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FOXBORO -- The Patriots were back in full pads for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday. It was their seventh padded practice in eight days. The sun was out to start but about an hour into the session, the heavens opened. 

Here's what we saw...

ATTENDANCE
* The Patriots got several players back at practice on Saturday. Danny Amendola competed in team periods for the first time since practice No. 1. Duron Harmon was back on the field after dealing with a minor leg issue. Joe Thuney returned less than 24 hours after leaving halfway through Friday's practice. 

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* On the lower field to do some rehab and conditioning were Nate Solder, Malcolm Mitchell, Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee and David Jones. 

NOTEWORTHY MOMENTS
* Rob Gronkowski looked positively explosive getting out of his stance during one 11-on-11 rep. The only problem? He had sprinted about 10 yards before he realized he had false started. he was quickly sent off for a lap. 

* Dwayne Allen made one of the better catches of the afternoon. Tom Brady threw one to him down the seam that was slightly behind him (and away from safety Patrick Chung). Allen twisted his hips and made the grab before falling to the turf. 

* That catch was topped by Devin Lucien later in the session who made a leaping catch of a Jimmy Garoppolo pass down the middle of the field with Cyrus Jones and Nate Ebner close in coverage. 

 

* Jonathan Jones made one of the better defensive plays of the day, tracking down DJ Foster after losing a step on Foster's wheel route. His makeup speed allowed him to get his hands on Jacoby Brissett's pass at the last minute and bat it away. Moments later, Jones muffed a free kick from Ryan Allen. 

* Rookie defensive end Derek Rivers has had a good amount of experience moving around the defensive line thus far in camp. He has played on the outside, both with a hand in the dirt and in a two-point stance. On Saturday he continued a recent trend of playing some three-technique (over the outside shoulder of the guard) in pass-rush situations. The Patriots have made frequent use of their ends on the interior in sub situations over the course of the last few seasons. 

* David Harris and Trevor Bates both made nice plays from the middle linebacker spot to stop runs in 11-on-11 periods early in practice. 

11-ON-11
* Brandon Bolden run.
* Gronkowski false start. Lap.
* Brady complete to Allen up the field. 
* Bolden run. 
* Bolden run. 
* Bolden run. 

* Daniels run.
* Daniels run. 
* Garoppolo complete to Foster. 
* Daniels run. 
* Daniels run. 
* Daniels run. 

* White run. 
* White run. 
* Lewis run. 
* Lewis run. 
* Bolden run. 
* Bolden run. 
* Lewis run. 

* Brady complete to Lewis. Pressure up the gut from Lawrence Guy working alongside Deatrich Wise.
* Lewis run. Good push from Cannon and Mason on Wise and Guy. 

* Garoppolo complete to Bolden. 
* Foster run. Good penetration by Harris. 
* Foster run. Good push from Rowe on the edge to turn Foster back inside.

* Brissett incomplete to Washington with Rowe in coverage. 
* Daniels run. 
* Brissett complete to Lucien over the middle. Nice ball with Coleman in coverage.

* Bolden run.
* Bolden run. 
* Lewis run.
* Lewis run. 
* Bolden run at the goal line. Followed Develin in.
* Bolden run at the goal line. Followed Develin in. 

* Daniels run. Thompson gets a pretty good push off the edge. 

* Brady complete to Edelman, who looks unafraid to cut after the catch. 
* Daniels run. 

* Garoppolo complete to Amendola in the flat. 
* Garoppolo complete to Hogan, but he would've been sacked by Flowers. Flowers worked inside after disengaging from Garcia. 
* Garoppolo complete to Lewis. 
* Garoppolo incomplete for Cotton. Ball was dropped. Roberts in coverage. 

* Brissett complete to KJ Maye. 
* Brissett incomplete for Foster down the sideline. Foster was open, but Jonathan Jones recovered well while the ball was in the air to break it up. 

HURRY-UP
* Brady complete to White.
* Brady incomplete to Edelman. 
* Bolden run. 
* Brady complete to Edelman.
* Brady complete to White. 
* Brady incomplete for Edelman. Flowers in the backfield, Brady couldn't find anyone.
* Brady incomplete for Hogan. Wise gets his arms up in the passing lane to make things tough.
* Brady incomplete for Cooks. Pass looked overthrown, but Cooks wanted a pass interference call on Gilmore. 

 

* Garoppolo complete to Amendola. 
* Garoppolo complete to Devin Lucien. Maybe the catch of the day. Cyrus Jones and Nate Ebner were in coverage. 
* Ferentz makes a poor shotgun snap. Garoppolo falls on it. 
* Garoppolo intercepted by Ebner deep down the field. Wobbly ball that hung up in the air. 

ALTERNATING REPS BETWEEN BRADY, GAROPPOLO
* Brady incomplete for White. Pass broken up by Kyle Van Noy. Butler a little shaken up. 
* Garoppolo incomplete for Washington. McCourty broke it up. Another wobbler. 
* Brady incomplete for Hogan. Jonathan Jones broke it up. 
* Garoppolo complete to Foster over the middle. 
* Brady complete to Hogan. 
* Brady complete to White. 

* Foster run. 
* Garoppolo complete to Allen. 

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