New England Patriots announce practice times for start of training camp
By Nick Ziegler
The New England Patriots have announced when they will be starting their training camp for the 2018 season.
After a busy offseason, the New England Patriots are going to be preparing for what they hope will be another successful season in 2018. While the Patriots might have fallen short of their ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl last season, they were still able to win an AFC Title.
So far this offseason, there has been a bit of drama surrounding the Patriots. During organized team activities, the Patriots were without both Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Since Brady is 40-years-old coming off an MVP season with a lot going on off the field, it wasn’t too surprising to see him skip.
In Gronkowski’s case, him skipping OTAs was likely due to his desire for a new contract. After a great season in 2017, Gronkowski suffered a nasty concussion in the AFC Championship Game. There was some speculation that Gronkowski might be considering retirement after the Super Bowl, as the injuries have certainly piled up for Gronkowski.
With the 2018 regular season closing in, the Patriots will be starting training camp at the end of July.
According to Patriots.com, here are what days the Patriots will be holding training camp and at what times.
July 26th, 9:15 A.M.
July 27th, 9:15 A.M
July 28th, 9:15 A.M.
July 29th, 9:15 A.M.
Since the Patriots had both Brady and Gronkowski back at minicamp, there is no reason to think that either one of them will be skipping training camp. The Patriots do still have to sign rookie running back Sony Michel, but that should be done by the end of July.
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With a lot of talent still on the team, the Patriots should be contenders once again for a Super Bowl. However, hard work during training camp will be important as always to get the team up to speed.