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5/29/2015 New England Patriots OTA News, Rumors, and Updates: Open Practice Open Thread

The Patriots have their first practice open to the media.

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Please use this thread to post any news, updates, or rumors coming out of today's Patriots camp!

New Jersey Numbers

No one gets 75

Dominique Easley switched from 74 to 99

Travaris Cadet is 39

Bradley Fletcher is 24

Jabaal Sheard is 93

Scott Chandler is 88

Malcom Brown and Jake Bequette are sharing 92, which shows how rocky new tight end Bequette's roster standing will be

Jordan Richards is 37 (RODNEY HARRISON!)

Geneo Grissom is 48

Trey Flowers is 74

Tre Jackson is 63, taking over from Dan Connolly, which might symbolize how unlikely Connolly's return will be

Shaq Mason is 69

Jonas Gray, James White, Tyler Gaffney, and Dion Lewis are all sharing jersey numbers, LeGarrette Blount, Travaris Cadet, and Brandon Bolden are not. Shows which players are on the bubble.

Rules from the Patriots Camp

Courtesy of ProJo's Mark Daniels

"Please do not report on strategy, including formations, personnel groups, 1st team/2nd team groupings, and non-conventional plays.

Please do not report on players who line up in positions different from the one listed on the roster.

Please do not quote, paraphrase, or report the comments made by coaches or players during a practice session."

Practice Notes

Per Mike Reiss, Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo were 50/50 on snaps, with Brady leading the drills.

Bill Belichick says that the practice isn't a sign of who will play, but instead for teaching the players.

Per Ben Volin, Garoppolo was the last player on the practice field.

Garoppolo spoke to the media about spending time with the wide receivers in California, with Julian Edelman one of the players involved.

Julian Edelman drops the line "They  hate ya, if they ain't ya."

Someone asked Belichick about DeflateGate. He replied, "we're on to 2015." IT HAPPENED!!! HE SAID THE THING!

Brandon Spikes said he was surprised to receive a call from Belichick to invite him back.

Rob Gronkowski says that Tom Brady comes out to practice "like nothing happened" and that whatever penalty is levied won't change how he prepares or plays in games.