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News Blitz 5/31: Kobe Bryant attends Patriots OTAs

Today’s News Blitz has word that an NBA legend was in Foxborough on Wednesday to visit practice.


Though Patriots superstars Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have so far been absent from the practice fields of Foxborough, a legend from another sport did stop by New England's OTA workout on Wednesday.

The Boston Globe writes that former Lakers star Kobe Bryant was on hand for the day of work at Gillette Stadium. The Globe also looks at rookie late-round receiver Braxton Berrios trying to carve out a role for himself in New England.

The Boston Herald also notes Kobe’s visit while using photos from to recap the OTA session from afar. calls Bryant's visit “Pigskin Mamba,” a reference to the future Hall of Famer's nickname.

The media gets its second chance this spring to watch Patriots OTA workouts on Thursday and offers up five things to watch for out of the practice action. also has another Eagles player being critical of the Patriots work environment, despite seemingly have very little knowledge of what life in Foxborough is actually all about. 

NBC Sports Boston also his its version of what to watch for in Thursday’s OTA workouts. lists one "homegrown player" for every AFC team, with defensive tackle Malcom Brown getting the nod for New England.

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