The Patriots scouting department is currently meeting at Gillette Stadium, submitting reports in preparation of the Scouting Combine slated for next week in Indianapolis. Led by director of college scouting Larry Cook, the group returned to Foxborough late last week to meet with personnel head Scott Pioli and Head Coach Bill Belichick. They will leave Foxborough some time in the middle of the week, take the weekend off and reconvene in Indianapolis for the Combine, which begins Feb. 18. …
Belichick recently sent out a letter to his players outlining a potential change in practice times for training camp in July. In the past, the Patriots workouts were generally scheduled from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. with the afternoon session taking place from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
The change, which was first mentioned publicly in a Boston Herald report on Feb. 8, would move the second session back a couple of hours, presumably in an effort to keep the players out of the intense heat. The Herald indicated the second practice would run between 5 p.m.-8 p.m. but the more likely scenario would be 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Also, Belichick informed the players that the number of double sessions on consecutive days would be limited.