FOXBORO -- Michael Floyd was present for his first Patriots practice on Friday, which occurred inside the Empower Field House. Wearing No. 14, Floyd spoke with teammates briefly and took part in the warm-up period during the media-availability portion of practice.
In a press conference that occurred earlier in the day on Friday, Bill Belichick said that the plan was for Floyd to travel with the Patriots to Denver. Though he did not say whether or not Floyd would be in uniform, he indicated that the experience of being with the Patriots on the road would be a valuable one for the former Cardinals wideout.
Patriots receiver Danny Amendola was the lone player missing from Friday's practice. It was the second team session inside the "bubble" this week for Belichick's club. They held a walkthrough inside on Wednesday, lightening the load during a short week following Monday night's win over the Ravens.
Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.
Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.
The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.
More to come...
Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment.
Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".
Click here to listen and see how he did.