Training Camp Daily Briefing: Saturday, July 27

The Patriots get right back at it for Day 2 of training camp this morning with another practice session from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gillette Stadium practice fields. Today’s forecast calls for a bright and sunny day after Friday’s driving rainstorm.

All 90 players were accounted for Friday, and the only real surprise was undrafted rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins sitting out of practice for an undisclosed reason.

With that, let’s get on with the Patriots Daily Briefing for Day 2:


Ben Volin: Friday Practice Report

Shalise Manza Young: Patriots get back to business


Ben Volin: Patriots camp begins with dark clouds

Chris Gasper: Patriots need Stevan Ridley this year

Michael Whitmer: Danny Amendola headlines Patriots’ new-look receiver corps

Shalise Manza Young: Alfonzo Dennard won’t talk about DUI arrest

Emily Kaplan: Tim Tebow plays a split role in practice

Michael Whitmer: Training camp brings relief to Brandon Spikes



Foxborough weather: High of 82, chance of rain in the morning 0 percent

8:40 a.m.: Bill Belichick news conference

9-11:30 a.m.: Practice (no pads)

11:30 a.m.: Player interviews


8:40 a.m.: Bill Belichick news conference

9-11:30 a.m.: Practice (no pads)

11:30 a.m.: Player interviews

Down the road…

Monday: Tedy Bruschi and Gil Santos Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony, 5 p.m.; annual in-stadium practice for season ticket holders, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Practice, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Off day


Not practicing Friday:

WR Kenbrell Thompkins (undisclosed)

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)


Jets lose CB Aaron Berry for season with torn ACL


Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger feeling “discomfort” in his knee, and Maurkice Pouncey apologizes again for “Free Hernandez” hat

Chargers ILB James Mouton suffers second season-ending preseason injury in three years

Former P
atriots TE Visanthe Shiancoe could end up with the Ravens

Cardinals, first-round pick G Jonathan Cooper are in a stalemate over offset language

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