Shalise Manza Young of the* Boston Globe says Matthew Slater is happy to be back on the field. *The Globe also catches up with Alan Branch, who also returned.
The Boston Herald's Karen Guregian believes Danny Amendola has emerged as an improbable vital part of the offense. The Herald's Jeff Howe has a notebook that leads off with good news regarding LeGarrette Blount's knee. Another Herald story, this one by Adam Kurkjian, focuses on Brandon Bolden.
Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal has some training camp observations.
Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com catches up with Brian Tyms, who knows the time is now.