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Patriots mini-camp: Day 1

When the team lined up for seven-on-seven drills, the top seven defensive players (minus linemen) were linebackers Tedy Bruschi, Ted Johnson and Vernon Crawford; and defensive backs Ty Law, Steve Israel, Lawyer Milloy and Willie Clay…

The first play of seven-on-seven drills had the defense tip a Drew Bledsoe pass before Willie Clay dove forward for what looked like an interception. Bledsoe, though, waved his arms to indicate he thought the pass was incomplete, not intercepted…

Looking for a leader in the race for the team's starting running back position? Although it's too early to project, it was second-year man Harold Shaw who took handoffs with the first group when practice officially got underway…

Second-year center Jason Andersen lined up with last year's starters – tackles Bruce Armstrong and Zefross Moss and guards Max Lane and Todd Rucci – on the offensive line…

Rookie quarterback Michael Bishop, who is being considered for a role similar to Pittsburgh's Kordell Stewart, ran through one set of drills with a focus on special teams. The drill was based on how to beat the initial bump off the line…

Second-year defensive end Greg Spires, who lined up with the first group on defense in the absence of Willie McGinest, said his previously broken right hand is almost fully healed. Spires broke the hand in the minicamp following April's draft…

Rookie free agent tight end John Lumpkin was the only player on the roster not in attendance. Lumpkin is graduating from Ohio State this weekend.
Center Damien Woody was 336 pounds when he first arrived in Foxborough after the draft and now weighs 323. He said the team wants him at 315 for the start of the season.

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