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Patriots.com News Blitz 7/30/2008

ESPN.com reports that veteran S Rodney Harrisonhas been removed the PUP list and is back on the practice field.

The presence of Harrison in the defensive backfield should help the new-comers at CB, Fernando Bryantand Terrence Wheatley. Both players have been working hard to pick up the new schemes.

"The secondary's a closeknit group so we talk about everything," Bryant said to the Boston Globe. "If he has some things he has questions about I try to talk to him about them. The biggest thing (is) I just tell him to take it slow."

The Globe also documented the new rule changes for the 2008 season explained during a press-conference Tuesday by NFL Referees.

Kevin Faulkhas always been known as the versatile pass-catching threat out of the backfield. However, the arrival of LaMont Jordanhas created a new competition for the role that Faulk has normally filled. One would think this may bother the nine year veteran but he isn't fazed.

"Upset me? I'm a competitor," Faulk said yesterday to the *Boston Herald *when asked about the impact that the acquisition of Jordan could have on the Patriots running back situation. "Whatever the team does is in the best interest of the team. You just have to stay focused on what you're doing."

To conclude today's blitz, the *Patriot Ledger *provides insight into the "boring" life of kicker Stephen Gostkowskiduring training camp.

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