Wake-up call: Patriots camp Day 8

July, 31, 2014
7/31/14
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Every day of the New England Patriots training camp, we'll have a wake-up call that previews the day ahead.

9:45 a.m. ET -- Practice
approx. 12 p.m. ET -- Player interviews

This is the seventh overall practice of training camp. The Patriots have had two practices in light shoulder pads and helmets and four in full pads. There was one day off.

Add in 13 practices from the spring and the club will have had 20 practices by the end of today. There was a heavy emphasis on situations Wednesday, with the team working on getting different personnel packages into the game while facing clock-based pressure.

Here are a few storylines we'll be following today:

1. Following up on the Brandon Browner vs. Kenbrell Thompkins matchup following some Wednesday fireworks.

2. Keeping tabs on defensive tackle Tommy Kelly and how his knee responds, as he looked solid in an expanded full-pads workload on Wednesday.

3. If core special teamer Chris White remains out, the chance to get a closer look at others in the backup linebacker competition, such as Steve Beauharnais and Darius Fleming.

4. It might be nice to hear Darrelle Revis' thoughts on Ty Law, who's set to be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame on Friday.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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