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2016 Patriots Minicamp June 7th Notes: WR Aaron Dobson makes the play of the day!

Every single detail you need from the Patriots first mandatory minicamp of 2016!

The New England Patriots wrapped up their first mandatory minicamp of the 2016 season and reports are surfacing of how the players fared. While the practice was not open to the public, media were present and able to report upon completion.

Notes are compiled from NESN's Doug Kyed, ProJo's Mark Daniels, WEEI's Ryan Hannable, and ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Absentees: WR Danny Amendola (knee), RB LeGarrette Blount (hip), S Nate Ebner (Olympics), WR Julian Edelman (foot), TE Rob Gronkowski (?), S Duron Harmon (?), G Tre Jackson (knee), G Josh Kline (shoulder), RB Dion Lewis (ACL), G Shaq Mason (knee), CB Logan Ryan (?), T Nate Solder (biceps), T Sebastian Vollmer (?)

Returned: DT Alan Branch, CB Malcolm Butler, LS Joe Cardona, DT Frank Kearse were present after skipping the voluntary OTAs. Butler missed OTAs due to family reasons.

Quarterbacks: Jacoby Brissett was sharper in this outing, as he connected on 28 of 40 passes. For comparison, Tom Brady completed 31 of 40 passes and Jimmy Garoppolo completed 35 of 43 passes. Rob Ninkovich picked off Tom Brady in 7v7s, per ProJo.

Brady Fun Time: Martellus Bennett continued to work with Brady on the side to improve their connection.

Secondary looking sharp: Cyrus Jones made a few solid plays, per WEEI. Devin McCourty and Jonathan Jones defended passes and Cedric Thompson intercepted Brissett, per ProJo.

Punt players: If undrafted free agent rookie CB V'Angelo Bentley makes the squad, it's because he has a possible future as a punt returner. He was joined by Cyrus Jones and Keshawn Martin, per ProJo.

Foxborough Flu candidate: 7th round WR Devin Lucien injured his foot and did not return, per the Herald's Jeff Howe. That said, MassLive's Kevin Duffy and WEEI's Chris Price note that Lucien was playing catch on the field with his high school teammate Chris Harper, and the two were the last players on the field.

Misc Notes: Bryan Stork saw more time at center, per the Herald's Jeff Howe. Former WR Troy Brown spent time with the receivers, per CSNNE's Phil Perry. Chris Hogan was the best wide receiver on the field, per Howe.

Play of the Day:

Let's go Aaron Dobson!!

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