New England Patriots

Sep 23, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions linebacker Eli Harold (57) sacks New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

By Matt Dolloff,

Full disclosure: I am not in Detroit this week. But plenty of great Patriots reporters are, so I’m here to collect their great reporting for one place. Just wanted to be up front about that, here.

Check below for live Twitter updates from the Patriots and Lions’ joint practice at the practice areas by Ford Field. There should be plenty of highlights from competitive drills between the two teams, who square off in preseason action on Thursday.

Live Updates

— Rookie DE Chase Winovich is turning heads in competitive drills against the Lions offensive line.

— Sign of the apocalypse: Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore allowed a catch. Lions QB Matthew Stafford connected with ex-Patriots receiver Danny Amendola. Gilmore had yet to allow a catch in competitive drills before that.

— Patriots rookie punter Jake Bailey boomed a kick that hung in the air for a good 5.09 seconds. His power is undeniable. The question for him is consistency and putting more touch on the ball in certain situations. He still has a good chance to win the job, considering how strongly the Patriots targeted him in the draft.

— Patriots rookie CB D’Angelo Ross got beat by Lions first-round rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson. Ross had been turning heads with some strong performances in Foxboro. Little humble pie for the undrafted corner out of New Mexico.

— Notable personnel in Patriots’ first-team reps in 11-on-11 drills: left tackle Dan Skipper, running back Sony Michel, tight end Matt LaCosse.

— In competitive 1-on-1s between Patriots receivers and Lions cornerbacks, Harry and Meyers won their first reps.

Reunited and it feeels so goood.

— So about Jakobi Meyers returning kicks…

— Tackle Isaiah Wynn is sitting out competitive 1-on-1 drills. It continues to be a slow build for the second-year pro out of Georgia, who still projects to become the starting left tackle at some point.

— Not cool, Lions.

— Undrafted rookie WR Jakobi Meyers participated in punt return drills as a returner along with N’Keal Harry, Braxton Berrios, and Gunner Olszewski. This is a new development for Meyers, who has been the definition of “getting better every day” in camp.

— Safety Patrick Chung not spotted at practice, per multiple reports. He had been practicing in a red non-contact jersey. Also notably absent is former Patriot Trey Flowers, who is on PUP and won’t be able to practice against his former team on Monday.

— Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas put in some intense work before practice began. He has yet to participate in practice.

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