Thursday marks the seventh day of Patriots training camp practices, and here is what can be expected in this space:
Things will once again be a bit later today, with a 4:30 p.m. practice (open to the public). The Patriots adjusted their schedule in anticipation that the collective bargaining agreement will be finalized by 4 p.m., which will allow those with new contracts to practice for the first time (e.g. Logan Mankins, Matt Light, Kevin Faulk, BenJarvus Green-Ellis etc.).
The expectation is that quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick will hold news conferences before the practice. I'll be joined by Mike Rodak and we will post observations after the session, highlighting some of the different things that catch our eye.
Here is the schedule:
4:30-7:30 p.m. -- Practice (open to public)
I will be active on Twitter (@MikeReiss), although not during each practice. The Patriots ask reporters for their cooperation in the following areas:
1. Not reporting on offensive or defensive strategy, which includes formations, personnel groups or non-conventional plays.
2. No quoting players or coaches during a practice.
3. Not reporting on practice until the session is over.