New England Patriots

For their 12th training camp practice – and final practice before the preseason opener – the Patriots headed back inside Gillette Stadium for their second in-stadium session of the summer. With players in shorts and shells, it was a noticeably slower tempo than the previous two days in full pads on the practice field.

The theme of the day, much like the first in-stadium practice, seemed to be procedural. There was an apparent focus on substitutions, personnel groupings, and situational football.

As with most in-stadium practices, there was a focus on special teams as well. Quinn Nordin got a chance to follow up on his 10-of-10 performance last week and was perfect again, albeit with less volume as he went 4-for-4. Jake Bailey and the punt team saw a heavy workload as well.

For more on Tuesday night’s practice and the upcoming preseason opener, check out today’s training camp recap podcast featuring Matt Dolloff.

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