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Patriots announce the date of their first 2019 training camp practice

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New England’s players will return to work in late July.

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We are currently in the middle of the slowest time on the NFL calendar, but one month from now things will look completely different: training camp is right around the corner, and we now know when the New England Patriots’ players will return to work. As was announced by the league earlier today, the Patriots’ rookies and injured players such as presumed starting left tackle Isaiah Wynn will report to training camp on Sunday, July 21.

Three days later, on Wednesday, July 24, the rest of New England’s roster — i.e. veterans not coming off injury — will arrive at Gillette Stadium. All of the players will go through medical checks after reporting, and either be placed on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) or hit the practice fields if cleared. Staying true to norm, their first session of this year’s training camp will take place the day after veterans arrive: Thursday, July 25.

The session is expected to start around 9:00 a.m. ET and just like other subsequent practices will be open to fans and reporters; if judged by the last few years there will be plenty of visitors in attendance. The last time the team came off a Super Bowl win, for example, the club opted to open the ramps at Gillette Stadium so that all of the more than 15,000 spectators could get a chance to watch the action.

New England will announce its detailed training camp schedule over the next few weeks, so make sure to check Pats Pulpit regularly for all the latest updates.