Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a New England Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at 3 p.m., reviewed the team's first training camp practice, and can be recapped here. Some topics included:
1. A strong day for receiver Kenbrell Thompkins.
2. Getting deeper into the linebackers and depth at the position.
3. Shining the spotlight on the offensive line.
4. Receiver Brandon LaFell and where he fits in the receiving corps.
5. Why does tight end Zach Sudfeld's name keep coming up?
6. Checking on sixth-round draft choice Jemea Thomas.
7. Nate Solder's potential market once he hits free agency.