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Notes: Stevan Ridley comfortable stepping up as leader

Patriots running backs James White (28) and running back Stevan Ridley (right) run a drill Saturday.


Ridley said he’s trying to let his actions speak for themselves.

Last year, Tavon Wilson played in 13 games plus both postseason games, but was on the field with the defense in just five, for a total of 22 snaps.

Tavon Wilson worked on mental focus, communication in offseason

Wilson is gunning for a shot at the second starting safety spot.

// Safety Patrick Chung a ‘model citizen’ for Patriots

“Pat’s a true pro,” fellow safety Devin McCourty said. “He comes in every day, he’s ready to work, he understands the defense.”

Nick Caserio, director of player personnel, said the Patriots value James Develin’s ability to line up at fullback, tight end and at other spots in offensive formations.

James Develin adds versatility to Patriots’ backfield

Develin said he doesn’t want to get complacent during training camp.

Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) threw three interceptions during Saturday’s practice.

Patriots looking at how Jimmy Garoppolo fixes mistakes

New England’s director of player personnel met with reporters before Sunday’s practice.

Tom Brady will turn 37 during training camp this season, his 15th with the Patriots.

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Ben Volin | On football

Staying healthy ultimate goal for Patriots in camp

The goals for training camp are simple: Get in shape and don’t get hurt.

Greg Hardy spent some time with the fans after Panthers practice in Spartanburg, S.C.

nfl notebook

Panthers’ Greg Hardy regrets being a distraction to team

The frachise player is appealing his conviction on domestic violence charges.

Ravens running back Ray Rice had plenty of help when he met with Roger Goodell.

Sunday Football Notes

Punishment wasn’t enough for Ravens’ Ray Rice

The NFL should worry less about selling pink jerseys in October and more about making an example out of domestic violence offenders.

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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