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News Blitz 7/31: Catching up on camp

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We reached our first, brief break in 2018 Patriots training camp. The team is off this Tuesday, and will get back to work Wednesday morning on the practice fields.

Obviously, you've come to the right place to find any and all information related to the first five days of camp, what with all the written, spoken, and videotaped offerings we have here on patriots.com.

Of course, some other media outlets are doing good work covering the team as well. We'll highlight a few of their contributions here.

Young players in the second season are the focus of many reporters' stories today.

The Boston Herald has a feature on TE Jacob Hollister, who has had a strong start to his second Patriots camp.

"I feel like my mind is in the right place," Hollister said, "when it comes to trying to learn from the older guys. I'm just taking what my coaches are telling me, and applying it to the field. That's where I'm at."

The Providence Journal examines the prospects of second-year defensive lineman Adam Butler. He contributed quite a bit as a rookie last season.

"I would say more so as the season went on last year and as I understood the concepts of everything from a line perspective – because it's one thing to talk about it, but it's another thing to actually do it," explained Butler, "and once I actually got out there in game situations, in live situations, that helped me get into a groove of what I needed to do to help this team."

On the NBC Sports Boston website, CB Ryan Lewis is given a closer look. He spent his rookie 2017 season mostly on New England's practice squad and has looked good in camp thus far.

Meanwhile, some media are already starting to project the Patriots 53-man roster. WEEI.com and the MassLive blog share their early predictions.

And an interesting Boston Globe piece crafts a 53-man roster of former Patriots who are still playing the NFL. It's a pretty impressive list.

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