The New England Patriots 2014 season is off and running! At about 9:30 on Thursday morning, players began filtering out of the locker room and on to the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium. The biggest news of the day involved Rob Gronkowski and his presence on the field. [Gronk was a full participant during individual and
Check out photos from day one of Patriots Training Camp at Gillette Stadium on Thurday, July 24, 2014.
position drills](/node/85041), however, he was less active when the team came together for 7-on-7's and 11-on-11's. For a more in depth recap of Thursday's practice, make sure to check out Andy Hart's Day 1 blogservations and watch Jackie Brittain & Bob Socci break down all the news from the day. After practice, Tom Brady, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork, and the Patriots coaching staff met with the media to talk about their impressions from the first day. Brady spoke about being a leader on the field while Wilfork and Mayo talked about getting back to full form after recovering from injuries.
Day two of camp was a beautiful day at Gillette Stadium. Not a cloud was in the sky as thousands of fans filed into the stands. For the second straight day, WR Kenbrell Thompkins had a very strong performance and is building trust with Tom Brady. On the opposite side of the spectrum, rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo had a very rough practice, throwing a handful of interceptions. For more observations from Day two, check out Erik Scalavino's blogservations or watch Bob Socci and Jackie Brittain as they give their thoughts from Friday. After practice, both Darrelle Revis and Rob Gronkowski met with the media -- Revis talked about his adjustment to life as a Patriot, while Gronk says he's just happy to be back. The Patriots star tight end also made it clear that he's not changing his style despite the knee injury last season. He say's he's going to continue "smashing and dashing" in 2014.
Saturday's training camp session](/node/47961) was full of "firsts". It was first practice in which the players were dressed in full pads and was the first practice with Tommy Kelly on the field. Find out how he did and which players shined in Paul Perillo's Day 3 blogservations. For the second straight practice, Jimmy Garoppolo struggled throwing the ball and even had to run a few penalty laps. Luckily, Andy Hart says the rookie is staying positive by having a short memory. Overall, the defense certainly seemed to have a much better practice than the offense on Saturday.
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Here is a full breakdown of our coverage from this week:
ARTICLES & BLOGS
News Blitz 7/21: Gronkowski says he's planning on playing the whole season
A preseason look at the AFC East
Patriots Cheerleaders and Pat Patriot participate in New England Kids Triathlon
Patriots sign free agent DL Manumaleuna; Release DL Epenesa
Dennard, Dobson, Easley among 9 Patriots placed on PUP or NFI
Happy New Year! What to watch for in Training Camp
News Blitz 7/22: Keeping track of the injured Patriots
Ask PFW: Camp week!
Pre-training camp PFW Patriots roster stock watch: Offense
McCourty Transcript: "I love this time of year"
Belichick Transcript: "Health of the team is the most important thing"
Ninkovich Transcript: "Having Mayo, Wilfork back gives you more confidence"
Mankins Transcript: "Anytime you can have Gronk on the field, it's great"
Ninkovich: 'We're going to be a better defense'
Mankins says camp is 'for earning your job'
McCourty on contract status: "You just play football"
News Blitz 7/23: Gronk cleared to play
Belichick: Gronkowski 'cleared to play' -- no PUP
Patriots re-sign WR Orton; Release McDonald
Pre-Training camp OFW Patriots roster stock watch: Defense
On Deck: No Dish-Required NFL Sunday Ticket Options
Belichick Transcript: "We have a long haul ahead of us"
News Blitz 7/24: Jones is primed for a big year
Mayo Transcript: "We're taking it one day at a time"
Wilfork Transcript: "I'm excited to be here!"
Brady Transcript: "Excited to be out here with my teammates"
Gronk sightings, Thompkins catching on and more Patriots Day 1 training camp blogservations
Gronk on field as Patriots 2014 training camp begins
YOUR 14 Questions for 2014
News Blitz 7/25: Thompkins shines in Day 1
Belichick Transcript: "We'll get into pads tomorrow"
Gronkowski Transcript: "I'm going to keep smashing and dashing"
Revis Transcript: "I'm in the best shape of my career"
Blogservations from Patriots Training Camp Day 2
Gronkowski not changing his style; Friday notebook
Patriots release TE Byham
News Blitz 7/26: Belichick compares Revis to Rodney Harrison
Kelly returns, Pats send birthday wishes and other Day 3 blogservations
Garoppolo's short memory; Saturday Patriots camp notebook
Everybody loves a Tom Brady autograph...even Ryan Mallett
14 Questions: Is Ridley still #1?
14 Questions: Can RB Houston earn a role?
14 Questions: Finley or Keller in New England?
Everything you need to know for training camp
14 Questions: Andre Johnson rumors
Competition is hot on the offensive line
Mankins 7/23: Time to prove it and win your job
Ninkovich 7/23: We're going to be a better defense
Belichick 7/23: Gronkowski cleared to play
McCourty 7/23: It's going to be competitive
14 Questions: Who's best in the clutch?
Gronkowski cleared to play
What's the deal at long snapper?
Belichick 7/24: Everybody under contract is here
New England Patriots looking to new cornerbacks to make impact
All eyes on New England Patriots tight end Gronkowski
Brady talks about leadership, Gronk, and more
Thoughts from Patriots Training Camp: Day One
Wilfork, Mayo bounce back
Josh McDaniels, coaches discuss first day of camp
Welcome to training camp
Belichick 7/25: Patriots revolve around Mayo
Revis on adjusting to life as a Patriot
Thoughts from Patriots Training Camp: Day 2
Gronkowski happy to be back
Thompkins building trust with Brady
All Access 7/25: Training Camp and more
NFL Now previews the 2014 season for the New England Patriots
Happy Birthday Danny Nickerson!
Brandon Browner, others discuss being back in pads
PFW in Progress 7/22: Training Camp preview
McDaniels 7/24: Nothing handed to you in camp
Mayo 7/24: Every year is a different team
Develin 7/24: Contact is my best attribute
DeGuglielmo 7/24: Things are going smoothly
PFW in Progress 7/24: Training Camp begins
Johnson 7/24: Trying to learn as much as I can
Patricia 7/24: Real pleased with everybody so far!
Wilfork 7/24: Getting back today felt really good
Training Camp-Cast 7/24: Day one recap
Thompkins 7/25: Working hard every day
Training Camp-Cast 7/25: Day two recap
Boyce 7/26: We're going hard against each other
Garoppolo 7/26: The fans are unbelievable
Training Camp-Cast 7/26: Day three in the books
Smith 7/26: Camp is where we work out the kinks
Vereen 7/26: The rookies have been doing well
Browner 7/26: Our receivers are a real good group
LaFell 7/26: Revis is always tough to go against
White 7/26: I've learned a lot from Vereen
Jones 7/26: Gronk's a monster
Finch 7/26: Trying to find my spot on the team