New England Patriots

New England Patriots

New England Patriots

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  • In what is likely their final competitive training camp practice of the summer (pending a potential one-off session on Monday), the Patriots took the field in Las Vegas Wednesday morning for their second of two joint practices against the Raiders. Here’s highlights and analysis from those in Nevada…

  • Taking attendance

    Harvey Langi remains the only unexplained absence at camp. Kristian Wilkerson and Tyquan Thornton are both dealing with injuries.

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  • A strong start for the offensive line

    After struggling on Tuesday, the Patriots’ offensive linemen got things started on a positive note Wednesday. The pass rush duo of Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones is one of the best in football, so those are big wins for Isaiah Wynn and Trent Brown. Wynn and Brown have both been under the microscope recently – Wynn after missing a week and a half of practice and potential trade talks, and Brown after what was reported to be a disciplinary benching Friday night.

  • Jalen Mills bouncing back

    Tuesday was arguably Jalen Mills’ worst day of camp. That’s not entirely surprising as he’s tasked with guarding one of the truly elite outside receivers in the game in Davante Adams. It looks like he’s off to a better start Wednesday.

  • Video of Mills’ rep against Adams

  • Checking in on the other corners

    Myles Bryant is currently battling with rookie Marcus Jones for the starting slot cornerback role, assuming Jonathan Jones continues playing on the boundary. This was a rough drill for him.

  • Offense getting back on the same page?

    The first team drill of the day featured a 7-on-7’s period. Kendrick Bourne was back with the first unit, as was Damien Harris.

  • Davante Adams takes over 7-on-7’s

    After struggling in 1-on-1’s, Davante Adams once again gave the Patriots’ cornerbacks issues in the first team drill. Terrance Mitchell won the lone rep against him. Mitchell had been seeing less first team reps since the start of camp, with Jonathan Jones moving to the boundary.

  • Back-and-forth first 11-on-11 period

    The Patriots’ defense won its first full team drill, in terms of snaps won. However, the Raiders were able to break off a few big plays as well.

  • Back to square one for the offense

    Another tough 11-on-11 period for the Patriots offense. Once again, they struggle to protect Mac Jones.

  • Players leaving practice

    A handful of the Patriots’ starters appear to have left practice early. Yesterday, players left then returned due to the significant heat. Herron filling in for Wynn at right tackle stands out – that had been Yodny Cajuste when Wynn was out the last week and a half, and Cajuste had performed well.

  • Play of the day

  • Agholor and Wynn return

    As mentioned above, the heat has caused players to periodically come off the field during practice. That may be the case here.

  • Progress for the offense

    The Patriots’ offense built some momentum during their second drive. However, it still ended in a sack.

  • Patriots reach the end zone

    Now working against the clock, the Patriots’ offense had more success. That included their first trip to the end zone of the day.

  • Meyers finds the end zone again

    It’s been a strong finish to practice for the Patriots’ offense. They’re ending things on a high note.

  • Patriots end on a high note

    That’s a wrap on Patriots joint practices with the Raiders. Next up is the preseason finale on Friday.

  • Mac Jones’ numbers

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