Darrelle Revis had a good outing on Saturday with the defense. (USA TODAY Images)
Here’s a quick run down of today’s top stories:
SATURDAY CAMP OBSERVATIONS:
Saturdayâ€™s Patriots practice report: Revis steals the show – Ben Volin
Patriots Training Camp Notes: Trench Battle Ensues In First Padded Practice – Erik Frenz
Patriots Camp Report: Day 3 – Mike Reiss
Observations from Patriots camp: Day 3: Mike Reiss and Lee Schechter
Patriots defense might be over-ruled – Karen Guregian: Guregian has an article on the fact the changes this season by the league in terms of what’s permitted by defensive backs could be a problem for the Patriots.
Darrelle Revis a big hit on first contact day – Jeff Howe: Howe has an article on Revis and the fact that so far he’s made a big impact with players who really look up to him.
Patriots Notebook: Garoppolo learns to handle bumps – Jeff Howe: Howe files his notebook from practice yesterday, which leads off with the fact that Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t have his best outing in front of the massive crowd of over 13,000 people on Saturday.
Patriotsâ€™ Will Smith happy to return to field – Michael Vega: Vega has a good article on Smith, who continuesÂ working his way back from a torn ACL he suffered last season in New Orleans but has enjoyed being back on the field here in New England.
Patriots sing â€˜Happy Birthdayâ€™ to boy with cancer – Shalise Manza Young – Manza Young has a good article on Danny Nickerson, whose family had a cool experience after the team invited him to Gillette Stadium and the players sang happy birthday to him.
Staying healthy ultimate goal for Patriots in camp – Ben Volin: Volin files his “On Football” column for this morning, noting that trying to “get in shape and don’t get hurt” is obviously the team’s overall goal of this training camp.
Free agent Roy Finch hopes special skills pay off – Shalise Manza Young and Michael Vega: The two file their notebook for this morning, which leads off with the factÂ Finch is glad to be getting an opportunity as he got some work in on special teams on Saturday.
Punishment wasn’t enough for Ravens’ Ray Rice – Ben Volin: Volin files his Sunday Football Notes column, which leads off with his thoughts on the Ray Rice situation in Baltimore.
Patriots Training Camp: Day 4 of Practice, Schedule – Zuri Berry: Berry has notes on Sunday’s session, which will mark the team’s second day in pads.
Quick-hit thoughts around NFL, Patriots – Mike Reiss: Reiss files his weekly Sunday notes column, which includes some interesting topics as always.
Spotlighting potential niche Pats players – Mike Reiss: Reiss looks at a variety of players who are trying to carve out a spot for themselves on New England’s roster.
Sunday NFL Notes: Bill Belichick Poised to Climb Wins Ladder in 2014 – Christopher Price: Price files his weekly notes column, which leads off with the fact Bill Belichick is one regular season win away from 200.
PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK: Browner’s played the game on both sides of the border – Glen Farley: Farley has a good article on Brandon Browner, who talked about what it was like to play in the CFL from 2007-2010 before entering the NFL in 2011.
Rookie QB Garoppolo has rough moments in adjusting to bigger stage – Mark Daniels: Daniels has an article on Garoppolo, who had another rough day on Saturday after getting picked off repeatedly and fumbling a snap.
Brandon Browner wonâ€™t let the NFL dictate his play – Mark Daniels: Daniels has an article on Browner, who said on Saturday that despite the rule changes being initiated defensively by the league, he doesn’t plan on changing his approach.