New England Patriots

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 18: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots walks onto the field as his team warms up before a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders defeated the Patriots 30-24. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Thursday was supposed to be the first day outside eyes got a look at the 2023 Patriots. As it turns out though, we’re going to have to wait a little longer.

Originally, Thursday’s OTA practice – the third of the spring for the Patriots – was supposed to be open to the media. However, the team announced Wednesday that practice has been canceled.

  • Instead the first session of media availability will come at the team’s next practice, which is now set for May 31. The rest of the media availability has been altered as well. Originally, practices were supposed to be open on June 2 and 8 – now June 6 is the only other open practice.

    Closed practices will still take place on June 2, 5, 8, and 9. It appears, based on the schedule released by the team, that a May 30 session scheduled to be closed to the media was also canceled.

    The team will also hold mandatory Minicamp June 12-14. All three of those sessions will be open to the media. For more on Patriots spring practices, check out our preview here.

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