Training Camp Daily Briefing: Tuesday, July 30

The Patriots will hold their fifth consecutive day of practice on Tuesday afternoon, their last session until their first off-day of camp on Wednesday. Tuesday’s practice will mark the third straight day the Patriots are in full pads, and the first time they will practice in the heat of the day. The first three practices were early in the morning, and Monday’s was under the lights at Gillette Stadium.

With that, let’s get on with the Patriots Daily Briefing for July 30:


Ben Volin: On Football: Tom Brady’s extra offseason work more necessary than ever with young WR group

Shalise Manza Young: RB coach Ivan Fears likes what he sees from his group

Young: DT Armond Armstead has surgery to clear infection

Emily Kaplan: Patriots have a logjam at safety

Volin: Talking Points: Sorry to burst your bubble, but Tebow is here to play QB, as Josh McDaniels explains



Foxborough Weather: High of 80, chance of rain 0 percent

2 p.m.: Practice

4:15 p.m.: Player interviews


Off Day


Practice TBD


Practice TBD


Not practicing Monday:

RB Brandon Bolden (undisclosed)

OL Dan Connolly (shoulder surgery)

DL Cory Grissom (undisclosed)

Not cleared to practice yet:

TE Rob Gronkowski (Physically Unable to Perform)

WR Julian Edelman (Physically Unable to Perform)

WR Mark Harrison (Physically Unable to Perform)

G Nick McDonald (Physically Unable to Perform)

DE Armond Armstead (Non-Football Illness — recent surgery to clear out infection)


Potentially the biggest impediment to Chip Kelly’s high-octane offense? The officials.

A familiar name is helping coach Steelers DBs: Rod Woodson

Update on the forgotten man of the rookie QB class of 2012: Denver’s Brock Osweiler

Oakland QB Terrelle Pryor: “I never really knew how to throw a football before.”

Raiders P Chris Kluwe is wearing Google Glass during practice and posting videos to YouTube.

DE Mario Williams left Bills camp to get his foot examined.