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Training Camp Daily Briefing: Friday Aug. 2

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  August 2, 2013 07:23 AM

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Good morning! The Patriots were back on the field Thursday after getting Wednesday off per CBA rules. But linebacker Jerod Mayo said it was mostly just a day off from pads, as he and many of his teammates were still at Gillette Stadium, getting treatment and watching film.

The big news on Thursday was the return of receiver Julian Edelman, who was removed from the physically unable to perform list and practiced for the first time since the end of last season. Edelman, who signed a one-year deal with New England after receiving little interest on the open market, has "some ground to make up," coach Bill Belichick said.

TODAY'S GLOBE COVERAGE

Dan Shaughnessy: Talks to Hall of Fame-bound Bill Parcells about his years with the Patriots

Shalise Manza Young: Jerod Mayo once again in the middle of Patriots' defense

Michael Vega: Patriots Notes - Edelman back at practice; Belichick discusses his friend Parcells

WHAT'S ON TAP

Today
2 p.m. - Bill Belichick press conference

2:20-4:30 p.m. - Patriots training camp practice No. 7

Saturday
8:40 a.m. - Bill Belichick press conference

9-11:30 a.m. - Patriots training camp practice No. 8

Sunday
TBA

KEY INJURIES/ROSTER MOVES

Removed from physically unable to perform list
WR Julian Edelman (foot)

Not practicing Thursday
OL Marcus Cannon (undisclosed)
RB Brandon Bolden (in uniform but limited)
CB Ras-I Dowling (began practice but did not finish)

Not cleared to practice yet:
TE Rob Gronkowski (Physically Unable to Perform)
WR Mark Harrison (Physically Unable to Perform)
DE Armond Armstead (Non-Football Illness)

AROUND THE NFL
No more Super Bowl predictions for Rex Ryan: he's using the low expectations for the Jets as motivation now

Riley Cooper has apologized for hurling a racial slur at a security guard at a recent concert, but not all of his teammates are ready to forgive him

The Bills are using a base 3-4 defense under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, and the projected line starters are all 300-plus pounds; Buffalo is hoping bigger is better

The Dolphins' $60 million man, WR Mike Wallace, is currently sidelined with a groin injury

Continuing his return from a torn ACL, top Ravens CB Lardarius Webb is increasing his workload on the field

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