Organized team activities (OTAs) began this week. The team will have a total of ten voluntary workouts before the mandatory mini-camp from June 17-19. On Friday Darrelle Revis met with the media for the first time since becoming a Patriot. He talked about OTAs and what he's focused on at this point in the season. For more information on this week's OTAs, check out Andy Hart's OTA Blogservations.
During the team's off day on Wednesday, a group of players showed up to the NFL's PLAY 60 event at Foxborough's Igo Elementary school. One of those who joined in on the fun was Rob Gronkowski. Gronk spoke to the media following the event and said that his recovery from knee surgery is progressing well. Patriots owner, Robert Kraft was also at the event and made a sizable donation to the school. Just one day after the PLAY 60 event, Robert Kraft and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hosted yet another community event inside Gillette Stadium's Dana-Farber Field House. As part of USA Football's Heads Up Football program the Patriots held its first ever Moms Football Clinic, which aimed to raise concussion awareness and educate moms on the sport.
Not only did Julian Edelman replace Wes Welkers production on the field, he also seems to have replaced Welker's role as "class clown" in the lockerroom. Edelman released his latest online video called 'Burgertyme'. Fellow teammates Chandler Jones and Ryan Allen appeared in the video, so if your a Patriots fan, its definitely worth five minutes of your time! But Edelman, Jones, and Allen aren't the only Patriots creating laughs on the internet; Devin McCourty had some fun of his own on the streets of Boston. McCourty traveled to the city to give the commonwealth some free safety advice. Check it out!
Here is a full breakdown of our coverage from this week:
ARTICLES & BLOGS
Brady not surprised by Garoppolo pick
Patriots kick off OTAs in Foxborough
News Blitz 5/27: Shane Vereen to lead the way at running back in 2014
Ask PFW: Post-holiday weekend
Patriots sign rookie WRs Wilson Van Hooser and Reese Wiggins
News Blitz 5/28: Chandler Jones could be in for another career year
Gronk: Injured right knee "coming along"
Statement from Robert Kraft on the passing of Malcolm Glazer
Free 'Football for YOU' Youth Clinic coming to Flitchburg, Mass.
McCourty gives funny free safety advice
Edelman, Jones and Allen yuk it up on Burgertyme!
News Blitz 5/29: Brady's "Window" is far from closing
Robert Kraft, New England Patriots participate in first ever PLAY 60 and PLAY 60 event
Robert Kraft, Roger Goodell and many others help moms tackle football awareness
News Blitz 5/30: Could Jermichael Finley be on the Patriots radar?
PFW's Patriots OTA Blogservations
Boyer adds Revis, Browner to the mix
Revis: 'I'm going to be me'
Samsonite Make Your Case: The Greatest?
McDaniels processing his Patriots offense
Will New England Patriots QB Tom Brady win another Super Bowl
Brady, Edelman, Jones, Kraft & more thank you
Gronk: "I'm progressing every week"
Kraft speaks about Gronk & more
Patriots Play 60
Exclusive: Get a sneak peek of OTAs
One-on-one with Dave DeGuglielmo
Kraft, Goodell host Moms Football Clinic
Rookies get a history lesson
Darrelle Revis on OTAs and more
Danny Amendola, Brandon Browner speak at OTAs
Coaches chat about OTAs
AUDIO & PODCASTS
PFW in Progress 5/27: OTA preview; Brady talk
PFW in Progress 5/29: Gronk's Rehab, OTAs and more
McDaniels 5/30: I can still see Brady improving
Browner 5/30: Great group of guys on this team
Revis 5/30: This is a new adventure for me
Patricia 5/30: We're working on communication
Boyer 5/30: We're trying to build on each day
Thompkins 5/30: I'm focusing on my job
Amendola 5/30: It's fun practicing against Revis
Roster Report 5/30: Recapping week one of OTAs