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Monday’s Patriots practice report: Not a great day for the receivers

Tight end Will Tye caught this pass, but others were dropped.jessica rinaldi/globe staff


■   RT Marcus Cannon, RBs Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead, WR Matthew Slater, and LB Harvey Langi were not spotted.

■  WRs Kenny Britt and Cordarrelle Paterson, CBs Ryan Lewis and Duke Dawson, and DE Trey Flowers split their time between the regular fields (during individual drills) and the condition field (during full-team work). This was the first time Patterson could be lumped in with the “limited” participants.

NEW INJURIES: RB Jeremy Hill slowed up and was favoring his right leg after a handoff. He never left the field but didn’t take another snap. LG Joe Thuney had a minor belly issue but never missed a beat after upchucking a couple of times.


DRESS CODE: Full pads.


■   J.C. Jackson: The rookie corner intercepted an underthrown Tom Brady ball in the end zone, punched the ball out of Chris Hogan’s hands after a reception, and broke up a Brian Hoyer pass intended for Phillip Dorsett.

Jason McCourty: The veteran corner and birthday boy got some run with the first-team defense opposite Stephon Gilmore and acquitted himself quite nicely. He had a pick over Dorsett during one-on-ones.

■   Brandon Bolden: Often overlooked in the running back competition, the man in the gold-soled cleats took a ton of handoffs and caught a few passes. He still has plenty of pep in his step.


■   Eric Decker: The veteran receiver had three drops on the day but rallied with a couple of nice plays late in the session.

■   Ted Karras: The affable guard lost back-to-back one-on-one trench battles against Adam Butler (who turnstiled him) and then to rookie Trent Harris.

■   Vincent Valentine and John Atkins: The defensive line pair ran perhaps the slowest penalty lap in camp history after losing a battle during a combo block drill.


The numbers are a little skewed here, as pass catchers dropped 10 balls on the day, with the foggy and wet conditions no doubt contributing to that. Brady completed 15 of 28 passes with an interception. After one poorly thrown high ball to James White, Brady requested the ball back and promptly punted it over the end zone bleachers. Hoyer completed 12 of 19 and was victimized by three straight drops in one stretch (Paul Turner, White, Will Tye). Slow work day for rookie Danny Etling, who went a perfect 4 for 4.



Dorsett had two picks against him, Decker dropped three balls, and Devin Lucien dropped a pair, yet they’re still miles ahead of Britt at this point, as the veteran continues to be limited in practice as he recovers from a nagging hamstring injury.


■   Hogan shook Gilmore and hauled in a deep pass from Brady during one-on-ones. A fan then yelled “7-11, baby!” — a nod to the nickname Hogan earned in Miami for always being open.

■  Julian Edelman froze rookie Keion Crossen during the one-on-ones and hauled in a deep Brady pass over middle.

■   Edelman got a step on Eric Rowe and hauled in a deep sideline pass from Brady during an early 11-on-11 period.

■   Geneo Grissom broke up a Brady pass to James White and let out a thunderous celebratory holler.

■   Valentine flashed a nice swim move to beat Matt Tobin in the trench drill.

■   Lawrence Guy continued his strong camp and obliterated Shaq Mason and Thuney on back-to-back snaps in his trench warfare.

■   Patrick Chung swooped in and broke up a Brady pass intended for Rob Gronkowski.


■   Braxton Berrios made an all-out diving catch of a Hoyer pass.

■   Brady dropped a beautiful dime into White’s hands (with Ja’Whaun Bentley in coverage) on a wheel route.


■   Flowers spent a good deal of time working on hand placement with martial arts experts Joe Kim.

■   Top pick Isaiah Wynn got some work at right tackle for the second straight day.

■   Jonathan Jones continues to ramp up his activities as recovers from a leg injury suffered in the postseason. He got some work at slot corner with the top unit.

■   Robert Kraft spent some time talking with Ernie Adams late in the session as the two watched Etling throw passes to young pass catchers Berrios, Lucien, Ralph Webb, and Ryan Izzo.


Tuesday: Practice, 1 p.m. This is the final training camp session open to the public.

Wednesday: No practice.

Thursday: Preseason Game No. 2 vs. Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

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Jim McBride can be reached at james.mcbride@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @globejimmcbride.