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Training camp daily briefing: Wednesday, Aug. 7

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  August 7, 2013 10:24 AM

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The Patriots had their most physical practice of the season on Tuesday when they squared off against the Eagles for 2? hours, and they planned to get right back at it again Wednesday morning with another day of full-contact football.

Tuesday’s practice had plenty of news – Riley Cooper returned from exile, WR Aaron Dobson and CB Cary Williams were tossed out of practice after fighting on the field and Eagles WR Arrelious Benn tore his ACL.

Some bad weather is expected to roll into Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, so the teams moved up practice to 10:15 a.m.

With that, let’s get on with the Patriots Daily Briefing for August 7:


Shalise Manza Young: Tom Brady pleased with progress of offense

Michael Vega, Manza Young: Belichick, Kelly enjoy benefits of joint practices

Ben Volin: On Football: Humbled Eagles WR Riley Cooper has quiet, solitary return to practice

Volin: Tuesday’s practice report: Offense shines, CBs get toasted



Foxborough Weather: High of 76, chance of afternoon rain 40 percent

10:15-12:15: Practice (pads)

TBD: Bill Belichick press conference

Post-practice: Player interviews


12:30-2:30 p.m.: Practice (walk-through)

2:30 p.m.: Player interviews

Down the Road…

Friday: Preseason Game 1 at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: TBD


Not practicing Friday

OL Marcus Cannon

CB Ras-I Dowling

WR Michael Jenkins

OL Dan Connolly

OL Markus Zusevics

DB Nate Ebner

OL Tyronne Green

OL Kevin Haslam

DE Jermaine Cunningham

(All were previously banged up before this week and didn’t make the trip to Philadelphia.)

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)


Former Jets G Brandon Moore signed with the Cowboys on Tuesday night, then changed his mind and retired Wednesday morning.

Could Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson be a true two-way player?

Buffalo’s offensive coordinator says C.J. Spiller will get the ball “until he throws up.”

Steelers S Troy Polamalu, 32, says he has to pace himself this training camp.

Review of the first episode of last night’s “Hard Knocks” with the Bengals.

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