By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Check below for updates from the second joint practice between the Patriots and Lions in Detroit. As the tweets rolled in from Patriots beat reporters in attendance, we relayed them to you all in one place.
Monday’s session featured more big plays from the Pats’ rookie receivers. The intensity ramped up on Tuesday, to the point that it actually led to some scuffles.
Read below for a full recap of tweets from camp…
— Practice has ended and the Patriots are doing their customary post-practice hill runs. Brady went 12-for-21 with an interception in competitive team drills, per Jeff Howe. He did, however, hit Braxton Berrios and Phillip Dorsett for touchdowns in competitive periods.
Sluggish day for the offense. Brady was 12 of 21 with his first interception of camp.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) August 6, 2019
Harry continued to get his leg stretched out after returning to team drills. He’s running the hill now with teammates but is going at a slower pace.
Phillip Dorsett just hauled in a bomb down the right sideline for a touchdown. Tom Brady...psyched. Chases him down to celebrate. Couldn’t connect on their previous attempt. Same route.— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) August 6, 2019
Good execution in a late-game, down-four-points, gotta-score situation.
Red zone slant to Berrios for a TD from Brady. Brady gives him some love. #Patriots— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) August 6, 2019
— Harry returned to practice after spending some time working on his leg on the sideline with trainer Jim Whalen. He went back in and did some blocking drills, and also got testy with a fellow rookie, Lions CB Amani Oruwariye.
N’Keal Harry grabbed at the back of his right leg and spent some time with trainer Jim Whalen. After sitting out a while — jogging, trying to loosen it up — he worked his way back onto the field for 11-on-11 work and blocked. Haven’t seen him run a route since tweaking his leg.— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) August 6, 2019
Harry started to mix it up with Lions CB Amani Oruwarive. Both players were separated after pushing each other— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) August 6, 2019
— Fight fight fight! Patriots OL James Ferentz and Lions DT P.J. Johnson (not Kevin Strong, as was reported) apparently weren’t thrilled with each other and it caused a brief fracas. This stuff tends to happen in these joint practices.
Lions DT Kevin Strong has been booted from practice. Believe he took exception to a prolonged Ferentz block. https://t.co/kthdI1gVMi— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 6, 2019
— Harry appears to be shaken up, according to multiple reports. He’s working with a trainer after limping off the field. Multiple reports indicate a right hamstring issue.
N'Keal Harry is hurting. Limping around while trainer Jim Whalen checks him out.— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 6, 2019
— Apparently, Harry made yet another highlight reel catch. This can’t be stressed enough: Harry’s talent is undeniable. His goal is to understand the offense and earn Brady’s trust as quickly as possible. But he will definitely make some circus catches as a rookie.
Five minutes later, Harry goes full Jermaine Kearse on a throw from Hoyer. Seems like every catch he makes is highlight-reel worthy. https://t.co/MpVqqyd8Vk— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 6, 2019
— N’Keal Harry has made his daily circus catch. Reports say he leaped in the air and snagged the ball with one hand on a throw from Jarrett Stidham.
N'Keal Harry just made a one-handed touchdown catch in tight coverage on a throw by Jarrett Stidham. Catch of the day thus far.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) August 6, 2019
Today in crazy N'Keal Harry receptions: He just elevated to haul in a one-handed touchdown catch from Jarrett Stidham in tight coverage. This is becoming a daily occurrence.— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 6, 2019
— Sounds like Chase Winovich wants to put on a show for his family and the Michigan fans in attendance.
Winovich has been a menace in 1-on-1s. Seems to have one flash play per day. https://t.co/njlKAJmAhk— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 6, 2019
— Patrick Chung update: The safety arrived late to practice in a red non-contact jersey.
Scratch that, Chung actually is practicing. He just arrived in his red non-contact jersey. https://t.co/VqCogN3MFT— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 6, 2019
— The Patriots’ first team-offense in an early walkthrough includes Jakobi Meyers and Phillip Dorsett at wide receiver, Sony Michel at running back, Matt LaCosse at tight end, and Dan Skipper at left tackle.
First-team offense in a walk-through portion:— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) August 6, 2019
— A quick video of the early stretching period for both teams, via Jim McBride of the Boston Globe:
It’s Day 2 in Detroit and Day 10 of training camp. Bill Belichick called the first day of joint practices “very productive ... the Lions gave us problems in a lot areas.” #Patriots pic.twitter.com/7YqBnax2GT— Jim McBride (@globejimmcbride) August 6, 2019
— With practice taking place in Michigan, the family of rookie DE Chase Winovich is in attendance, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.
One of the nice parts about Patriots-Lions joint practices in Allen Park, Michigan is that it is close by for family members of players, such as rookie Chase Winovich (Michigan). pic.twitter.com/mLQ6hha9aB— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 6, 2019
— Your injury report, via Doug Kyed of NESN: Rex Burkhead, Patrick Chung, Julian Edelman, and Demaryius Thomas are present but not in uniform; OT Yodny Cajuste, S Nate Ebner, TE Lance Kendricks, WR Cameron Meredith, and CB Ken Webster are absent. All of them are either on the physically unable to perform (PUP) or non-football injury (NFI) lists.
No surprises as far as Patriots practice attendance. Chung, Edelman (NFI), Burkhead and Thomas (PUP) are here but not in uniform.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) August 6, 2019
Webster (PUP), Cajuste (NFI), Kendricks, Ebner (PUP) and Meredith (PUP) are absent.
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