Patriots Camp Report 08.06.19: Offense struggles but rallies late in competitive practice

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. —Practice No. 10 is in the books from the Home of the Lions and it was a much more spirited affair. Let’s break it all down.


Offense struggles overall but has its moments: Tom Brady and the passing offense couldn't have started worse in red zone 7-on-7. Brady's first pass was late and into the back of a linebacker. The next pass was picked off as he tried to force it to Matt LaCosse. Final pass was short of the goal line. On the next set, Brady was 0 for 2. Not good. But later in the practice, in 11-on-11 work, Brady rallied with two touchdown tosses to Braxton Berrios and a great 32-yard touchdown strike to Phillip Dorsett.

N'Keal Harry leaves with hamstring injury but returns: The team's first-round pick scared a lot of people when he dove for a pass and didn't immediately get up. He had to be helped off the field by trainer Jim Whalen. After some stretching and running under Whalen's watchful eye, Harry returned to practice fully. That was a welcomed sight.

Newcomers step up: After being basically persona non grata on Monday, Braxton Berrios was very much in Brady's plans today as he was targeted several times and mostly delivered. On the defensive side, Chase Winovich and Shilique Calhoun had some splash plays as they brought a little more juice to the proceedings. I think that hard part had something to do with it: the younger players are used to playing effectively when practices aren't that competitive. With the pace up today, the youngsters were able to let their hair down a little bit.


Physically unable to perform list: DB Nate Ebner, WR Demaryius Thomas, DB Ken Webster, WR Cam Meredith.
Non-football injury list: WR Julian Edelman, OT Yodny Cajuste.
Red non-contact jerseys: Patrick Chung and the QBs.
Returned to practice: S Patrick Chung (shoulder).
Out: TE Lance Kendricks (head), RB Rex Burkhead (unknown)
Limited: C David Andrews, LT Isaiah Wynn, LB Kyle Van Noy.
New injuries: WR N'Keal Harry (right hamstring - returned).


Full pads.