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Patriots Training Camp: Day 9 Notes and Highlights, LeGarrette Blount Injured?

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Highlights and features from the 9th day of Patriots training camp

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Attendance and Injuries

- A ton of injuries at camp. Running back LeGarrette Blount didn't finish practice and walked off the field. Center Bryan Stork sat out the second half of practice, although he remained on the field. Defensive tackle Malcom Brown appeared to injure his ankle and also remained on the field.

- Tight end Scott Chandler was absent.

- Brady was throwing to back-ups with receivers Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell, Aaron Dobson, Brian Tyms, and Matthew Slater on the sidelines with injuries.

Offensive Notes

- Quarterback Tom Brady threw a couple interceptions today, although one of them was called back due to a penalty.

- Wide receiver Brandon Gibson was the benefactor to all of the injuries at wide receiver and quickly became involved with Brady in the passing game. Gibson's been struggling with drops all camp, but this is a good step for him to possibly make the roster.

- Running back Brandon Bolden seems to have the upper hand with replacing Shane Vereen as James White continues to develop his pass blocking ability.

- Wide receiver Danny Amendola had the catch of the day with a one handed snag over Logan Ryan.

- Rookies Shaq Mason and Tre Jackson continue to see quality time with the first team. When Stork went to the sideline, Josh Kline stepped up in his place.

Defensive Notes

- Cornerback Logan Ryan spent time with the safeties to cover tight ends. Ryan was considered by a few teams as a potential safety convert out of the draft (notably by the 49ers). He's working around to earn his time on the field.

- Safety Pat Chung seems to be stringing together positive days in coverage as he's been active around the ball while in coverage of tight ends.

- Linebacker Jamie Collins appears dominant and has been effective destroying running backs as an interior blitzer.

- The Patriots rotated their rookies in with the first team defense, with Malcom Brown, Jordan Richards, Trey Flowers, and Darryl Roberts seeing time. Geneo Grissom still looks to be finding his footing.

Miscellaneous Notes

- The Patriots have been hit by the injury bug as of late. Look for the coaching staff to take their sweet time reintroducing their players to the field. No need to exacerbate what could be a potentially minor injury. But, still, clock's ticking with opening week roughly a month away.