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May 28, 2008
Passing camp photos
AP photos / Stew Milne
Bill Belichick talks with defensive lineman Santonio Thomas.
Rookie quarterback Kevin O'Connell
Owner Robert Kraft watches O'Connell work.
Tight end David Thomas runs through drills.
Rookie wide receiver Matthew Slater, foreground, and defensive back Willie Andrews leap for a pass. Trailing the play is defensive back Mike Richardson.
Posted by Mike McDermott at 2:43 PM | Permalink
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Hey all -
Unlike last week's Patriots passing camp, which had nearly 100 percent attendance, the sessions the team is holding this week are more sparsely attended.
In all, we counted 36 players on the field (if you really want a list we can provide it), and big names like Tom Brady, Randy Moss and Richard Seymour were not among them. This was more for rookies, players new to New England this season and some vets like Willie Andrews and LeKevin Smith.
Once again, reserve defensive back Ray Ventrone was in a white (offense) jersey and talked a bit about his move to offense after the session. Ventrone said his experience as a receiver is limited, but he's working at the move.
Team owner Robert Kraft was on the field for a while and spent some time talking with special teams coach Brad Seely.
Though rookie Kevin O'Connell was on the field, second-year QB Matt Gutierrez took most of the snaps, and completed a pretty 45-yard pass to CJ Jones at one point. Jones beat Mike Richardson on the play.
Tight end David Thomas was on the field, though he skipped some drills as per head trainer Jim Whelan's instructions. Thomas said he's feeling good and taking things day by day.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 12:43 PM | Permalink
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Former Patriot Sauerbrun pleads guilty to disturbing the peace
DENVER (AP) - Former punter Todd Sauerbrun, whose 13-year NFL career included a brief 2006 stint with the New England Patriots, pleaded guilty Wednesday to disturbing the peace in a confrontation with a taxi driver last December and was sentenced to perform 24 hours of community service.
County Court Judge Andre L. Rudolph ordered Sauerbrun to perform the community service through NFL Charities by Oct. 1. He also sentenced Sauerbrun to a year's unsupervised deferred judgment, meaning if he stays out of trouble for a year the charge will be wiped from his record.
An assault charge was dismissed as part of the deal, his lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, told The Associated Press.
Sauerbrun said he took the plea to avoid a lengthy trial so that he could get on with his life and pursue a free agent job with another team. The Broncos cut him shortly after his arrest on Dec. 7.
Posted by Mike McDermott at 12:42 PM | Permalink
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