackle.” – Jake Levin, NBC Boston – 7/25/19

“Isaiah Wynn did indeed take some snaps at left tackle with the starters on the offensive line. But there was also plenty of Joe Thuney in that spot once again. James Ferentz took David Andrews’ spot at center most of the time, with Ted Karras sliding in for Thuney at left guard.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 7/25/19

“Isaiah Wynn started practice before working out in a different location with Wise.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal– 7/26/19

“The left tackle situation remains up in the air. Isaiah Wynn lined up as the starting left tackle at the beginning of practice, but departed for conditioning shortly afterwards. He returned for the very end of practice, observing from behind the offensive line.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/26/19

“Isaiah Wynn received a similar work load as he did on Thursday when he saw no reps in 11-on-11. While the tackle watched with the backup linemen during those periods on Day 1, on Friday he joined Wise for a time on the lower rehab field. Wynn did return and was with the team for the rest of the workout.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 7/26/19

“Offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn was out there once again, but did not compete in any team drills and departed to the lower fields midway through for conditioning work. Joe Thuney saw extensive time at left tackle, as did Dan Skipper. Wynn’s availibility for Week 1 should not be viewed as certain at this point.” – Ryan Hannable, WEEI – 7/26/19

“Same deal as Friday for Isaiah Wynn. The second-year offensive tackle did not participate in team drills.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/27/19

“Once again, Isaiah Wynn was very limited and departed for the lower field to work on conditioning” – Ryan Hannable, WEEI – 7/27/19

“Deatrich Wise, David Andrews and Isaiah Wynn continue working on their rehab despite being in full pads on the field. Wise and Wynn spent time on the lower field and none of them has taken any full-team reps at this point.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 7/28/19

“Wynn was practically a non-participant. He was present for the beginning of practice, but left for some conditioning work. He returned in shorts and a T-Shirt at the end of the session. Wynn, recovering from a torn Achilles, has not taken a competitive 11-on-11 rep through four practices.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/28/19

“Isaiah Wynn was the starting LT in walkthroughs with Dan Skipper backing him up.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 7/29/19

“Dan Skipper continued to get time with the starters at left tackle. Isaiah Wynn continued to be mostly a spectator. ” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 7/29/19

“Running back Rex Burkhead and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn were limited.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 7/31/19

“Tackle Isaiah Wynn continues to watch during team drills.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 7/31/19

“Isaiah Wynn participated early on, but eventually worked on the lower field.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 7/31/19

“Offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn received a slight uptick in work, too. He lined up at left tackle for a half-speed positional drill. Wynn did not participate in 1-on-1s or in 11-on-11s.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/31/19

“Isaiah Wynn took some left tackle reps during a drill with no defense on the field, but he did not participate in 1-on-1s or competitive 11-on-11 drills. It was pretty much all Dan Skipper next to left guard Joe Thuney during 11s” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/01/19

“Dan Skipper once again started at left tackle in the first session of the day. Isaiah Wynn is out there, but not participating in even second-team drills. Cedrick Lang backed up Skipper.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 8/01/19

“Dan Skipper continues to work with the top offensive line in team drills at left tackle. Isaiah Wynn has yet to take any reps in 11-on-11 work or anything against a defender.” – Andy Hart, WEEI – 8/01/19

“After being solely an observer whenever the defense came onto the field, the former first-round pick finally took part in 11-on-11 drills today. Even though there were no pads and the pace was not game speed, this was another step in the process for the projected opening-day starter, which we pointed out the other day. Time is still on Wynn’s side.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/02/19

“But for second-year offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn the workout marked an increase in reps and workload as the 2018 top pick continues to work back from the torn Achilles suffered last August that derailed his rookie season.” – Andy Hart, WEEI – 8/02/19

“Offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn seems to have increased his practice workload. He was in on full-team walk-throughs. He also participated in second-team 11-on-11 drills. It’s a non-padded practice but still notable.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/02/19

“Left tackle Isaiah Wynn got extended work with the first-team offense in team drills. That’s a step forward for him, even if the team drills were non-contact. When the reps went to full-speed, he began to spend more time with the second-team, with tackle Dan Skipper jumping back into the mix with the 1s.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 8/02/19

“Offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn received snaps in team drills for the first time this summer. This wasn’t a fully padded practice, and so the drills weren’t quite full speed, but this was nevertheless a promising sign.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/02/19

“The Patriots 2018 first-round pick participated more in this practice than we’ve seen all offseason. Wynn was playing left tackle with the backups and although there was no contact, this was a big step in the right direction.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 8/02/19

“Isaiah Wynn saw his most extensive action of the summer, working in the second group along with Hjalte Froholdt, James Ferentz, Tyler Gauthier and Tyree St. Louis. He lined up at left tackle in 11-on-11s throughout the latter half of practice for his first extensive work against a defense.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/02/19

“Nothing new for offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn. He didn’t participate in competitive positional drills or 11-on-11s. Dan Skipper took all the reps when Tom Brady was at quarterback.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/05/19

“Offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn took reps in a walk-through setting before the Pats and Lions started the competitive drills. Wynn did not participate when the Pats offense faced the Lions defense. ” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/06/19

“Isaiah Wynn was in pads once again and did take part with other starters during the walkthrough. He was limited, though, and didn’t take part in team drills.” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 8/06/19

“The biggest news was that Isaiah Wynn looks like he’s taken a huge step in the right direction. The second-year player took part in contact drills for the first time since suffering a torn ACL Achilles last summer. Wynn rotated in with Dan Skipper at left take with the starting offense. He also took part in 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 contact drills. Wynn could be on his way to starting in Week 1 if he keeps progressing.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 8/12/19

“The biggest takeaway was tackle Isaiah Wynn participating in full-contact drills for the first time this summer. The second-year player split first-team reps with Dan Skipper, but that could just be until he works his way fully back from a conditioning perspective. This is the biggest sign we’ve seen that points to him being ready for Week 1 against the Steelers. ” – Ryan Hannable, WEEI – 8/12/19

“Tackle Isaiah Wynn worked on the left side with the first-team offense. He played at full-speed, too.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 8/12/19

“But there’s lots of news to get to from Monday’s practice. Chiefly, left tackle Isaiah Wynn saw work in competitive drills for the first time all summer. Wynn is gradually returning from an Achilles tear suffered in the 2018 preseason. His increased workload on Monday is a promising sign for the Pats.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/12/19

“Wynn rotated in with Dan Skipper at left tackle for most 11-on-11 periods. He finished out the day as the left tackle with Tom Brady in the hurry-up drill.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/12/19

“Wynn looked solid in competitive situations. He squared off with Mike Pennel in his first 1-on-1 rep (it appeared to be a draw), and he teamed with Ted Karras to defeat rookies Chase Winovich and Byron Cowart in a 2-on-2 rep.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/12/19

“He started his work in 1-on-1s against the defensive lineman early in practice, handling himself well in his first rep. Later, he lined up at left tackle for two late periods of 11-on-11 offense with the first group. Aside from a handful of reps against a defense here and there, it was the busiest we’ve seen Wynn since before his injury last summer.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/12/19

“Wynn held his own Monday in full-speed one-on-ones and throughout team drills, so this was a positive first step. If Tom Brady makes his preseason debut Saturday against the Titans, the Patriots would probably prefer Wynn to be on his blind side.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/12/19

“Have to admit, Wynn looked pretty good. As a shorter tackle, he’s obviously closer to the ground, but he’s really solid when he’s low and he keeps his feet moving. He’s very stout as well. Kind of reminds me of Brian Waters. Like the former right guard, Wynn also got after it in the run game with good push down the field.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/12/19

“Not only did he take real reps, but he looked pretty good. Now the big test is seeing how he recovers tomorrow. If it’s all good, Wynn should take some reps in Tennessee.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/12/19

“Isaiah Wynn is nearing 100 percent participation after he took his first live reps in team periods and 1-on-1 pass rush Monday. He dug in opposite New England’s starting defense and scout-team unit. Wynn and Skipper split the live first-team reps, but the closest Wynn had been to that type of action previously had been with the third-string unit at less than full speed.” – Andrew Callahan, MassLive – 8/12/19

“Prospective left tackle Isaiah Wynn participated in full-contact drills for the first time. He beat rookie defensive lineman Byron Cowart. He was sharing first-team reps with Dan Skipper.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/12/19

“Isaiah Wynn rotated in with Skipper at left tackle, as Wynn continues to ramp up his participation level coming off his injury-lost rookie season.” – Jim McBride, Boston Globe – 8/12/19

“Isaiah Wynn got reps with the starters at left tackle. Another step forward for him in what looks to be an extra-slow build toward the season for the sophomore out of Georgia.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 8/12/19

“New England’s projected left tackle Isaiah Wynn increased his workload Monday. Don’t be surprised if he makes his preseason debut Saturday. He rotated at the top left tackle job with Dan Skipper during Tuesday’s walk-through sessions.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/13/19

“Left tackle Isaiah Wynn, the other 2018 first-round draft choice, was also among the starters for the initial walkthrough at practice on Tuesday. He alternated reps with Dan Skipper on Monday.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 8/13/19

“After seeing his most extensive action of the summer on Monday, Isaiah Wynn rotated with Dan Skipper with the first group at left tackle. It will be good to see if Wynn can continue that development this week in Nashville and perhaps see some action in the game against the Titans.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/13/19

“Isaiah Wynn was once again rotating at left tackle with Dan Skipper during the walkthrough. Wynn, who is coming back from a torn Achilles he suffered last preseason, took part in competitive 11-on-11 drills for the first time on Monday.” – Steve Hewitt, Boston Herald – 8/13/19

“After participating in live contact drills for the first time this summer Monday, Isaiah Wynn rotated with Dan Skipper at left tackle with the first team. It would not be a shock to see Wynn on the field Saturday night.” – Ryan Hannable, WEEI – 8/13/19

“After receiving about half of the competitive reps in Monday’s practice, Isaiah Wynn saw his workload scaled back a bit. Wynn did not participate in a competitive 2-on-2 drill at the beginning of practice. In 11-on-11s, he took the first rep in each period and then exited, giving way to Dan Skipper. Wynn’s involvement in full-speed team drills is a notable development this week.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/14/19

“Isaiah Wynn may have taken a little bit of a step back. After rotating with Dan Skipper back in Foxboro, he only did the first rep in all team periods and then was relieved by Skipper. He did not do any 1-on-1s and was limited in 4-on-4s. Afterwards, he did acknowledge he’s 100 percent and could play in a game.” – Ryan Hannable, WEEI – 8/14/19

“Isaiah Wynn took the first rep but then made way for Skipper in each 11-on-11 period. Wynn rotated in for an extra rep during one of those periods. This was less work than Wynn got Monday when he monopolized the starting left tackle reps.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/14/19

“Isaiah Wynn continued to work his way into being a more regular participant, splitting reps with Dan Skipper at left tackle.” – Tom Curran, NBC Sports Boston – 8/14/19

“Isaiah Wynn and Skipper both worked at left tackle with the first group. Wynn seemed to open most segments but didn’t always stay in the lineup for more than a play. He did some solid work, though, whether it was in 1-on-1s or in normal 11-on-11 periods. His physicality is tough to miss, and after practice he told reporters that he is 100 percent healthy and would be ready to play in Week 1 if that’s what he’s asked to do.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/14/19

“Isaiah Wynn basically split snaps with Dan Skipper. That’s another big step forward. Wynn even got tangled up in the wash and went to the ground but bounced right back up. Wynn really looks good in all his reps. He’s got really quick feet and is stout.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/14/19

“Isaiah Wynn took the first snaps at left tackle for most series before giving way to Skipper. Wynn showed great lateral movement and power on one play in which he wiped out the middle linebacker as Brady completed a pass to Berrios. Wynn did run a penalty lap when he flinched during individual drills.” – Jim McBride, Boston Globe – 8/14/19

“Skipper started at left tackle for the first run-heavy period of the day, but he rotated with Wynn after every two reps. Wynn was the starter for the first two pass-heavy periods, and he has held his own with a large degree of success. Whether it’s due to conditioning or Achilles management, the Patriots have seemingly been reluctant to give Wynn a full workload in 11-on-11s. It’s certainly not due to lackluster performance.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/15/19

“Isaiah Wynn got a significant amount of work on Thursday and he continues to look like a more-than-solid offensive lineman. Probably closer to really good.” – Tom E Curran, NBC Sports Boston – 8/15/19

“The 11-on-11 offense saw Dan Skipper and Isaiah Wynn alternate at left tackle. Skipper took the first two reps while Wynn got the next two. After that Cole Croston also saw some action as Skipper once again dealt with some heat-related issues. Unlike Wednesday, Skipper was able to continue and eventually made it back into the lineup and finished practice.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/15/19

“Isaiah Wynn participated a little more than he did on Wednesday and held up fine. The second-year player has some nastiness to his game.” – Ryan Hannable, WEEI – 8/15/19

“Isaiah Wynn got a little hot under the collar after a nice battle with Jayon Brown during pass-rush drills. Again, cooler heads prevailed.” – Jim McBride, Boston Globe – 8/15/19

“Wynn and Dan Skipper continued to rotate at left tackle. Both struggled during the final two-minute drill and likely would have given up sacks if the QBs weren’t off-limits.” – Jim McBride, Boston Globe – 8/15/19

“Isaiah Wynn seems to be coming along well. Wynn has seen an uptick in snaps over the past week. He participated in 11-on-11s on Thursday, often subbing out after the first two reps of each period (he did stay in for one period start-to-finish, however). Wynn also turned in an impressive 1-on-1 rep against Titans outside linebacker Sharif Finch. There was a little extra shoving between the two players at the end of the rep.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/15/19

You can see more players at our 2019 Patriots Training Camp Player News Database, updated each night during camp.

NFL “Conditionally Reinstates” Patriots WR Gordon

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Some big news on Friday after it appears the Patriots may not be without Josh Gordon to start the season after all.

According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the league is “conditionally reinstating” Gordon and lifting his indefinite suspension. He’ll be able to start working with the team on Sunday, but it will be a while before he’ll be able to see game action. According to NFL.com’s Jeremy Bergman, he’ll only be able to attend the team’s third preseason contest next week. He won’t be able to play.

It’s terrific news for a group that currently has a slew of injuries at the position, but more importantly, it allows Gordon to start getting back to work as the Patriots continue preparing for the 2019 season.

Gordon was reportedly returned to the reserve/commissioner suspended list indefinitely last December following the team’s loss to the Steelers for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the league’s substance abuse policy. That news came out not long after an announcement by Gordon, who initially said he was walking away to get ”a better grasp on things mentally.”

The suspension was a surprise to those who were hoping he’d be able to get a little bit of redemption here in New England and Friday’s news of his reinstatement certainly provides a bit of positive news, as it’s another chance at a new beginning for the embattled receiver.

Roger Goodell issued a statement, saying everyone is “rooting for Josh to succeed, both personally and professionally,”

Gordon played in 11 games for the Patriots last season, finishing with 40 receptions for 720-yards and 3 touchdowns.

What They’re Saying: Jonathan Jones: After “Strong Camp”, CB Poised to Earn a Bigger Role in Patriots Defense

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Patriots training camp has seen Jonathan Jones as one of the most consistent performers in their defense, with Jones playing like a player who knows this is his chance to earn a bigger role in the team’s secondary.

He had plenty of terrific moments, and here’s a rundown of what’s been written about him:

“Jonathan Jones stood out among his peers on Thursday. The slot cornerback intercepted Brady in 2-on-2s. In 11-on-11s, he deflected a Brady pass. Both plays happened with him covering Braxton Berrios. Also deflecting passes were Jackson, Crossen and D’Angelo Ross.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 7/25/19

“Jones, who’s competing for a starting job in the Patriots’ base nickel defense, was a standout in practice. He intercepted Brady during 2-on-2 drills in a target to wide receiver Braxton Berrios. He broke up another Brady pass to Berrios.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 7/25/19

“Jones made a nice interception in two-on-two work, as Brady tried to fit a fade to Berrios in the right corner of the end zone. Jones had strong coverage throughout the play and appeared to have his way with Berrios in several matchups.” – Jeff Howe, TheAthletic – 7/25/19

“Jones matched up against Braxton Berrios on a couple of occasions and blanketed him. The first resulted in a terrific interception as he was able to get position on Berrios and made the leaping catch.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 7/25/19

“Cornerback Jonathan Jones intercepted Brady’s first throw in competitive reps (a 2-on-2 drill). The pass was intended for second-year receiver Braxton Berrios. Jones showed up again with a deflection on a pass from Brady to Berrios in an 11-on-11 drill in the red zone. These weren’t the only misfires from Brady to Berrios.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 7/25/19

“Jonathan Jones, who played a key role in both the Super Bowl and the AFC Championship, was the standout from Day One. He intercepted Tom Brady during a 2-on-2 goal line drill. Brady threw a fade for receiver Braxton Berrios, and Jones high-pointed the ball and came down with the pick.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/25/19

“Jonathan Jones made multiple pass break-ups, as well as an interception of Brady on the first 11-on-11.” – Hayden Bird, Boston.com – 7/25/19

“Jones was one of the biggest stars of the day on defense breaking up several passes, one of which was thrown by Brady in the end zone.” – Ryan Hannable, WEEI.com – 7/25/19

“Jones continues to have a strong camp and he finished with two pass breakups on Brady in full-team drills. ” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 7/31/19

“Jonathan Jones made a really nice play of breaking up a pass intended for Berrios. Jones is having an outstanding camp thus far. Perhaps only Gilmore is playing better in the secondary right now.” – Steve Balestrieri, PatsFans.com – 7/31/19

“Jonathan Jones had two pass breakups in 11s. ” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 7/31/19

“CB Jonathan Jones broke up a pass intended for Ben Watson. Jones has been arguably the best defensive player on the field in camp. He is playing like a man who knows the Patriots could get rid of him at no cost whatsoever. He needs to prove he belongs over younger, cheaper options, and so far he has done that.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 7/31/19

“Jonathan Jones made a nice pass breakup against Braxton Berrios. Tight coverage all the way over the middle and got an arm in to disrupt the catch.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 7/31/19

“Not sure you’ll find many other players who have had a better or more consistent camp than Jones. He’s been dominating in the slot and has been a real pain in Braxton Berrios’ rear end.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/02/19

“Jones is also giving receiver Braxton Berrios fits. He broke up a target intended for Berrios on Friday, and Berrios was deeply frustrated. It was a simple crossing pattern, which seems to get broken-up on every target for Berrios. ” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 8/02/19

“CB Jonathan Jones broke up a pass intended for Berrios in this session. He’s been one of the best players on the field in camp. The way he’s playing, he easily looks like the starting slot corner.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 8/02/19

“Jones hasn’t had a down day yet. He’s arguably been the Patriots’ most impressive player in training camp.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/02/19

“Patriots cornerbacks JC Jackson, Jonathan Jones, Keion Crossen and Joejuan Williams (two) and safeties Obi Melifonwu (two), Malik Gant and Devin McCourty had pass breakups in 1-on-1s, 7-on-7s and 11-on-11s. ” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/05/19

“Jonathan Jones’ strong camp continued as the slot corner made a terrific diving deflection to knock down a pass intended for Chris Lacy during 7-on-7s.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/05/19

“It was a tough day for both slots, but Jones had the rougher day as he was victimized by Danny Amendola and others several times as the Lions had a good day on offense.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/06/19

“Jonathan Jones, who has been outstanding during camp, lost a battle with Danny Amendola on a cross route for a third-down conversion. ” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/06/19

“Jonathan Jones continued his solid summer by standing out in 1-on-1 work.” – Ryan Hannable, WEEI – 8/12/19

“Cornerback Jon Jones is a nightmare for receiver Braxton Berrios, who has struggled to separate from Jones all throughout training camp. ” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 8/12/19

“Jakobi Meyers continues to impress, making a handful of catches, including a sneaky back-shoulder seam snag from Brady with Jonathan Jones in coverage.” – Jim McBride, Boston Globe – 8/12/19

“Pass breakups in team drills: McCourty (two), Jackson, Jones, Williams, Crossen, safety A.J. Howard and linebackers Trent Harris and Brandon King.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/12/19

“Jonathan Jones spent some time early in practice returning kicks. Jones can absolutely fly and would seem to be a great candidate to fill a role that doesn’t have an obvious candidate.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/13/19

“Titans wide receiver Adam Humphries was among those who left practice early. Humphries didn’t do much against a dominant Patriots secondary. He had one opportunity for a big play, but let the ball bounce off his chest and to the ground on a deep route. Humphries had beaten Jonathan Jones on the play.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/14/19

“Cornerback Jonathan Jones anticipated a Marcus Mariota throw in a goal line drill and recorded the pass-breakup.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/15/19

“Jon Jones had some up and down moments during a seven-on-seven period. He showed off impressive instincts by anticipating a check down, peeling off his man, and then breaking up a pass intended for Taywan Taylor. Jones was later beaten on a touchdown pass to Jennings.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/15/19

“Stephon Gilmore and A.J. Brown, a rookie wideout out of Ole Miss, got a bit heated about midway through practice during some 11-on-11 work. The two were lined up to the offensive right side but Marcus Mariota’s throw went the other way. That didn’t stop the two from getting into as Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty and Jonathan Jones also came over to get involved.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/15/19

“Pass breakups in 7-on-7s: Jackson, cornerback Jonathan Jones, Gilmore and linebacker Jamie Collins.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/15/19

You can see more players at our 2019 Patriots Training Camp Player News Database, updated each night during camp.

What They’re Saying: Patriots Sony Michel “Continues to Be the Top Running Back on the Depth Chart” After Strong Start

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After a solid first season, Sony Michel continues to improve at training camp and appears on track to be the team’s top back again in 2019.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s been written about him so far during this training camp:

“Running back Sony Michel and center David Andrews also returned to practice. Michel was activated off the physically unable to perform list.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 7/27/19

“Michel got the first carry for an 11-on-11 run game installation, followed by rookie running back Damien Harris.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 7/27/19

“Back from the PUP list, Sony Michel took the first rep during running back during team drills, but departed for conditioning work on the lower field when the contact ramped up.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/27/19

“Michel spent some time catching passes from Brian Hoyer early on before retreating to the lower rehab field for some conditioning work. He appeared to run well coming off an offseason knee procedure.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 7/27/19

“Fellow second-year pro Sony Michel was limited. Michel, who came off the PUP list on Saturday, did not receive any reps in 11s.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/28/19

“Sony Michel and David Andrews were both more active than they have been to date in practice, though it was obviously not a full-contact workout.” – Andy Hart, WEEI – 7/29/19

“Running back Sony Michel (knee) saw reps in competitive team drills for the first time. On one carry, Michel showed nice burst and change-of-direction skills. He looks to be making progress.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/31/19

“Running back Sony Michel saw an uptick in work for the second consecutive day. Michel earned the first carries in several 11-on-11 periods. After undergoing a minor knee procedure in the spring, Michel looks to be at or near full speed. He’s running with burst and agility in practice.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/01/19

“At one point the offense committed a false start and literally everyone on offense had to run a lap. Even Edelman joined his teammates on the jog. Shortly after that, Brady and RB Sony Michel bungled a handoff and the offense had to run yet another lap.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 8/01/19

“Can’t cough one up after the entire offense just ran a lap. Even if there was something off about the exchange from Brady.” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 8/01/19

“In a promising development for his potential to be a three-down back for this team, Michel was much more involved in the passing game in this practice and showed off some nice hands/agility on a few receptions.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/02/19

“Many are looking for Sony Michel to improve in the passing game this season. The second-year back did make a nice stretching catch on a ball from Brady to beat Jamie Collins’ coverage in an early group drill.” – Andy Hart, WEEI – 8/02/19

“Sony Michel saw more work as a receiver on Friday than we’d seen all throughout camp. ” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 8/02/19

“Particularly impressive catches: running back Sony Michel. Michel has been more and more involved in the passing game as the summer has progressed.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/02/19

“Michel is getting more and more reps in the passing game, which is a positive development after he was a non-factor as a pass-catcher in his rookie season.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 8/02/19

“This was a busy day for running backs in the passing game. And Sony Michel appears to be making progress in that department. In a 7-on-7 drill, Michel made a nice catch from Tom Brady on an out route, fully extending to secure the ball. On another rep, Michel caught a pass in the flat and immediately dodged the first defender, exhibiting impressive agility.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/02/19

“Sony Michel continues to see more involvement in the passing game. And he looks pretty smooth doing it. We’ll see if that carries over to the regular season.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/05/19

“Overall it was a good day for the Patriots so this could have been a number of players but Michel looked vintage tearing through huge holes and, as a bonus, he continues to be more involved in the passing game and caught a RZ TD from Brady.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/05/19

“Michel caught a red zone TD from Brady.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/05/19

“Running back Sony Michel fumbled a toss from Jarrett Stidham during 11-on-11s. Overall, this was a sloppy day on offense.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/06/19

“We haven’t seen much from rookie running back Damien Harris this summer. Harris did not play in the first preseason game, and he hasn’t received many practice reps over the past week. On Monday, Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead, and Brandon Bolden handled the bulk of the reps. As always, James White was on the field as a pass-catching specialist. There’s plenty of time left for Harris to show something. At the moment, though, it’s clear that Sony Michel is the team’s top ballcarrier.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/12/19

“Despite competition from a group of strong backs, running back Sony Michel continues to be the top running back on the depth chart.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 8/13/19

“Brady spent time working in a group with Sony Michel, James White, Ben Waston and Phillip Dorsett early in practice when most of the team was involved in positional drills. Interesting to see the work in two-back sets, something that will be worth watching as the preseason moves on.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/13/19

“Lots of work for the running backs in today’s practice. The final period of 11-on-11s featured two Sony Michel runs, a James White carry, a Brandon Bolden carry, and a pair of screens to Rex Burkhead. Rookie Damien Harris participated, but wasn’t heavily involved.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/14/19

“Brady completed passes to nine players and targeted 12: Rex Burkhead (4 of 4), Dorsett (2 of 3), Jakobi Meyers (2 of 3), Maurice Harris (2 of 3), Ben Watson (2 of 2), James White (2 of 2), Braxton Berrios (2 of 2), Sony Michel (1 of 1), Dontrelle Inman (1 of 1), Lance Kendricks (0 of 1), Damoun Patterson (0 of 1), Ryan Davis (0 of 1).” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/14/19

“Brady’s targets: Braxton Berrios (5 of 7), Jakobi Meyers (4 of 4), Sony Michel (2 of 2), Rex Burkhead (2 of 2), Gunner Olszewski (1 of 3), James White (1 of 3), Dontrelle Inman (1 of 3), Ben Watson (1 of 2) and Damoun Patterson (1 of 1). Brady also had one throwaway.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/15/19

You can see more players at our 2019 Patriots Training Camp Player News Database, updated each night during camp.

What They’re Saying: Patriots’ Winovich “Looks Like the Team’s Best Rookie”

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Patriots rookie defensive end Chase Winovich has had a terrific camp, with plenty of nice moments as he continues working his way into the line-up. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s been written about him after the team finished up their final public session this week.

“Brady took Chase Winovich behind the practice fields after practice, had him get his helmet and tossed him a blocking pad. Brady threw passes and Winovich would hit the QB after he released the pass. One Michigan Man helping another.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 7/28/19

“Chase Winovich got a few snaps with the second team.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/02/19

“Rookie defensive end Chase Winovich, a Michigan alum, had some good reps in 1-on-1s and 11-on-11s. He would have had a sack in full-team drills.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/05/19

“Rookie defensive end Chase Winovich blew up two consecutive plays in the two-minute period. He would have recorded a sack on the first rep (had he been allowed to hit quarterback Tom Savage). On the next, he drove his blocker backward into Savage, causing the towering quarterback to hit the turf.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/05/19

“The Lions’ offensive line starters got the best of the Patriots’ pass rushers in 1-on-1s. But local favorite Chase Winovich had a great, quick inside move, Derek Rivers and Deatrich Wise (twice) were big winners for the Patriots.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/06/19

“Patriots rookie Chase Winovich was terrific. He turned in the best 1-on-1 rep of the day, blowing by a Lions offensive tackle. He also would have recorded a sack in 11-on-11s. This was the second consecutive strong day of practice for Winovich.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/06/19

“On the defensive side, Chase Winovich and Shilique Calhoun had some splash plays as they brought a little more juice to the proceedings.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/06/19

“Chase Winovich had a great speed inside move that left Lions starting LT Taylor Decker grasping for air. The Michigan fans in attendance were pretty happy.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/06/19

“Winovich with a quick inside move against Taylor Decker.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/06/19

“Had a dominating win in 1-on-1s and continued that into team play as he starts to get more comfortable with the scheme.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/06/19

“Chase Winovich put on a show in front of family and friends in Michigan jerseys. He won all three of his one-on-one reps, using his quickness on one rep, bending around a tackle on another and powering through a holding penalty on a third. (He also steamrolled receiver Brandon Powell in a kickoff period. Almost a 60-pound difference between the two, and Winovich made Powell pay for getting in his way.)” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 8/06/19

“Chase Winovich, James Develin, and Deatrich Wise were among those staying late on the back field working on drills with the tackling dummies.” – Jim McBride, Boston Globe – 8/12/19

“On the rep preceding Jackson’s interception, rookie pass rusher Chase Winovich blasted around the edge for what would have been a sack of Tannehill (of course, there’s no contact with quarterbacks in practice).” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/14/19

“Winovich also intercepted Tannehill in a different 11-on-11 period. The ball was tipped at the line of scrimmage by Deatrich Wise, and Winovich — also rushing the passer — reacted and dove for the interception.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/14/19

“A third-round pick out of Michigan, Winovich isn’t getting a ton of first-team work, but his impact is felt in every practice (he also enjoyed a strong debut in the preseason game at Detroit). There’s little doubt that Winovich will play a good amount as a rookie. He’ll push John Simon, Derek Rivers, and Shilique Calhoun for time.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald– 8/14/19

“Deatrich Wise tipped a pass at the line that was intercepted by Chase Winovich.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/14/19

“Winovich got some time over the center. Could just be trying him out in a sub package look.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic– 8/14/19

“Overall, the pass rush had another strong day. The front seven keeps stringing them together. Good looks by Winovich, Rivers, Shilique Calhoun, Dont’a Hightower and Michael Bennett.” – Jeff Howe, The Athletic – 8/14/19

“He also had an interception but he’s been more impressive in team drills where he seems to always be in the backfield or setting a strong edge. He’s standing up all the tight ends he goes against. Would like to see some reps against tackles.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/14/19

“Chase Winovich over Tyler Marz. Just dipped around him and put on the jets.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal– 8/15/19

“DE Derek Rivers: Went 0 for 2 in his one-on-one reps and really didn’t distinguish himself in these practices. You hardly noticed he was there, unlike Chase Winovich who again had another good joint practice.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/15/19

“Chase Winovich did a lot more moving around in this practice and encroached once trying to anticipate the snap.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/15/19

“The Pats used Chase Winovich over the nose in one sub-defense package. Winovich, who looks like the team’s best rookie at the moment, is pushing for time with the starters. He would have seen more reps if not for an offside penalty during 11s.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/15/19

You can see more players at our 2019 Patriots Training Camp Player News Database, updated each night during camp.

What They’re Saying: Patriots Duke Dawson Losing Confidence?

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It’s been a long summer for Duke Dawson, who seems like he faces an uphill battle with not much time left this preseason to earn a role with the team.

Here’s a rundown of what’s been written about him so far during training camp:

“I wouldn’t call this a terrible day or anything but with so much talent in the secondary, I thought it was noteworthy I didn’t see Dawson break up any passes and he gave up several completions. Will need to ramp up to hang with these guys.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 7/25/19

“Duke Dawson and Devin McCourty both had interceptions in the 3-on-3 period. ” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 7/26/19

“Devin McCourty, Duke Dawson and Obi Melifonwu all came up with interceptions during some 3-on-3 work early in practice.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 7/26/19

“Jason McCourty, Duke Dawson, Terrence Brooks and Williams broke up passes in 11s.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 7/31/19

“Dawson hasn’t quite stood out, which isn’t a good sign for the cornerback who was a second-round pick in 2018 yet didn’t play.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 7/31/19

“Rookie free-agent WR Ryan Davis made a nice grab on a deep ball from Brady to the end zone. He tracked the ball well over his shoulder and beat CB Duke Dawson to the spot.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 7/31/19

“Second-year cornerback Duke Dawson gave up a deep touchdown pass to undrafted rookie Ryan Davis in 1-on-1s. Dawson went for the interception but misplayed the ball as it arrives. Dawson finished strong, however, recording a pass-breakup in the final period.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/31/19

“Patriots cornerbacks won 10 of 19 1-on-1 drills over wide receivers. Meyers was the best wide receiver in the drill. Braxton Berrios also flashed with two catches. Undrafted rookie cornerback D’Angelo Ross had two pass breakups. Second-year corners JC Jackson, Duke Dawson and Keion Crossen each had one pass breakup.” – Doug Kyed, NESN– 8/01/19

“A pair of high draft picks were in the rotation on second-team defense. Defensive end Derek Rivers, a 2017 third-round pick, and cornerback Duke Dawson, a 2018 second-round pick, seem like they have yet prove themselves worth a roster spot.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 8/01/19

“Despite a big day for Meyers, CB Duke Dawson did get a hand in on a pass to him over the middle for a breakup. Dawson should be on everyone’s projected rosters, despite his slow build and the team’s depth at corner.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 8/01/19

“Duke Dawson would’ve picked up a couple of penalties of his own, getting too handsy with Braxton Berrios and Ryan Davis. Dawson had a strong rep on Gunner Olszewski later in the drill, and though the rookie caught the pass, Dawson seemed to think there was a little offensive pass interference on the play. ” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 8/01/19

“The one-on-one stuff would pretty easily earn him flags in a game situation. He hasn’t yet had a string of consistently positive plays. ” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 8/01/19

“Savage beat Duke Dawson for a touchdown to Chris Lacy.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/05/19

“Like Jones, Dawson also seemed to have a tough day at the office as he allowed several receptions. Seems like he’s losing a bit of confidence.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/06/19

“The best completion of the day in these drills was from Brady to Braxton Berrios. Brady lofted a deep ball near the corner of the end zone for Berrios, who adjusted to the ball as he tracked it through the air and bobbled it for a second before securing it as he slid to the turf. Berrios got half a step on Duke Dawson on the play.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 8/12/19

“Duke Dawson looks to be splitting time between safety and cornerback.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/12/19

“The former second-round pick allowed four catches on the day. Barring a stunning second half of his summer, it’s hard to see Dawson climbing back into the roster picture.” – Andrew Callahan, MassLive – 8/12/19

You can see more players at our 2019 Patriots Training Camp Player News Database, updated each night during camp.

Patriots at Lions: 10 Things We Learned

Ian Logue
August 9, 2019 at 10:25 am ET

Thursday night’s dominating win over the Lions gave us the first glimpse of what might be to come for the 2019 Patriots season and if this is any indication of what lies ahead, fans should be excited for what will hopefully be a great year.

There were plenty of bright spots to take away from this game and here’s a quick rundown of what we learned from the team’s first win of the preseason.

1) Solid Outing By Stidham – Jarrett Stidham may only be a rookie but Thursday night’s performance was certainly a nice start to his NFL career. The rookie quarterback took over for Brian Hoyer in the second quarter and had a pretty good night, completing 14-of-24 for 179-yards along with a touchdown.

While it wasn’t perfect, what stood out most about Stidham was his poise under pressure and the fact even with defenders coming at him, he never wavered. One such throw came in the second half as Stidham stood in and took a shot after delivering a strike to Braxton Berrios on a 3rd-and-3 for a 20-yard gain to move the chains in the second half. It eventually led to a 23-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.

There were several occasions where he held onto the ball a little longer than he probably should have but overall it was a nice first outing for a player who in his first season will get to spend the 2019 campaign learning from one of the best. For a team still searching for a serviceable starter behind Tom Brady when the future Hall of Fame quarterback eventually walks away, Stidham gave fans something to feel good about. It’s still early, but the future is starting to look a little brighter for the young quarterback.

2) Nice Performance From Hoyer – The veteran back-up had arguably one of his best games since returning to New England, missing just two throws in a very efficient first half. He completed 12-of-14 for 147-yards and two touchdowns, helping the Patriots take control of this one early.

After a tough first drive, which ended with a punt, Hoyer put together a 6 play, 47-yard drive that started with a terrific throw down the middle to tight end Matt LaCosse, who went up over a defender and came down with the football for a 24-yard completion. LaCosse took a big shot on the play but held on, and the Patriots suddenly found themselves in business down at the Lion’s 23-yard line.

Three plays later, he delivered another nice throw to rookie N’Keal Harry, who made a terrific catch on a back-shoulder pass on a 3rd-and-10. Hoyer threw it a little behind him but Harry quickly reacted and hauled it in to move the chains.

Two plays later Hoyer hit Maurice Harris for the first touchdown of the night, capping a nice drive for the veteran back-up.

The next drive was also impressive as Hoyer marched them 87-yards on 13 plays, the last of which ended with another nice throw to rookie receiver Jakobi Meyers for the quarterback’s second touchdown pass of the night.

His evening came to an end at that point as Stidham came into the game on the next possession, but for a player who had looked pretty shaky the last time we saw him, the veteran is off to a nice start this preseason.


LaCosse looked good prior to leaving with an injury.

3) LaCosse Looked Great, But Was Injured – As the Patriots look to replace veteran tight end Rob Gronkowski, Matt LaCosse’s injury Thursday night was certainly frustrating.

The tight end finished the night with 2 receptions for 37-yards, one of which was a nice play as he took off up the seam and then caught a strike for a 24-yard gain before getting drilled in between two defenders.

LaCosse held on and appeared to be fine, but he didn’t fare as well later on in the second quarter when he suffered an apparent ankle injury. The tight end was blocking on a run play when he was injured and he pounding the turf in frustration while holding his left ankle after he went down. He was helped off the field after the play.

He didn’t return and later went to the locker room. No reports have come out on the injury so far but one can only hope that it will end up being merely a minor setback for a player who looked pretty good prior to going down.

4) N’Keal Harry showed us something last night – After what has been a pretty good training camp for Harry, fans finally got a glimpse of the rookie in game action Thursday night. Harry played well, finishing with two catches for 36-yards and really showed off his athleticism on both receptions.

His first came with the team facing 3rd-and-10 from the Lions’ 23-yard line. With Hoyer looking to extend the drive, he threw a back-shoulder pass to Harry that sailed a little behind him and it looked as though it might be out of Harry’s reach. Instead, Harry quickly reacted, twisting his body around and away from his defender, reaching out and grabbing the ball out of the air before hitting the the turf. It was a critical play for that drive, as it moved the chains and gave the Patriots a new set of downs at the Lions’ 12.

Harry had another nice grab on the team’s next drive, hauling in a 25-yard reception on 2nd-and-5 from their own 18-yard line. It was a tremendous reception as he leaped up over defenders, giving us a look at the tenacity he’s shown all through camp. More importantly, it was a crucial catch because it got New England out close to midfield and gave them some momentum as they started their next scoring drive. The bad news is, Harry left the game shortly after with an apparently leg injury and didn’t return. He remained on the sideline for the remainder of the half but didn’t come back out after halftime.

Harry did have some not-so-perfect moments after having other opportunities where he couldn’t quite haul in a couple of passes that went through his hands with a defender on him on both plays. But it was a strong showing for Harry in his first NFL outing and hopefully one he’ll be able to build on.


Meyers scored 2 touchdowns Thursday night. (USA TODAY Images)

5) Meyers was terrific – We’ve heard plenty about receiver Jakobi Meyers this preseason and he had a productive night in his first exhibition game.

Meyers caught 6 of the 8 balls he was targeted on for 69-yards and 2 touchdowns. What was impressive about Meyers was his quickness and the separation he was able to create. Looking at the replays, defenders had a tough time keeping up with him coming out of his breaks, which was really impressive. He also wasn’t afraid to go up and get the football, which he displayed on his first touchdown. Meyers beat his defender and went up and snatched the ball out of the air for the score. That play put the Patriots up 13-0 with just over 8-minutes left in the first half.

His second touchdown came after a perfect throw by Stidham as Meyers broke inside and Stidham delivered a strike between the numbers. Meyers led all receivers in receptions and also averaged 11.5 yards per catch, including a 26-yard reception, the longest offensive play for the Patriots.

As a result, both Meyers and Harry have provided a nice injection of talented youth to their receiving group. Both players certainly lived up to the hype and one can only hope that this is just the beginning of two promising careers here in New England.

6) Bailey Made the Most of His Night – With the punting battle in full swing, Jake Bailey was given every opportunity to try and earn a job as he continues battling it out with incumbent, Ryan Allen.

Bailey kicked off to start the game and handled the kickoff duties all night, finishing with several nice high kicks and three touchbacks. He had one punt, which was a 45-yard boot that was fair caught at the 20-yard line following the team’s opening possession. They didn’t punt the football for the rest of the half.

In the second half, Allen took over and finished with 3 punts for 118-yards including one inside the 20.

He’s had a strong camp and the Patriots are already aware of what they have in Allen. However, with Allen only back on a one-year deal, the Patriots appear to be giving Bailey the opportunity to prove himself so far this preseason.


Berrios finally had a strong night for the Patriots.

7) Berrios Shines in Return Game – Braxton Berrios has had an inconsistent camp as a receiver but Thursday night was a nice glimpse of what might be to come for him in the return game.

Berrios handled 4 punts Thursday night, totaling 35-yards and showed terrific quickness as the team begins hopefully removing Julian Edelman from that equation this season. The former Miami standout looked fairly comfortable in that role, picking up 14-yards on his second return of the night as he set the Patriots up with great field position at the Detroit 47-yard line, which led to their first touchdown.

Berrios also finished the night with 3 receptions for 45-yards, one of which was an 8-yard grab on a 4th-and-2. That kept the drive alive and led to Meyers’ touchdown as the team went up 14-0.

He later added a 20-yard reception on a 3rd-and-3 at the end of the 3rd quarter, which helped set up a 23-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.

As a result, Berrios was another bright spot for the Patriots and after his performance in the return game and his timely receptions in the passing game, his versatility could make him a viable option for the final receiver slot. Considering some of the criticism he’s gotten as of late, it’s hard to write him off just yet.


Winovich Shined in his preseason debut.

8) Winovich Shines on Defense – One player who many have been waiting to get a look at is rookie Chase Winovich, who was fantastic in his first outing.

The Michigan standout finished with 1.5 sacks and showed tremendous quickness on the outside in New England’s defense, which was great to see. Many fans who were on hand clearly had plenty of love for the former University of Michigan player, with Winovich surprisingly drawing plenty of cheers each time he got into the Lion’s backfield.

He’s a charismatic player and Thursday night showed that he’ll likely be a fun player to watch on the defensive side of the football in the coming months.

9) Calhoun came up big – Speaking of fun players to watch, Shilique Calhoun also had a strong showing on defense Thursday night.

Calhoun was impressive and showed plenty of power in this one. After coming up with a sack on Lions QB David Fales in the second quarter, Calhoun bull-rushed his man on the next play into the backfield, forcing Fales to try and roll to his left. He had no chance, as Derek Rivers was coming in on the other side and finished him off. But it was Calhoun’s brutal push what helped set up that play.

While it’s only preseason, moments like these are what fans like to see. Calhoun has been coming on as of late and Thursday night was a nice culmination of a lot of hard work. Like the offense, the Patriots seem to have some nice young talent on the defensive side of the football and that should be fun to watch this season.

10) Rivers stepped up – Rivers had a nice night of his own, finishing the evening with 2 sacks as he continues a pretty good camp.

He was explosive off the edge, joining a defense that overall finished the night with 7 total sacks on the Lions’ quarterbacks. He finished the night with three tackles, tied for second on the team. His 2 sacks were a team high.

The defense in general showed us quite a bit Thursday night and the most exciting part about this is the fact that they really have a nice young nucleus on that side of the football heading into this season. For a group that took much of last season to really come together, they’re off to a terrific start so far this preseason.

The Patriots will get back to work as they start preparing for their next preseason game next Saturday night against the Titans.

What They’re Saying: Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham ‘Clearly Making Progress’

Ian Logue
August 8, 2019 at 1:36 pm ET

Jarrett Stidham has put in a lot of work since training camp opened for the Patriots and while it hasn’t always been pretty, there have been some bright moments recently that could put himself in position to eventually ascend the quarterback depth chart.

Here’s a look at each of the reports on the quarterback from the media since training camp opened:

“Stidham looked like a rookie QB for much of the session, taking too long to process things and holding the ball too long. That is expected for a rookie’s first real practice. But he throws a nice ball and has time to develop.” – Steve Balestrieri, PatsFans.com – 7/25/19

“Jarrett Stidham was 2 of 5 in team drills with completions to Stephen Anderson and Berrios.” – Jeff Howe, TheAthletic – 7/25/19

“Rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham found tight end Stephen Anderson for a touchdown, as well. Anderson went full extension to pluck the ball out of the air.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/25/19

“Quarterback Jarrett Stidham threw three interceptions during competitive drills. Safety Devin McCourty nabbed the second and Obi Melifonwu had the third.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 7/26/19

“Later in an 11-on-11 drill, Stidham, rolling to his left, threw across his body to find Maurice Harris in the back of the end zone. It was an impressive display of arm strength and athleticism by Stidham. To credit Stidham further, he showed nice touch on a touchdown throw to James White, though Brandon King, who is more of a special teams player, was in coverage.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 7/26/19

“Stidham finished 9/12 with an interception [in full team drills].” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 7/26/19

“Stidham had a strong finish on Friday. Earlier in practice, the rookie went 1-for-4 in 4-on-4s and then 2/6 with two interceptions in 3-on-3s. Stidham also went 2/3 in 7-on-7s. The fourth-round pick went a perfect 5-of-5 in the final 11-on-11 session of the day. He made multiple impressive throws.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 7/26/19

“Stidham, meanwhile, went 9-for-12 with a pick in competitive 11-on-11 work. His best work came at the end of the practice when he hit all five of his throws in the final offensive period of the day. He rolled out to his right, away from a Brandon King blitz, and found Jakobi Meyers on a diving touchdown grab. He also hit a beautiful wheel route throw to White down the sideline for another score that was dropped in the bucket. Stidham also had an impressive roll to his left, finding Maurice Harris on a throw that traveled about 30 yards and was caught in the back of the end zone.” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 7/26/19

“Where the indecision really hurt Stidham was in the 3-on-2 and 7-on-7 work he did. Working in the red zone in 7-on-7 he was picked by Duke Dawson on one play that stretched too long. Soon thereafter he had one back-shoulder pass broken up by Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty picked Stidham off moments later. Three picks in all between 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills isn’t ideal, but Stidham certainly showed enough promise at the end of the session to give him something positive to build on moving forward.” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 7/26/19

“Stidham was intercepted twice during goal line 2-on-2s and 3-on-3s. On the first one, he held the ball far too long and finally floated it into the arms of cornerback Duke Dawson. There were no receivers in the area. On the second, Stidham was picked over the middle by Devin McCourty.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/26/19

“Stidham clearly has a strong arm and he’s capable of making throws on the run. After holding the ball for about five seconds in the pocket, he scrambled to his left, threw across his body, and connected with Maurice Harris in the left corner of the end zone. Stidham finished strong, hooking up with James White for a touchdown on a wheel route during 11s. Stidham recognized pressure on the play and unloaded without stepping into his throw. The ball was perfectly placed over White’s shoulder for the score.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/26/19

“In total, Stidham threw three interceptions in drills against the defense, making a few rookie mistakes. On the other side, he also displayed the talent that led the Patriots to draft him in the first place. Stidham scrambled to his left on one play before throwing across his body into the back of the end zone to find Maurice Harris for a touchdown. It was a throw that produced a cheer from the crowd. He also lofted a perfectly thrown wheel route touchdown to James White over the coverage.” – Hayden Bird, Boston.com – 7/26/19

“He’s constantly been late with just about every pass, he has no idea what the defense is doing, and has very little anticipation. On Friday, that continued in the early going as Stidham was … terrible, going 2 of 7 with two awful interceptions. That being said, when the practice turned to more 11-on-11 work, Stidham completed 8 of 10 passes, including his final four and he threw some beauties: a nice back-corner toss to Maurice Harris, a nice wheel route to James White on an iffy pick play and a few other nice throws into coverage.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal– 7/26/19

“Rookie QB Jarrett Stidham had an up-and-down day. He threw two interceptions, but rebounded with some nice throws late. He rolled out left and threw a couple of nice passes, showing off his quick release. Later on he threw a nice wheel route pass to James White for a touchdown.” – Dan Roche, CBS Boston – 7/26/19

“Rookie Jarrett Stidham, meanwhile, still holds on to the ball a long time. A few of his incompletions looked to be the fault of the receivers, though.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 7/26/19

“Stidham did throw a couple of interceptions in red zone drills. On the first one, Devin McCourty tipped an errant pass to himself for the pick. On the second, Terrence Brooks tipped it in the air and Obi Melifonwu came down with the ball.” – Matt Dolloff, 98.5 The Sports Hub – 7/26/19

“Rookie Jarrett Stidham went 2-of-2 in 11-on-11s and 3-of-4 overall.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 7/27/19

“Stidham was 2-for-2, hitting Maurice Harris on a low throw that Harris told me after the session was snatched before it hit the ground. ” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 7/27/19

“Rookie Jarrett Stidham went 1-of-2 in 11s and 2-of-4 overall.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 7/28/19

“During one 11-on-11 session, Jarrett Stidham didn’t get a shot at quarterback. Brady and Hoyer were the priority — the rookie was not, at least for this one session.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 7/28/19

“Rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham saw limited reps, but made the most of them. He zipped a touchdown pass to James White during red zone 11s. White beat linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley on the play. It was a relatively short throw, but the velocity and accuracy stood out.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/28/19

“Rookie Jarrett Stidham went 1-of-2 in 11s and 2-of-4 overall. The last play of the day was a touchdown toss from Hoyer to Gunner Olszewski.” – Trevor Hass, Boston.com – 7/28/19

“Jarrett Stidham saw only few reps on the day, most of them hand-offs, and one of his only competitive throws of the day glanced off of Watson’s hands. He did make a very nice throw late in the practice to James White near the goal line.” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 7/28/19

“Quarterback Jarrett Stidham also overthrew a wide open James White on a wheel route. Stidham might get a pass, considering half-speed could make timing a bit harder.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 7/29/19

“Rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham didn’t see many reps in team drills. This was a big Brady day. Stidham had one pass batted down by defensive end Keionta Davis at the line of scrimmage.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 7/31/19

“Jarrett Stidham went 3/5 in full-team drills. He had a pass deflected at the line of scrimmage by Keionta Davis.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 7/31/19

“Stidham went 3-of-5 in 11-on-11s and 4-of-7 overall.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 7/31/19

“Backup QB Brian Hoyer went 4-of-5 [in 11-on-11s], while Stidham was 3-of-4.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/01/19

“Undrafted receiver Jakobi Meyers is running with the first-team offense. That’s a testament to his outstanding and consistent performances so far in training camp. He made the best play of the day: He jumped between safety Patrick Chung and cornerback Keion Crossen, tipped the ball to himself with one hand and made the catch for a long touchdown pass from Jarrett Stidham.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 8/01/19

“Speaking of Stidham, he had a few brilliant passes at practice. He’s throwing against the third-team defense, but he’s clearly making progress in the offense.” – Henry McKenna, USA TODAY – 8/01/19

“Brady finished strong on Thursday, completing 6/6 passes in the final period to finish 14/19 in full-team drills. Hoyer went 4/5 and Stidham 3/4.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 8/01/19

“Rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham isn’t getting many reps, but he’s making the most of them. Stidham hooked up with fellow rookies Jakobi Meyers and N’Keal Harry for deep touchdowns down the right sideline on consecutive snaps during 11s.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/01/19

“Give the kid some credit. When he was thrown in for Brady, he delivered three dimes down the field to his rookie crew of Meyers (twice) and Harry.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/01/19

“Jarrett Stidham had a nice series of plays running a look unit for the top defense. He went deep down the right sideline on three straight plays. ” – Andy Hart, WEEI – 8/01/19

“Jarrett Stidham strung together a series of good-looking passes midway through the session. He went 3-for-4 in competitive periods, hitting Meyers on what was undoubtedly the play of the day.” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 8/01/19

“Similarly, rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham threw the ball very well in the lighter workout. He made a number of really nice passes, both in the intermediate game and down the field. He has nice touch on the ball throwing down the sidelines to spots. It will be interesting to see how Stidham responds when the preseason game action hits in Detroit, but he’s making progress and certainly shows some signs of NFL talent.” – Andy Hart, WEEI – 8/02/19

“Jarrett Stidham got a little extra work today — perhaps with joint practices, and potentially fewer chances for the rookie, facing the Lions next week — and went 2-for-2 in 7-on-7 work. In 11-on-11, he went 6-for-9 with a nice fade completed to Braxton Berrios, who had to dive in the corner of the end zone to reel it in.” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 8/02/19

“Rookie Jarrett Stidham went 6-of-9 in 11s and 2-of-2 in 7s. Stidham saw second-team reps over Hoyer, which is notable.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/02/19

“The Patriots also gave more opportunity to Jarrett Stidham. The rookie quarterback took the majority of the reps behind Tom Brady as Brian Hoyer had a lighter workday. The fourth-round pick seemed to make the most of the chance, completing 6/9 passes in 11-on-11s and 2/2 passes in 7-on-7s.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 8/02/19

“Meanwhile, Hoyer went 1/5 in full-team drills and 3/4 in 7-on-7s. It’s still early, but on this day, Stidham looked like the second best quarterback on the Patriots.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 8/02/19

“Jarrett Stidham enjoyed a solid day. He consistently got rid of the ball in a much more timely manner than what we’ve seen, and his accuracy was on point for the most part.” – Paul Perillo, Patriots.com – 8/02/19

“Rookie Jarrett Stidham was 2-of-3 with an interception in 11s and 10-of-12 in 7s.” – Doug Kyed, NESN – 8/05/19

“Rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham was intercepted by Lions safety Andrew Adams during an early 11-on-11 period. He was targeting Phillip Dorsett on an out route.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/05/19

“Held the ball forever and then threw a really bad interception. Seemed to be on the upswing at the end of last week but, now, he seems back to being a rookie.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/05/19

“Jarrett Stidham threw a total rookie INT: tried to go to Dorsett in the flat but was undercut by S Andrew Adams.” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/05/19

“Stidham held the ball forever on two of his red zone “completions.”” – Greg Bedard, Boston Sports Journal – 8/05/19

“Jarrett Stidham only threw one pass, an incompletion, in full-team drills, but was a perfect 12/12 in 7-on-7s.” – Mark Daniels, Providence Journal – 8/06/19

“Running back Sony Michel fumbled a toss from Jarrett Stidham during 11-on-11s. Overall, this was a sloppy day on offense.” – Kevin Duffy, Boston Herald – 8/06/19

“Jarrett Stidham had a rep that lasted an eternity in 7-on-7 work. Can’t give him credit for a completion when that happens. He was otherwise spotless, however, going 10-for-11 in those 7-on-7 periods.” – Phil Perry, NBC Sports Boston – 8/06/19

You can see more players at our 2019 Patriots Training Camp Player News Database, updated each night during camp.