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Setting the stage for what's ahead

Here is a stage-setter for what is ahead from a media perspective covering the Patriots:

Wednesday

1. No media access at stadium

2. Players take physicals, attend meetings, and go through conditioning test on what is considered the official start of training camp

3. There will likely be more personnel moves to dissect (e.g. Tully Banta-Cain)

Thursday

9 a.m. -- Bill Belichick news conference

9:30 a.m. -- Morning practice (open to public)

11:30 a.m. -- Deion Branch, Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty, Vince Wilfork media availability

3:30 p.m. -- Afternoon practice (open to public)

Friday

9:30 a.m. -- Morning practice (open to public)

11:30 a.m. -- Tom Brady media availability

11:30 a.m. -- Media availability to offensive assistant coaches

3:30 p.m. -- Afternoon practice (open to public)