Basically a lot of 7 on 7's going on...lots of passing...kind of a light practice. Not a lot of contact.
Just like last year Edelman was the best receiver on the field, he is bigger and gets better separation than Amendola and he has more deep speed as well.
Speaking of Amendola, he looked like the second best receiver out there, but he isn't big and he doesn't get open deep - he just doesn't have that type of speed. He doesn't separate real well off pure ability either, it's more technique and quickness. From what I saw the guy just doesn't have a lot of burst...just like last year...Edelman however is a totally different story, the guy explodes out of his breaks like he was shot out of a cannon. He also did this little cool drill where someone kept tossing him balls to his right and left and he would catch them with one hand. Over and over and over he would do this.
It looked like Vereen caught a million passes today all over the field. It looks like White can do the same thing - White smoked Mayo a few times today in coverage. Speaking of coverage, the linebackers don't look great in that department.
Dobson was back, he looked rusty, but he didn't appear to be limping. They didn't put him through much...some long routes, a few drills, etc.
Lafell, Thomkins and Boyce are curious studies because none of them really look great. I guess you can't expect them to, but you kind of would like to see it. Thompkins looks the same as last year to me - which isn't bad - but he did have some drops, one in a drill where they get a little physical with your hands to see if you can hold on to it...he didn't. Lafell had some good moments deep...then some not so good ones. I like his size though. Boyce was so up and down that it was ridiculous...caught one...dropped one...on and on.
The receiver from Maine looked pretty good out there (Derrick Johnson)...nice speed, showed some nice hands. I thought the kid Tyms came back to earth today...plenty of drops...plenty of times not getting open. He likes to scream after every bad play he does, he screamed a lot today.
Dennard was out there practicing, that guy is good. He is just so quick and aggressive...receivers were having a hard time finding space against him.
Easley was doing some drills on the other end of the field, he looked like he was moving well.
For some reason Bequette always stands out to me - not because he is a good player - but because he is built like one. They had him playing outside in the 34 in space, he is average per usual.
Chandler Jones is a total goof ball, he likes to play around all the time. He was doing drills with everyone else and he had a football with him - he tossed it to this one and that one - he eventually tossed it to Will Smith, who looked at the thing like...what the hell are you doing? But the kid just looks awesome out there, it all looks so easy to him. He is an effortless athlete.
Revis was called to cover Gronk in his rehab. He had no chance in covering him - maybe he was taking it easy on him - but gronk just can't be covered one on one...bad knee or not. The guy is a total freak. Total freak.
Got a chance to watch Garopollo because Mallett was MIA. The kid can throw the ball...wow nice arm. Great on the deep balls, very accurate, very catchable. He has enough power in his throws and the ball comes out fast. I thought he threw the ball great today. He had one pick, one overthrow (but the guy was not open and he had to get rid of it) and he had one wobbly pass. Other than that he was pretty damn good. He was next to Brady in every drill and he throws the deeper stuff with more accuracy and a better trajectory. The Patriots have got to be pleased with this guy.