In The Red Zone

Saturday was the final day of Patriots training camp and tomorrow the team will revert to a regular weekly schedule for the last two weeks of the preseason as they ramp up for their Week 1 match up in Miami against the Dolphins on Monday Night Football.

Owner Robert Kraft was at practice today and he once again mingled with the players and staff.  He was seen talking with Albert Haynesworth towards the end of the session.

Haynesworth, who made an appearance at the light walk through like practice, did not participate in any drills or conditioning runs.  He spent much of the time standing with head coach Bill Belichick who said after practice that the defensive lineman remains “day to day.  He’s been day to day, he’s still day to day.  When he’s ready, he’ll be out there.”

DL Shaun Ellis also watched practice today and participated in the stretching and running.  Belichick said he is officially off the PUP list and eligible to practice with the team.  After the session, Ellis said he felt good and there wasn’t anything that took him by surprise saying, “ I was born into this family with (Bill) Parcells and being drafted by him, going through that period my rookie year, and then going through it with (Eric) Mangini.”

Also dressed and on the field for the last training camp session were Julian Edelman, Brandon Tate and James Sanders.

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There is no update on the status of RB Danny Woodhead or LB Dane Fletcher, both sustained injuries during Thursday’s game in Tampa Bay.  Fletcher hurt his thumb on the second play of the game and did not return.  Woodhead got popped while covering a Zoltan Mesko punt in the 4th quarter and appears to have suffered a head injury; he did not return either.

It is being reported that DB Bret Lockett who was carted off the field on Thursday night has a torn groin and abdomen and is done for the season and will be placed on IR.  This is similar to the injury Nomar Garciaparra suffered with the Cubs in 2005.

Among those not seen on the field were rookie RB Stevan Ridley, rookie RB Shane Vereen, WR Taylor Price, CB Leigh Bodden, CB Darius Butler, LB Brandon Spikes, LB Jermaine Cunningham, DL Ron Brace and DE Mike Wright.

RB Kevin Faulk and rookie CB Ras-I Dowling were observers.

As we noted in earlier posts in the last 24 hours the team has signed former New York Jets S James Ihedigbo and former Oakland Raiders LB Ricky Brown.  Both players were at practice on Saturday.

The Patriots were one of 17 teams watching former Ohio State QB Terrell Pryor work out at his pro day today at a Pittsburgh PA area high school.  The other teams were reportedly Pittsburgh, Washington, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Dallas, San Diego, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Oakland, Miami, Cincinnati, Buffalo, Kansas City and San Francisco.  Also present were Colts president Jim Irsay, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel.

The teams that have been rumored to have interest in Pryor are Oakland, Buffalo, Miami and Cincinnati.

With the closing of training camp there will no longer be an practice sessions open to the public.

The team has tomorrow off and the players return for a regular week on Monday.  Sox & Dawgs thanks you for following us during training camp and we will have a more regular weekly schedule for Patriots information.

As of now the plan is to publish an “In The Red Zone” feature with lots of notes and links those will generally run on Tuesday.

On Friday we will publish our information packed game preview.  The game previews include team breakdowns, depth charts, rosters, injury reports and game notes for the Patriots and their opponent.  It also has the Vegas line, a getting to the game section, a tailgating section, how to find tickets, radio and television broadcast information and the history of the series between the two teams.

Then following each game we will have a game report that includes a look at the game, the stats, a game recap from the mainstream media, turning point of the game, defensive and offensive players of the game and lots of game notes.

Plus during the week we will also have any breaking news regarding the team as it happens.

Ian and I hope you enjoy the Patriots season and that you get your information here from us at Sox & Dawgs.

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