Zolak & Bertrand typically like to run through the latest tweets from Gillette Stadium during Patriots minicamp and training camp. But what about OTAs?
The first day of full media availability in Foxboro took place on Tuesday, and plenty of live updates rolled through on Twitter. So for the first edition of “Tweets From OTAs,” the guys had to re-tool the jingle on the fly.
Listen above for Zo & Beetle’s top Twitter highlights from the second day of phase three of Patriots OTAs, and you can check out those and other updates below.
Undrafted rookie cornerback Keion Crossen turned heads with his play. Fellow rookie corner Ryan Lewis also impressed.
Observations from practice, Part I:— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) May 22, 2018
* Rookie CB Keion Crossen had the play of the day: Leaping end-zone INT in coverage on James White (Brian Hoyer as QB). Big ups.
* Keep an eye on first-year CB Ryan Lewis. Lots of quality reps/ball disruption playing opposite Stephon Gilmore.
Rookie CB Keion Crossen had a hell of a practice. QBs were 0 of 5 while targeting him. Crossen had a leaping INT in the end zone and two pass breakups.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) May 22, 2018
Saw some standout plays by Patriots cornerbacks Ryan Lewis, Keion Crossen and Duke Dawson. Lewis was getting some starting reps.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) May 22, 2018
Rookie CB Keion Crossen had an interception and two pass breakups today Strong day for him. UDFA J.C. Jackson also had a PBU.— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) May 22, 2018
Adrian Clayborn showing no ill effects of his minor quad injury … and Cordarrelle Patterson the tight end?
Observations from practice, Part II:— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) May 22, 2018
* Cordarrelle Patterson’s size stands out. Looks like he could line up with TEs.
* Adrian Clayborn — no issues with quad. Get-off at RDE shows up.
* Conditioning on hills finishes things up.
Julian Edelman didn’t participate in team drills and was limited overall, despite looking good in individual drills.
Julian Edelman was limited in practice. He caught punts but wasn't involved in team drills.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) May 22, 2018
Dont’a Hightower, Trey Flowers, and others were also among the players absent from practice.
Pats OTA is over. Absent: Brady, Gronk, Hightower, Trey Flowers, Mitchell, David Jones, Jon Jones, Bolden, Thuney, Cody Hollister.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) May 22, 2018
Conditioning field: Cyrus Jones, Ebner, Cannon, John, Malcom Brown, Wynn.
Edelman participated in half the practice then went to conditioning.
Edelman, Nate Ebner, and Derek Rivers – all recovering from torn ACLs – made their first public practice appearances of the season.
Good to see the yellow t-shirt and red gloves back on the @Patriots practice field today. Along with Nate Ebner (43) and Derek Rivers, Julian Edelman (11) was moving well coming off the long road to recovery from a torn ACL. pic.twitter.com/7taoebio2W— Bob Socci (@BobSocci) May 22, 2018
Defensive tackle Vincent Valentine, who missed the whole 2017 season with a knee injury, worked in part with the starters.
Valentine got a lot of work with the starters today. Can’t really evaluate linemen this time of year, but he came on strong last August before the knee injury. I’d expect more of the same this summer. https://t.co/C90OipNoIB— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) May 22, 2018
QB Danny Etling looked “decent” for a rookie third-stringer, but needs to prove he can perform under pressure.
Danny Etling had a decent day for a rookie QB. His mechanics look better. His biggest knock is throwing under pressure, however, and there was obviously not pressure.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) May 22, 2018
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