Thursday, July 24, 2008
Around the AFC East
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New England Patriots
The Patriots have signed rookie LB Jerod Mayo
, drafted 10th overall out of Tennessee. Mayo was the club's last rookie without a contract. The deal wasn't struck in time for him to participate in this morning's first practice of training camp.
The Boston Globe's Christopher L. Gasper takes a look at what makes Camp Belichick so effective
. Former TE Christian Fauria says Belichick "puts players in those uncomfortable situations in July and August, so in October, November, December, when the games mean the most, it's not the first time they've been in them and it's second nature."
New York Jets
Newsday columnist Bob Glauber talks with survivalist Chad Pennington
. It always strikes me whenever I'm reminded Pennington already is 32 years old (he was a 24-year-old rookie). Yet we're still waiting to see what he's going to turn into.