The Patriots wrapped up the public viewing portion of training camp practice over the weekend. The team will hold another pair of summer workouts at Gillette Stadium today and tomorrow before flying to West Virginia to hold joint practices with the Saints at The Greenbrier, New Orleans' summer resort training facility.
The Boston Globe writes that the workouts with the Saints “will be a good evaluation tool” for Bill Belichick's team.
The Globe continues its ongoing coverage of the Deflategate issue, saying Tom Brady’s legal battle with the league is “far from over.” The paper also takes a look at how veteran free agent Jabaal Sheard is fitting in New England.
The Boston Herald looks at “what to like and what not to like” so far with the Patriots this summer. The paper profiles anonymous Patriots defensive line newcomer Antonio Johnson. The Herald also says that Belichick will use Deflategate to motivate his 2015 Patriots.
The Providence Journal notes that Brown alum James Develin continues to perfect his role in New England.
ESPNBoston.com says that Malcolm Butler's limited playing time in the preseason opener against the Packers is a sign of the second-year cornerback’s place on the team. Mike Reiss also offers up his weekly must-read Sunday notes.
WEEI.com looks at 10 Patriots we will know more about after this coming week, including wide receiver Josh Boyce. The site also ponders the seemingly annual question about Devin McCourty potentially playing cornerback.
CSNNE.com passes along Belichick calling Develin one of the team’s most dependable players.