FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots will practice at 1:45 p.m. ET, which is their 11th practice since camp opened July 30.
Bill Belichick is scheduled to address reporters at 1:15 p.m.
Weather check: Temperatures are expected to be in the high 60s/low 70s, with a good chance of thundershowers. This would mark the first inclement weather practice of camp and serves as a good reminder for fans to check with the team's training camp hotline before attending (508-549-0001).
Dress code: The Patriots have had seven full-pads practices and three in shorts/light shoulder pads since the opening of camp.
Recapping Monday's developments: The team released veteran quarterback Matt Flynn and signed Ryan Lindley to take his place. Bill Belichick said it came down to health as Flynn couldn't pass his physical and the team was running out of time with the preseason opener Thursday. ... Special teams captain Matthew Slater came off the physically unable to perform list, practicing for the first time and doing so in a red, non-contact jersey. ... Veteran defensive tackle Alan Branch came off the non-football injury list and practiced for the first time. ... The club acquired guard Ryan Groy from the Bears in exchange for rookie linebacker Matt Wells, bolstering depth along the offensive line with preseason games ahead and center Bryan Stork and last season's starting right guard, Ryan Wendell, unlikely to play. ... Core special teamer Chris White was released, along with tight end Mason Brodine. To fill their spots and address depth concerns, the club signed undrafted rookie running back Tony Creecy of NC State and undrafted free-agent tight end Logan Stokes. Depth at running back was a concern with a run of injuries. ... Cornerback Malcolm Butler stole the show at practice with some "wow" moments. ... Tight end Rob Gronkowski is featured in an NFL commercial for the season-opening game. ... Receiver Julian Edelman, who came up gimpy at the end of a practice Aug. 2, looks closer to a return as he was present at the start of practice.
Bill Belichick soundbite: "Around here, you earn your playing time. Nothing is really given to anybody."
Players on non-football injury list: G Caylin Hauptmann
Players not spotted at most recent practice: OT Marcus Cannon, TE Scott Chandler, WR Aaron Dobson, LB Darius Fleming, RB Tyler Gaffney, RB Dion Lewis, LB Eric Martin, DL Joe Vellano, TE Jimmay Mundine, C Bryan Stork, RB LeGarrette Blount, RB Travaris Cadet