FOXBOROUGH -- The Patriots have concluded their passing camp practice today. A total of 36 players were spotted at the session, most of them newcomers who are getting up to speed with the team's system.
The presence of third-year tight end David Thomas was notable, as Thomas missed most of last season with a broken foot. He participated in some drills, but not all of them.
Veteran linebacker Victor Hobson and veteran safety/linebacker Tank Williams also were on the field. As free-agent signees, they are learning a new system and thus the coaches probably felt they could benefit from some on-field work.
Here are the players we spotted:
Matthew Slater (also played safety)
Ray Ventrone (switched from his natural safety position)
Le Kevin Smith
Gary Guyton (also played inside)
Tank Williams (also played linebacker)