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News Blitz 8/10: Saints join in; injury updates

A roundup of Patriots news on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

We'll start you off, as we always do, with the best Patriots training camp coverage anywhere, and it's right here on

There was a lot going on here at Gillette yesterday as a result of joint practices between the Patriots and New Orleans Saints. I've got all that info for you, while Andy Hart provides a substantial amount of other key takeaways from Tuesday's joint session.

Meanwhile, Miranda Mason and Bob Socci offer their excellent video recap and analysis of the training camp activity.

Elsewhere, ESPN's blog has details about the biggest story of Tuesday – an update on the health statuses of WR Julian Edelman and DE Rob Ninkovich, who were unable to finish Tuesday's workday on the field. *The Boston Globe *also wonders whether the Patriots dodged a bullet with those two players' latest injuries.

At the Boston Herald, they're focused on the silver lining in the apparent slump being suffered by backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo at the moment.

"Garoppolo hasn't had to deal with adversity at this level. He is learning as he goes, and what he's going through now should help him down the road," the writer predicts. Another Herald feature looks closely at the performance of LB Jamie Collins this summer.

"It's just nice knowing those guys' personalities, knowing how to talk on and off the field to each other, just building something bigger than football, building a brotherhood," cornerback Logan Ryan is quoted in the piece. "I think that's something that great defenses and great teams have. And that's something that you've got to have fun with this stuff. While you're working hard hours, you've got to try to make the most of it and be coachable."

In The Providence Journal, there's more on the surprising play of second-year TE AJ Derby, who's getting a good amount of attention this summer.

And despite the added intensity of another team joining the Patriots at training camp, one *Sun-Chronicle *column proclaims that NFL camps just aren’t what they used to be.

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