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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: A New England Patriots helmet during the first half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

We’ve got you covered on everything going on as the New England Patriots take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the first of two joint practices on Monday. Scroll down for our rolling list of live updates from reporters in attendance, including videos, practice highlights, and news.

The Patriots and Eagles will practice together on Monday and Tuesday, before squaring off in a preseason contest on Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field.

  • Takeaways

    12:15 p.m.: Reporters in attendance generally described a tough day for both Cam Newton and Mac Jones, with some highlights sprinkled between struggles in team drills against the Eagles defense. Jones seemed to be slightly better than Newton, based on raw numbers and observations during practice.

  • Two-Minute Drill

    12:00 p.m.: Cam Newton got good reviews from reporters watching his 11-on-11 two-minute drill against the Eagles defense, despite throwing an interception at the end of it.

    Mac Jones’ two-minute drill also had its ups and downs. He was the inverse of Newton, struggling before the red zone but finishing the drive with a touchdown to N’Keal Harry.

  • Quarterback Comparison

    11:15 a.m.: Based on the raw numbers, Mac Jones had a slight edge over Cam Newton in competitive team drills against the Eagles defense. According to Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald, Jones was 11-of-13 while Newton was 9-of-14. Both quarterbacks threw near-interceptions.

    According to multiple reports, Jones made a number of good throws to Agholor.

  • Judon Makes Pick-Six In 7-On-7

    11:15 a.m.: Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon made one of the highlight plays of 7-on-7 drills against the Eagles offense, interception quarterback Jalen Hurts and returning it all the way for a “touchdown” – and celebrating with a flip into the end zone. Ja’Whaun Bentley also had an INT against Hurts during this period.

  • Patriots TE Matt LaCosse Leaves After Taking Big Hit

    10:52 a.m.: According to reporters, Patriots tight end Matt LaCosse took a hard hit from Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett in a 1-on-1 drill and left the practice field after being checked by Pats head trainer Jim Whelan.

    Multiple reporters also described the throw from Cam Newton as a dangerous one that led LaCosse into the hard contact with Barnett. Here’s how they described the play…

  • Pats Receivers Beat Eagles Secondary 1-on-1

    10:45 a.m.: Multiple reports indicate that Patriots wide receivers mostly excelled in 1-on-1 drills against the Eagles’ defensive backs. According to Zack Cox, Harry went 5-0 in his charted reps, while Jakobi Meyers went 3-0. However, Nelson Agholor and Gunner Olszewski each had a drop.

    According to Evan Lazar, Agholor had a tough time with dynamic Eagles cornerback Darius Slay.

  • Mac Jones Practicing In Knee Brace

    10:27 a.m.: As you can see in the below tweets from The NFL Network’s Mike Giardi and CLNS Media’s Evan Lazar, Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones is practicing in some sort of light brace on his left knee. Whatever Jones is dealing with, it obviously wasn’t bad enough to sideline him. But the brace is something to note, for now.

  • Footwork Drills

    Reporters in attendance got an up-close look at Patriots offensive players, including the quarterbacks, practicing their footwork in an early drill.

  • Tight Ends Make The Trip

    9:45 a.m.: Patriots tight end Jonnu Smith appears to be absent from officially practicing on Monday, but he did make the trip after appearing to injure his ankle during Sunday’s practice. Hunter Henry, who is dealing with a shoulder injury, is also present, as first reported by ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

    According to NESN’s Zack Cox, Henry is in full pads for the first time since his injury, making him a possibility to return to full participation.

  • Player Arrivals

    9:35 a.m.: Players from the Patriots and Eagles have begun to take the field, with practice set to start around 10.

  • Setting The Scene

    Play-by-play man Bob Socci, the voice of the Patriots on 98.5 The Sports Hub, is present for Monday’s joint practice between the Pats and Eagles. Here’s how it looks approaching the practice complex.