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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Wake-up call: Patriots camp Day 4

By Mike Reiss

Every day of the New England Patriots training camp, we'll have a wake-up call that previews the day ahead.

9 a.m. ET -- Nick Caserio news conference
9:15 a.m. -- Practice (open to the public)
Approx. 11:30 p.m. ET -- Player interviews

The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and the potential for scattered thunderstorms, with temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s.

Sunday marks the team's second full-pads practice in two days and is expected to feature more work in the running game. There should also be more 1-on-1 pass-rush drills, as coach Bill Belichick attempts to create some of the desired stress that he believes is important for a team to experience in camp.

Among the areas we'll be following closely in practice:
  1. What does cornerback Darrelle Revis (Two interceptions on Saturday, in addition to two pass breakups) do for an encore?
  2. Monitoring the competition along the interior offensive line, specifically with veterans Dan Connolly and Ryan Wendell and second-year player Josh Kline and rookies Bryan Stork and Jon Halapio.
  3. How do the team's pass-catchers respond after a practice filled with drops (eight unofficially)?
  4. Receiver Kenbrell Thompkins' level of participation after he was stretched out at the end of Saturday's practice and didn't finish.