Sunday's practice](/node/47966) turned out to be an easier one for the Patriots star quarterback, Tom Brady. PFW's Andy Hart says that Brady stepped back his reps a bit, which in turn allowed the younger quarterbacks to get more action in Day 4. According to Jackie Brittain and Bob Socci, Ryan Mallett took full advantage of the extra opportunities and played well. While the team took Monday off from practice, Andy Hart recaped his four biggest observations from the first four days of camp.
On Tuesday morning, the players took to the field for Day 5 of training camp on a beautiful day at Gillette Stadium. Julian Edelman was the star of the day making numerous acrobatic catches. After practice, Tommy Kelly, Rob Gronkowski, and a few others addressed the media. Kelly says he's just happy to be back while Gronk talked about his rehab progression.
Wednesday's practice was a physical one with Brandon Browner and Kenbrell Thompkins getting into a scuffle at one point. Jackie Brittain and Bob Socci discussed the high intensity in their Day 6 training camp recap. Before leaving the field, a handful of players spoke with the media about the tension during practice; hear what they had to say in Wednesday's "Press Pass" segment. For more on Day 6 of camp, check out Paul Perillo's blogservations.
Matthew Slater made his return to the practice field on Thursday after spending the entire offseason on the sideline while recovering from an undisclosed injury. Slater met with the media after practice and talked about how it felt to be back on the field with his teammates. Day 7 of camp was significantly less intense compared to Wednesday's very physical practice, but even still, the defense once again seemed to get the better of the offense. Tom Brady talked about the competition between the offense and the defense during his post-practice interview. Jackie Brittain also got a chance to speak with Danny Amendola one-on-one and they talked about how he's felt so far in camp.
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Here is a full breakdown of our coverage from this week:
ARTICLES & BLOGS
Patriots release first-year WR Orton; sign two free agents
Patriots training camp schedule for week of July 28 announced
Caserio 7/27: "We're all excited about the season"
Brady rests, line mixes it up and other Patriots Day 4 camp blogservations
Edelman happy to return; Develin getting it done; Sunday camp notes
Patriots, Public Safety Officials Throw Danny Nickerson a Surprise Birthday Party Unlike Any Other
Fans travel from near and far to catch start of Patriots training camp
Smith eager for fresh start with Patriots
Law to be inducted into Patriots Hall of Fame in public ceremony on Friday, August 1
4 blogservations after 4 days of Patriots camp
Law @Patriots twitter takeover recap
Patriots claim rookie RB Gaffney off waivers; release LB Hull
Making the team: Eduring the journey to relevancy
Ask PFW: Camp Observations
News Blitz 7/29: Dobson's surgery required a permanent screw
Belichick 7/29: "This will be a week for us to get into situational football"
Kelly happy to be back; Tuesday notebookEdelman shining, Hall of Fame drill and more from Patriots Day 5 camp blogservationsSiliga hopes to build on last year's play
News Blitz 7/30: Revis & Edelman continue to shine in camp
Belichick 7/30: "This is where we build our fundamentals"
Natick's Doug Scott Named 2014 Massachusetts STEM Teacher of the Year
'Physical' practice for WRs/DBs; Wed. camp notesBig, bad Browner and other Wednesday blogservationsPatriots Training Camp Day 6 Video RecapTy Law Patriots Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
NFL Game Rewind - Can You Wait to Watch Games?
News Blitz 7/31: Browner's physicality on display at Wednesday's practice
Tom Brady 7/31: "We're very fortunate to be in the positions we're in"
Blogservations from Patriots training camp, Practice 7Brady has to 'pay' with Revis pick-six; Thursday Patriots camp notes
News Blitz 8/1: Rookie RB James White could have a significant role
Ty Law headed for another Hall?
Samsonite Make Your Case: Who's Next?VIDEOS
Caserio 7/27: The fan support has been awesome
Edelman on Gronkowski practicing: 'It puts a smile on your face'
How is the New England Patriots defense looking?
One-on-one with Wilson
Day 4 of Training Camp Notes: Mallett stands out
Edelman & Ridley gearing up for 2014
Why not us? New England Patriots
One-on-one with Vereen
Kraft, Belichick, and Brady chat on SiriusXM
Law gets fit for the red jacket
Belichick 7/29: It's a big week for us
Gronkowski says he feels like he's improving
Edelman shines, camp heats up
Wendell and others chat post practice
Kelly beyond excited to get to work
Belichick 7/30: We've just got to grind away
Intensity is heating up at Patriots Training Camp
One-on-one with Davis
New England Patriots 2014 fantasy outlook
Biggest key for Patriots: Gronkowski or Revis?
Brady 7/31: "Every one of these days is valuable"
One-on-one with Amendola
Matthew Slater enjoying being back with teammates
One-on-one with Kevin Faulk
Top 100 plays of 2013: No. 28
Can anyone in the AFC East stop the New England Patriots?
Develin 7/27: Trying to learn new things
Edelman 7/27: I would love to keep returning punts
Ridley 7/29: We're trying to find our indentity now
Training Camp-Cast 7/27: Day 4 practice recap
McCourty 7/29: We're building comradery
Brady on SiriusXM: I lead by example
Kraft on SiriusXM: Patriots are about team
Siliga 7/29: I don't want to get too comfortable
LaFell 7/29: Every night is study night for me
PFW in Progress 7/29: Week 2 of camp gets started
Kelly 7/29: I'm ready to go!
Harmon 7/29: I'm more confident this year
Training Camp-Cast: Day 5 practice recap
Wendell 7/29: It's good to be back in pads again
Thompkins 7/30: We're out there being competitive
Ryan 7/30: I'm having a lot of fun out there
Browner 7/30: Ready to hit players on another team
Jones 7/30: Having Vince back means so much to me
Dennard 7/30: I'm feeling better every day
Williams 7/30: We push each other every day
Training Camp-Cast: Day 6 in the books
McCourty 7/30: Goal is to make offenses look bad
Hightower 7/30: It's all about having fun
Develin 7/30: I just want to help the team win
Slater 7/31: It's a joy to be back on the field!
Amendola 7/31: I've learned a lot this camp
PFW in Progress 7/31: Browner, Hooman, & more
Training Camp-Cast: Wrapping up Day 7