-- Update on Brian Waters:
"He's not here. Basically the same as it was in mini-camp. [In mini-camp Waters was excused for personal reasons.]"
-- Do you expect him here before start of regular season?
"We'll take it day to day."
-- Is it a surprise he's not here?
-- Were you disappointed you were not able to reach a deal with Wes Welker?
"Well, we go through that situation with every player. Some we reach agreement with, some we don't."
-- Why sign Visanthe Shiancoe?
"We'll have to see how it all plays out. I think Shanks is a good football player, he's been a productive football player in two other spots...We'll see how it all plays out."
-- On cutting Joseph Addai:
"Didn't work out."
-- Are you OK with numbers at running back for now?
"We have seven backs on our roster. If we add one, then we add one. If we don't, we'll go with what we've got."
-- Will you reach out to Kevin Faulk?
"Can't comment on any player that's not on our roster right now."
-- On Rob Gronkowski's physical status after offseason ankle surgery:
"I think he's alright."
-- Did you have an issue with all the things he did this offseason?
"I talk to players individually and collectively about a lot of things all the time. Those conversations I'll keep between myself and the player."
--What do you have planned for today?
"Try to get off to a good start. Its training camp so it's all about fundamentals, the little things...We've got a lot of challenges ahead of us, a lot of things we need to cover and we'll take them on as hopefully we're ready for them."
Next it will be - we've got to get ready for the Titans. They are a great team and present many challenges. . . etc., etc, etc.