PHILADELPHIA – The Patriots wake up Tuesday morning in the City of Brotherly Love, focused on their first practice with and against the Eagles and new head coach Chip Kelly.
Kelly is known for running his offense and his practices at a high pace, and Vince Wilfork said on Monday him and his teammates will be ready for a lot of running.
“Absolutely,” Wilfork said with a laugh. “Trust me – Bill (Belichick) has been doing a real good job of that. We’ve always been a well-conditioned team and we’re not gonna stop.”
Before leaving Foxborough, the Patriots held a shells-and-shorts workout that was heavy on situational plays in all three phases of the game.
TODAY’S GLOBE COVERAGE
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WHAT’S ON TAP
Today (in Philadelphia)
12 p.m.: Bill Belichick press conference
12:30-2:30 p.m.: Practice
2:30 p.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
Returned to practice Monday:
TE Jake Ballard
RB Brandon Bolden
CB Alfonzo Dennard
OL Marcus Cannon (undisclosed)
CB Ras-I Dowling (undisclosed)
DL Jermaine Cunningham (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
Mark Sanchez was booed during the Jets’ Green and White scrimmage on Saturday night – Antonio Cromartie took offense, but Rex Ryan says fans have the right to boo
The Bills held a full-contact scrimmage on Monday night, and rookie E.J. Manuel recovered well after throwing an early interception
The Packers worked out and then signed Vince Young on Monday, hoping he’ll become the backup to Aaron Rodgers