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8/5 Patriots vs Redskins: Joint Practice Notes

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Joint practice continues and the Patriots continue to grow.

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Practice has continued from yesterday and those around the web are being a little more open with sharing their views on the Patriots and Redskins second day working together. No changes from the Patriots with regards to attendance.

During his press conference, Bill Belichick says that there's no real changes in Rob Gronkowski's recovery process; Belichick also notes that Ryan Mallett will be on full display during the preseason. Biggest surprise for Belichick? The large number of Patriots fans who made the journey.

NBC Sport's Dianna Russini raves about the Patriots red zone efficiency; apparently Tom Brady was "finding [receivers] hands every time." Additionally, Brady was on point with the deep ball, hitting Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Dark horse candidate wide receiver Brian Tyms continues to make noticeable plays and should earn some time with the top unit during the actual game.

According to WEEI's Mike Petraglia Vince Wilfork managed to come down with an interception of Robert Griffin III. Big guy is back.

CSNNE's Mike Giardi notes that Brandon LaFell caught a circus catch with one hand; that's two days in a row where LaFell has been linked to positive play. He's building up steam and looks to earn additional time with the starting unit. Also notes how Brady and Edelman are completely locked in and have been connecting in the two minute drill.

CBS's Jason La Canfora writes that Devin McCourty was singled out in coverage against tight end Jordan Reed; Reed is a shifty tight end and it shows how valuable of a coverage safety McCourty is, and the additional value he provides by being an extra cornerback on the field. Also notes that the Patriots held the Redskins back in the red zone, while Darrelle Revis played "all over the place."

Other notes: It seems like the majority of the Redskins writers watched the Patriots offense, while the Patriots writers watched the Patriots defense. Interesting to see positive results coming from both camps. Brady's two-minute drill was unstoppable. On defense, Revis was locked in a solid battle with DeSean Jackson, defending the ball in the end zone.

Russini notes that Mallett has had another good day, compares his potential to that of Brian Hoyer- not in style of play, but in starting ability.

ESPN's Mike Reiss singles out a Belichick-moment where he "throws his hat in [the] air as [a] penalty flag for 12-men" against Washington. Never too early to work on the little things.

Injury note: apparently Sealver Siliga had to walk off with a trainer. Jake Bequette was nicked up yesterday and worked with the trainers to the side.

Revis note #1: The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe says not to worry about Revis staying on one side of the field; apparently Aqib Talib practiced the same way last preseason before becoming a shadow during the regular season.

Revis note #2: According to the Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, the Patriots have already reached out to Revis for an extension. So there's that.