Practice Rundown: Day 1

July, 26, 2012
7/26/12
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots completed their first practice of training camp this afternoon at Gillette Stadium in front of more than 12,000 fans, according to the team.

The following is a rundown of what took place for the approximately 2-hour, 15-minute session (full observations to follow):

1:30 p.m.: For 30 minutes prior to the initial horn, the team conducted a walk-through that included offensive, defensive and special teams focuses. Many players were spotted on the field early to put in some additional work leading up to practice.

2:00 p.m.: Stretching and warming up as a team.

2:05 p.m.: Warm-ups continued, although the team split up into positional groups at this time.

2:10 p.m.: Individual position group work, with many defensive players focusing on special teams drills during this time.

2:18 p.m.: Continued individual position group work.

2:24: p.m.: The quarterbacks and wide receivers practiced routes, while the offensive line, tight ends and running backs worked on inside runs. Defensively, the secondary did some walk-through work while the front seven repped run fits.

2:30 p.m.: Both the offense and defense worked on the running game.

2:34 p.m.: The offense continued to work on the running game as a unit, while the defense split up; the secondary focused on pattern recognition, and the front seven continued its run fits work.

2:38 p.m.: Special teams Period 1, with a focus on kickoff return.

2:43 p.m.: The skill players took part in a 7-on-7 session, while the offensive and defensive lines worked separately on position drills.

2:51 p.m.: Continued 7-on-7 work, but the skill players split up into two separate groups.

2:56 p.m.: The linebackers and secondary worked on open-field angles and tackling, although they did not bring the offensive players down, rather just tagged up.

3:00 p.m.: Special teams Period 2, with a focus on kickoff return again.

3:05 p.m.: Another session of 7-on-7; the offensive and defensive lines worked separately again at this time.

3:20 p.m.: The offense and defense worked against each other in an 11-on-11 session.

3:38 p.m.: Special teams Period 3, with a continued focus on kickoff return.

3:42 p.m.: Conditioning in the form of wind sprints.

3:46 p.m.: A brief field goal/field goal block special teams period to conclude practice.
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.

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