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Patriots announce they will start training camp on July 26th

Patriots announce they will start training camp on July 26th

The New England Patriots announced Thursday they will officially begin their 59th annual training camp on Thursday, July 26th. 

Exact times of the practices will be updated on the team's website, and the practices are free to the public as they will take place on the fields behind Gillette Stadium. 

New England is coming off a Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and an MVP season from Tom Brady. Following all the drama from Brady and Rob Gronkowski's absence from voluntary workouts, the Patriots must be looking forward to getting on the practice field to possbily head toward a sixth championship. 

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NFL Odds: Updated Super Bowl LIV odds after Drew Brees injury, Patriots improve to 2-0

NFL Odds: Updated Super Bowl LIV odds after Drew Brees injury, Patriots improve to 2-0

With Week 2 of the 2019 regular season in the books, here's a look at the updated Super Bowl LIV odds following Drew Brees' injury and another dominant showing from the Patriots. 

Compared to last week, the Saints fell from third-best odds at 10/1 to tied for seventh at 20/1. Losing Drew Brees for six weeks to a thumb injury would do that to any team. The Rams jumped up to third behind the Patriots and Chiefs after a convincing win over New Orleans in Week 2. 

Other notable drops include the Steelers going from 30/1 to 200/1 after starting the year 0-2 and losing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the season, and the Raiders dropping from 80/1 to 300/1. The Dolphins' odds from last week (10,000/1) somehow grew steeper at 20,000/1. They lost their first two games by an average of 46 points. 

The Patriots still hold the top spot in these odds, which shouldn't surprise anyone considering the fact that they've scored 38 points per game and have only given up three points so far this season. 

New England will host the Jets in Week 3, who might not have Sam Darnold in that game thanks to a case of mono, so there probably won't be any change in who the Super Bowl favorite is until at least Week 4. 

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Phil Perry's Report Card: Patriots D gets straight A's vs. Dolphins

Phil Perry's Report Card: Patriots D gets straight A's vs. Dolphins

Expectations already were sky-high for the Patriots' defense heading into Sunday's matchup vs. the lowly Dolphins, and they still managed to exceed them to the tune of seven sacks, four interceptions (two pick-sixes) and zero points allowed.

Sunday also marked Antonio Brown's much-anticipated Patriots debut, and the star wide receiver didn't waste any time connecting for a touchdown with Tom Brady. The rest of the offense, while far from perfect, was rock-solid.

Here's how each position graded out in the 43-0 victory. . .

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