Wake-up call: 1st practice & Tebow time

(Every day of training camp, we'll have a wake-up call that previews the day ahead.)

8:40 a.m. -- Bill Belichick news conference

9-11:30 a.m. -- Practice No. 1 of camp (open to public)

11:30 a.m. -- Player interviews (including Tim Tebow)

In what will be a first for an initial Patriots training camp practice, the No. 3 quarterback figures to be in the spotlight today as Tim Tebow is expected to answer questions from reporters. Tebow's connection with Aaron Hernandez from their time together at the University of Florida figures to be a topic brought up, and of course, there is Tebow's ongoing work in attempting to earn a roster spot.

The practice itself will not be held in pads, per the rules of the collective bargaining agreement.

Rain is potentially in the forecast. In the event the Patriots move the practice inside the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse, it would be closed to the public. For fans considering coming to practice, check the team's training camp hotline at 508-549-0001 before departing.

Also, ESPN's "Mike & Mike" radio program will be broadcasting live from Gillette Stadium. The show is on from 6-10 a.m. and gates open at 5 a.m.