The New England Patriots held their second organized team activity open to the media today, and from I can gather, it was another positive showing for the team.
Here is the attendance report, from Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.
WR Aaron Dobson (foot surgery)
DT Dominique Easley (torn ACL)
OL Cameron Fleming (Stanford graduation date)
CB Malcolm Butler
WR Jeremy Gallon
TE Rob Gronkowski (torn ACL)
DL Vince Wilfork (torn Achilles)
DT Tommy Kelly (knee surgery)
DE Will Smith (torn ACL)
LT Nate Solder
WR Matthew Slater
CB Justin Green
LB Deontae Skinner
Howe makes a few interesting notes in his piece, including how Vince Wilfork upped his workload, and the impressive outings that Brandon LaFell, and Josh Boyce had. Having Wilfork healthy will be extremely important if the Pats want their run defense to improve from last year, and hearing that Wilfork is looking good is terrific news for the Patriots.
As for Boyce and LaFell, I think those two can really help bring an element of “explosion” to Tom Brady‘s offense. Boyce with his speed, and LaFell with his great size. We will see how they improve as we move towards September.
This practice session was held in the rain, and in typical Bill Belichick fashion, there was no backing down from his squad. Learning in bad weather conditions in June really pays off, as there are always big games late in the season that must be played in bad weather.
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