Wake-up call: Pre-Philly practice

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

9:40 a.m. -- Bill Belichick news conference

10 a.m. -- Practice (open to public)

11:45 a.m. -- Player interviews

The Patriots will hold their ninth practice since the first public session of training camp on Friday, July 26. At some point after practice, the team will depart for Philadelphia, where they'll have joint practices with the Eagles on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday before Friday's preseason opener between the teams.

One interesting aspect of the team traveling for practices is that injured players might be held back. We could get a better feel for those players who might be today.

Entering today, the Patriots have had five practices in full pads and three in shorts and shells (light shoulder pads).