New England Patriots

New England Patriots

  • On Wednesday, the Patriots held their final training camp practice of the summer. Their Week 1 opponent, the Miami Dolphins, were set to wrap up their training camp schedule on Thursday (given their final preseason game is a day later than the Patriots’ finale). However, that didn’t happen.

    Thursday morning, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported the Dolphins had canceled the session because they are dealing with a “stomach bug.” According to Garafolo, players were “vomiting overnight.” He added that while some believed they had food poisoning, the team “cross-checked what players have eaten and [didn’t] see a common thread.”

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  • While Miami canceled Thursday’s joint practice, there are “no concerns at this point” about their ability to play Saturday’s preseason finale. With the Dolphins unavailable, the Eagles held their own practice at the Dolphins facility.

    If the Dolphins are fine to play on Saturday, they should be good to go for the season opener against the Patriots in 17 days. But if this bug is severe enough to cancel practice, it’s certainly worth noting in the leadup to the game.

    In other news that could add an interesting angle to the Week 1 matchup, the Dolphins hosted former Patriots edge rusher Trey Flowers for a workout on Wednesday. Flowers was released by the Lions back in the spring, and at the time a reunion in New England seemed to make sense. If the Dolphins liked what they saw at his workout, he could end up back in the AFC East, but not with the Patriots.

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