Later today, the New England Patriots will host the Washington Redskins for the two teams’ first game of the 2018 preseason. Naturally, the Patriots therefore held a relatively light practice yesterday – one that saw the team wear full pads, but that was also cut short due to a heavy downpour starting a little after one hour into the session.
Let’s recap what happened:
RB Sony Michel, OT Marcus Cannon, LB Harvey Langi, and OG Brian Schwenke were not present. (source) Schwenke is a new addition to the list of absentees after exiting Tuesday’s session.
CB Cyrus Jones was a full participant. (source)
WR Kenny Britt, WR Matthew Slater, RB Rex Burkhead, OG Jason King, DE Trey Flowers, CB Cyrus Jones, and SS Nate Ebner all worked out separately from their teammates on the lower practice field. (source)
There were no new injuries. Hooray!
The quarterbacks performed as follows during 11-on-11 work: (source)
Tom Brady: 9/11
Brian Hoyer: 10/15
Danny Etling: 7/11, INT
The pass catchers struggled with drops today: Eric Decker – on his first eve target from Tom Brady –, Phillip Dorsett, Braxton Berrios, and Mike Gillislee all let a pass go through their hands. (source)
After a solid first few practices, Jeremy Hill fumbled the football for the second day in a row. (source)
Devin Lucien had his best practice to date, at one point even beating Stephon Gilmore for a touchdown. (source)
Danny Etling and Braxton Berrios stayed on the field after the session ended to continue working out in tough conditions. (source)
With Marcus Cannon still out, the first-team offensive line looked as follows from left to right: (source)
Trent Brown – Joe Thuney – David Andrews – Shaq Mason – LaAdrian Waddle
The second-team line, meanwhile, consisted of the following players: (source)
Isaiah Wynn – James Ferentz – Ted Karras – Cole Croston – Matt Tobin
Damarius Travis intercepted rookie quarterback Danny Etling during 11-on-11s. (source)
Duke Dawson, J.C. Jackson, and Deatrich Wise Jr. registered pass breakups. (source)
Derek Rivers saw plenty of action with the starters with Trey Flowers working out separately. (source)
Cyrus Jones saw plenty of work as a punt returner, while the rest of the team went through 11-on-11 work. (source). Julian Edelman, Riley McCarron, Braxton Berrios and Patrick Chung also fielded punts. (source)
Rex Burkhead continued working on punt returns: before exiting for the lower rehab field, he fielded kicks by rookie punter Corey Bojorquez. (source)
Corey Bojorquez was the first player on the field. (source)