Postcard from Camp Day 12: Patriots, Jaguars work end-of-game situations


Postcard from Camp Day 12: Patriots, Jaguars work end-of-game situations

FOXBORO -- The Patriots and Jaguars met for a joint walkthrough on Wednesday before Thursday's preseason opener at Gillette Stadium. The focus seemed to be end-of-game work with both teams focusing on two-minute offense, Hail Mary plays and onside kicks. 

Players wore shells and shorts, and the vast majority of Patriots were on the field for the session. The only players not spotted were Matthew Slater, Matt Lengel, Shea McClellin and Eric Rowe. 

Nate Solder, Jacob Hollister, David Jones, James O'Shaughnessy, Mike Gillislee and Devin Lucien headed for the lower field soon after the workout began. Tony Garcia also made his way to the lower field later in the session. 

Roaming the fields with Dont'a Hightower and Alan Branch -- both of whom are still on PUP -- was former Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork. Following the practice Wilfork will announce his retirement.

During the walkthrough rookie defensive linemen Deatrich Wise, Derek Rivers and Adam Butler were among the first players to take the field, along with six defensive backs. Butler continues to get work as a pass-rushing defensive tackle. He's shown good quickness in both one-on-ones and team periods in camp thus far.

At the end of the session, Tom Brady spent several minutes chatting with team chaplain Jack Easterby and director of football research Ernie Adams. 

Patriots-Dolphins injury report: Cutler out for Dolphins


Patriots-Dolphins injury report: Cutler out for Dolphins

The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Dolphins game:


C David Andrews (illness)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (shoulder)

TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder/hamstring)

WR Danny Amendola (knee)
DT Malcom Brown (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (ankle)
CB Eric Rowe (groin)
WR Matthew Slater (hamstring)

QB Tom Brady (Achilles)
TE Rob Gronkowski (illness)


G Jermon Bushrod (foot)
DE William Hayes (back)
QB Jay Cutler (concussion)

T Laremy Tunsill (illness)
LB Stephone Anthony (quadriceps)
S Maurice Smith (illness)

RB Senorise Perry (knee)
S Michael Thomas (knee)
DT Ndamukong Suh (not injury related)

Tom Brady: Achilles injury 'nothing to worry about'


Tom Brady: Achilles injury 'nothing to worry about'

FOXBORO — Within 30 seconds of his Friday press conference beginning, Tom Brady was talking about biscuits. That should tell you how small a deal he considers the Achilles tendon issue that kept him out of Wednesday’s practice. 

Brady practiced for the second consecutive day Friday, after which he confirmed that he will be good to go Sunday against the Dolphins. 


“I feel great. Ready to go, so I’ll be excited for Sunday and it feels good to get a little extra treatment,” Brady said. “I’m feeling great this time of year. It will be a fun week. Nothing to worry about.”

After that, Brady spoke about the aforementioned Thanksgiving biscuits of which he posted pictures on Instagram. He said they were good. Rob Gronkowski said he wanted some and that there would be “problems” if Brady didn’t bring any in for him. Everyone got a real kick out of it. 

It’s hard to imagine Brady’s status for Sunday actually being up in the air. He has gone 134 consecutive regular-season games without missing time due to injury. His only absence in that span came in the form of last season’s four-game suspension for Deflategate.