FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots concluded their two-hour practice today and coach Bill Belichick and various players conducted interviews on the field to cap off the three-day minicamp.
The football-specific part of the practice ended with some fun, as receiver Wes Welker was unexpectedly called upon to kick a short field goal. Welker, you might recall, hit a 29-yard field goal against the Patriots in 2004, as well as an extra point.
Welker missed the first attempt, wide left. He nailed the second, to cheers from his teammates.
A few quick hits from the practice:
The media attendance was lighter than the past two days, with the national writers no longer in town.
Receivers Jabar Gaffney and Kelley Washington; tight ends Kyle Brady and Benjamin Watson; linebackers Rosevelt Colvin, Larry Izzo and Oscar Lua; punter Josh Miller; and running back Justise Hairston were a few of the players conducting interviews.
We'll have a bit more later in the day, capping things off with five observations from the practice.