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News Blitz 7/23: Patriots sign rookie Sony Michel

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Rookies, quarterbacks and players coming off injuries are already in Foxborough getting started on the field and in just a couple of days the entire team will kick off training camp.

The good news is the entire rookie class is in the fold as first-round pick Sony Michel signed his contract and was in Foxborough on Sunday.

That news highlighted the week as the last-minute preparations for camp continued. Looking ahead, there are some areas that will be in focus starting on Thursday and the Blitz has some items to keep tabs on.

ESPN.com continues its roster locks series and focuses on cornerbacks.

NBC Sports Boston says wide receiver should be the Patriots most intense position battle during camp. The Patriot Ledger says New England's defensive line needs to get more defensive.

The Boston Herald says several Patriots players didn't let some rain spoil their day at a football camp on Sunday in Lynn. Also, Tom Brady's arrival at training camp did not surprise his teammates. Beyond Brady, Rob Gronkowski tops Karen Guregian's list of the 10 most indispensable Patriots while Kevin Duffy has Julian Edelman at No. 1.

NBC Sports Boston wonders if Patriots fans are wishing away the final years of Stephen Gostkowski.

The Boston Sports Journal looks at tight ends and wide receivers.

Elsewhere, Boston.com catches up with former Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker.

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