New England Patriots Training Camp: Observations from Day 3 – New England Patriots News

New England Patriots Training Camp: Observations from Day 3 – New England Patriots News

Day 3 of New England Patriots training camp is in the books, we recap all the action.

On Saturday morning, the New England Patriots returned to the practice field for Day 3 of training camp. For the first time since Super Bowl LI, the team donned their pads as they resumed their first series of training camp sessions. The Patriots team Twitter account shared this video of players in pads partaking in drills.

Here’s what we learned from Day 3 of Patriots training camp:

Long snapper Joe Cardona returned to practice Friday, along with wide receivers Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell, per Zack Cox of NESNESPN’s Mike Reiss provided a good explanation as to why Amendola and Mitchell were not present at Friday’s practice, writing:

“Amendola, 31, is at the point of his career where days off every once in a while might be best for him to make it through the duration of a season to be at his best down the homestretch. And Mitchell, who has a history of knee injuries dating back to college that concerned some teams, was managed similarly at times last year.”

Rookie wideout Cody Hollister was absent after suffering an injury during Friday’s session and defensive end Rob Ninkovich missed his third consecutive practice. According to Zack Cox, Hollister, an undrafted rookie, did not return to practice on Friday after suffering an upper body injury. Hollister was likely held out of Saturday’s practice so that he could rest and recover.

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens visited the Patriots training camp session on Saturday. The team shared this video of Stevens taking the field with offensive coordinator Josh…

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