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Ex-Giants coach McAdoo: Nate Solder not 'a very good player'

Ex-Giants coach McAdoo: Nate Solder not 'a very good player'

Former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo may not be donning the headset and his abnormally large clipboard anymore, but that didn’t stop him from commenting on the team’s new left tackle.

McAdoo, who was fired after a 2-10 start in the 2017 season, addressed a number of topics in an interview with The New York Post, including Nate Solder, who’s free-agent pact with the Giants made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league

“I don’t think he’s a very good player,” McAdoo said. “But I think it will help them in a lot of ways where they needed help in that room in the past and they haven’t had anyone to do that.”

While Solder’s high price tag certainly carries some risk, he is undoubtedly an upgrade to an offensive line that Pro Football Focus ranked as the 7th worst in the league in 2017.

Solder, New England’s first-round pick in 2011, played seven seasons with the Patriots before signing with New York and protected Tom Brady’s blindside in three Super Bowls.

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Patriots training camp schedule 2019: New practice dates added at Gillette Stadium

Patriots training camp schedule 2019: New practice dates added at Gillette Stadium

The New England Patriots added new dates for their 2019 training camp practices at Gillette Stadium next week.

Here's a look at the full camp schedule for the defending Super Bowl champions. The new dates announced Friday are July 28, July 31 and Aug. 1.

Thursday, July 25
Gates open at 8 a.m. ET
Practice begins at approximately 9:15 a.m.

Friday, July 26
Gates open at 8 a.m. ET
Practice begins at approximately 9:15 a.m.

Saturday, July 27
Gates open at 8 a.m. ET
Practice begins at approximately 9:15 a.m.

July 28
Time TBA

July 29
Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

July 30
No practice

July 31
Time TBA

August 1
Time TBA

All training camp practices are free and open to the public. 

The Patriots begin their preseason schedule Aug. 8 against the Detroit Lions. New England's regular season opener is Sept. 8 at home versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pats will unveil their new Super Bowl LIII banner before playing the Steelers in Week 1.

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