Tom Brady: ‘No days off for the quarterback’

Brady said he considers it his job to set a good example for other Patriots players in how they approach practice.

Ben Volin | Practice Report

Bill Belichick takes it easy on Patriots Thursday

Belichick is smart enough to know that not every day of camp needs to be full-tilt. So Thursday’s practice was a bit lighter.

Matthew Slater spoke after his first practice on Thursday.

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Matthew Slater happy to be back at Patriots practice

Slater, active for the first time this training camp, said it was “a joy to be back on the field with my teammates.”

Contrite Ray Rice: Actions ‘totally inexcusable’

Rice said his actions when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his then-fiancee are ‘‘something I have to live with for the rest of my life.’’

Kenbrell Thompkins impressing in Patriots camp

In his second season, the receiver is playing with a new level of confidence and impressing his teammates - and coaches.

Upcoming Patriots schedule

July 24: Training camp begins; first public practice
Aug. 7: New England at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 15: Philadelphia at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 22: Carolina at New England, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 28: New England at NY Giants, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 7: Regular season begins - New England at Miami, 1 p.m.
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