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Training camp daily briefing: Monday, Aug. 5

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  August 5, 2013 09:33 AM

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The Patriots held a relatively relaxed scrimmage on Saturday, and took Sunday off to rest the players’ bodies. But the intensity figures to ramp up Monday as the Patriots begin their first game week of the season and prepare for Friday night’s preseason opener at Philadelphia.

The Patriots will practice amongst themselves one last time Monday morning before hitting the road later in the day and practicing with the Eagles on Tuesday and Wednesday. The practices in Philadelphia figure to be hard-hitting and should help the Patriots work on their physicality and play speed as they ramp up for the preseason games.

Here’s a preview of Monday’s events and the week ahead:

TODAY’S GLOBE COVERAGE

Emily Kaplan: Tim Tebow connecting with Patriots fans

Ben Volin: Rob Gronkowski’s book provides insight into his recovery from back surgery

Volin: Sunday NFL Notes: Breaking down the Patriots’ key position battles

WHAT’S ON TAP

Today

Foxborough Weather: High of 74, sunny

9:40 a.m.: Bill Belichick press conference

10-11:45 a.m.: Practice

11:45 a.m.: Player interviews

Tuesday (in Philadelphia)

12 p.m.: Bill Belichick press conference

12:30-2:30 p.m.: Practice

2:30 a.m.: Player interviews

Down the Road…

Wednesday: Practice (in Philadelphia), 12:30 p.m.

Thursday: Walk-through (closed to media and public)

Friday: Preseason game No. 1 at Eagles, 7:30 p.m.

KEY INJURIES/ROSTER MOVES

Not practicing Saturday

OL Marcus Cannon (undisclosed)

RB Brandon Bolden (in uniform but limited)

CB Ras-I Dowling (undisclosed)

DL Jermaine Cunningham (undisclosed)

WR Michael Jenkins (upper left leg)

S Tavon Wilson (undisclosed)

DB Nate Ebner (undisclosed)

TE Jake Ballard (undisclosed)

OL Kevin Haslam (undisclosed)

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

Packers LT Bryan Bulaga reportedly tore his ACL

The Packers are also working out QB Vince Young Monday

The Ravens already lost TE Dennis Pitta, and now Ed Dickson has a bad hamstring

The Dolphins looked pretty terrible in the Hall of Fame Game last night

RIP to one of the NFL’s great all-time characters and story-tellers, former Colts DT Art Donovan

Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey sprained his knee

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