Wide receiver Terrence Nunn
Who's Hot: Terrence Nunn
The rookie wide receiver has made some impressive catches through the first two days of camp.
Who's Not: Shawn Springs
Fresh off the non-football-injury list, the veteran corner looked a bit winded at practice Friday afternoon, particularly during the 2-minute offense session.
Play of Practice: Edelman's catch in traffic
During full-squad action, backup QB Kevin O'Connellfired a pass to the rookie receiver from Kent State, who made a leaping grab over the heads of two defenders, Springs and rookie safety Patrick Chung. He hit the ground but still managed to secure the ball for the completion.
Some good news on the missing player front. Three guys who'd missed two straight sessions were back on the field Friday afternoon: left tackle Matt Lightand right guard Stephen Neal. In addition, WR Randy Moss, who again missed the morning practice, was out there for the second workout of the day.
On the down side, DL Richard Seymourmissed his third straight practice, along with o-linemen Al Johnsonand Ryan O'Callaghan. Also absent were WR Joey Galloway, CB Jonathan Wilhite, LB Tedy Bruschi, and d-linemen Jarvis Greenand Myron Pryor.
No changes to the PUP list – all five players remain on there – while rookie receiver Brandon Tateis still on the non-football-injury list.
Mother Nature again played a role in training camp. For the second straight day, a fast-moving thunderstorm swept through Foxborough, forcing head coachBill Belichickto cut short by about 20 minutes Friday's afternoon practice. Earlier, though, there were some noteworthy plays made.
]()In 7-on-7 work, rookie corner Darius Butlerlined up a few times against Moss. On one occasion, Brady floated a pass to Moss, who appeared to gain separation from Butler by giving him a gentle nudge in the back. Nevertheless, Moss made a seemingly effortless catch and trotted out of bounds along the right sideline.
O'Connell, who continues to struggle with his consistency, tried to strong-arm a pass to TE Alex Smith, who appeared to be double-covered. Safety Brandon Meriweather, one of the two defenders, read the play perfectly and stepped in front of Smith at the last second to make a diving interception.
O'Connell looked much better later in practice during the hurry-up offense segment. He led a nice drive from deep in the offense's territory, culminating in a long completion inside the 10-yard line to Nunn. At that point, the skies darkened and thunder clapped in the not-too-far-off distance. Belichick decided to call it a day.