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News Blitz 8/6: Time off before Redskins arrival

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The Patriots have completed nine training camp practices and received a well-earned day off on Sunday. There is still some work to be done ahead of Thursday night’s preseason opener against Washington, and Bill Belichick said that practice this week will feature some specific things to prepare for the Redskins.

Despite being in his 44th season, Belichick shows no signs of slowing down. ESPN.com says a typical Patriots practice features a hands-on approach from the coach.

The Boston Globe takes a look at a group of young cornerbacks looking to make the roster. Kyle Van Noy is excelling in his role as a do-it-all linebacker. The Globe also provides some leftover items from Sunday’s notes, including some changes in Belichick’s approach.

The Boston Herald has Chris Hogan talking about his desire to be Tom Brady’s hero. NBC Sports Boston says Hogan is going from student to potential teacher with newcomer Eric Decker on board.

The Athletic takes a look at the strong start for defensive tackle Danny Shelton in his first season in Foxborough.

NBC Sports Boston looks at the situation at wide receiver and believes opportunity is knocking for first-year slot man Riley McCarron.

The Boston Sports Journal breaks down the work of the offensive line in some of the one-on-one drills against the defensive line.

The Worcester Telegram catches up with Dwayne Allen, who understand he needs to be better in his second year with the team.

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