New England Patriots

The New England Patriots take the field for practice during mandatory minicamp on Monday, June 14, 2021. (Alex Barth/98.5 The Sports Hub)

In another small step toward the normalcy that football fans have craved since 2019, reporters were allowed to get closer to Patriots players as they took the field for mandatory minicamp on Monday in Foxborough.

Here’s the first look at the Pats getting on the practice field next to Gillette Stadium, thanks to Alex Barth of 98.5 The Sports Hub. Scroll down for a video of quarterback Cam Newton taking the field, followed by photos of Dont’a Hightower, David Andrews, Nick Folk, Isaiah Wynn, Shaq Mason, Jarrett Stidham, and many others.

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