Happy campers: Patriots take to Twitter

With training camp just around the corner (veterans report today, with the first practice Thursday), a number of Patriots players have taken to Twitter to remark upon the start of a new season.

Although training camp is generally regarded as the most arduous portion of the season, there’s a sense of optimism and excitement from many Patriots, both veterans and rookies alike.

Here’s a sampling of what they’re saying:

* WR Donte’ Stallworth (@DonteStallworth): 10 years ago I was a rookie and I went through my first training camp. 10 years later here I am, still living my dream. #Blessed

* DB Devin McCourty (@McCourtyTwins): Training camp is where the road to New Orleans starts... Excited to get back to work with my teammates (D-Mac)

* DB Sterling Moore (@SterlingMoore): And so it begins. Blessed to have another opportunity to live my dream.

* DE Chandler Jones (@Chan95Jones): Philippians 4:13 " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." #grind95 #Gopats #Gohard see you out on the field! Camp mode

* WR Jeremy Ebert (@Jebes11): Going off the grid on the social media scene for an extended amount of time #camp

* RB Shane Vereen (@ShaneVereen34): Camp time!! Blessed to have this opportunity... Legggooo

* WR Wes Welker (@WesWelker): Great bike ride to 4 corners this am! On my way to Boston. Ready for a great 2012 season!

* DL Brandon Deaderick (@bdeaderick71): The only easy day is yesterday!!! Time to grind

* LB Dane Fletcher (@Dane_Fletcher): Let the games being #trainingcampmode