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Pats' Dennard back at camp, silent on DUI bust

Pats' Dennard back at camp, silent on DUI bust

CNNSI.com boston.com Updated Jul 26, 2013
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Starting cornerback Alfonzo Dennard practiced with the New England Patriots on Friday but declined comment on his arrest for drunken driving.
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  • Training camp Day 1 practice report

    Training camp Day 1 practice report

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    By Ben Volin, Globe StaffFOXBOROUGH – The Patriots opened their 2013 training camp with a 2-? hour practice in a driving rainstorm on Friday morning, and the session was predictably sloppy, with several drops by the inexperienced receiver group and...
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  • Takeaways from the Patriots first practice

    Takeaways from the Patriots first practice

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    The Patriots’ first practice of 2013 did a great service to providing insight, confirming what we believed to be true while helping clear up what was otherwise fuzzy.
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  • Danny Amendola: 'I'm excited to be here'

    Danny Amendola: 'I'm excited to be here'

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    With the Patriots starting the season with almost an entirely new receiving corps, getting those players on the field in training camp and catching passes from Tom Brady couldn’t come early enough.
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  • Patriots looking very different at tight end

    Patriots looking very different at tight end

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    The Patriots started camp Friday missing top tight end Rob Gronkowski, but the healthy tight ends are not worried about the turnover in receivers from last season.
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  • Hernandez associate held on $500,000 bail

    Hernandez associate held on $500,000 bail

    ESPN.com Jul 26, 2013
    A man prosecutors say was with Aaron Hernandez the night the former New England Patriots tight end's friend was killed has been held on $500,000 cash bail.
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  • Start of camp excites Brandon Spikes

    Start of camp excites Brandon Spikes

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    By Michael Whitmer, Globe Staff Like many of his teammates, Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes offered little on the first day of training camp when asked about former tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is facing first-degree murder charges. “I can’t really…
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  • Rookies Collins, Dobson, Boyce debut for Patriots

    Rookies Collins, Dobson, Boyce debut for Patriots

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    The Patriots training camp kicked off Friday morning, and rookies Jamie Collins, Aaron Dobson, and Josh Boyce were on display for New England.
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  • Tebow on Hernandez: 'Heartbreaking, sad'

    Tebow on Hernandez: 'Heartbreaking, sad'

    ESPN.com Jul 26, 2013
    New England Patriots third-string quarterback Tim Tebow, who played at the University of Florida with Aaron Hernandez, said Friday that Hernandez's murder charge is "heartbreaking and sad."
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  • Tebow has an up and down day in first training camp practice

    Tebow has an up and down day in first training camp practice

    The Patriots' most heralded backup quarterback, Tim Tebow, surprised observers by taking part in some of the team's receiving drills during its first training camp practice.
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  • Patriots players in lock-step on Hernandez

    Patriots players in lock-step on Hernandez

    profootballtalk.com Jul 26, 2013
    The Patriots have figured out a way for their players to “move on” from the Aaron Hernandez conversation. They’ve told them not to talk about it. Players said after practice they’ve been instructed to steer clear of the whole former-teammate-involved-in…
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  • Kraft: Nothing more to say on Hernandez

    Kraft: Nothing more to say on Hernandez

    ESPN.com Jul 26, 2013
    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft reiterated Friday that he was "shocked" when he learned of Aaron Hernandez's connection to a murder investigation and said the team was trying to turn the page as training camp opened.
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  • Former Player Explains Why The Patriots Are So Damn Boring

    Former Player Explains Why The Patriots Are So Damn Boring

    deadspin.com Jul 26, 2013
    For a team that's been successful while caught up in various controversies for more than a decade, the Patriots are hell on reporters. Barely a decent quote to be found. Lineman-turned-analyst Ross Tucker, who played two years in New England, says it al…
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  • No timetable for Rob Gronkowski’s return, Tim Tebow catching pa…

    No timetable for Rob Gronkowski’s return, Tim Tebow catching passes at Patriots camp

    yahoo.com Jul 26, 2013
    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was placed on the "Active/Physically Unable to Perform" list at the beginning of training camp. Gronkowski can be removed from that list at any time, but when that might take place is unknown as he…
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  • Belichick: Our long term goals are for the next 12 hours

    Belichick: Our long term goals are for the next 12 hours

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    By Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff FOXBOROUGH – On the first day of training camp, Patriots coach Bill Belichick would not address how the team plans to fill the various roles former tight end Aaron Hernandez played, choosing instead to say...
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jul 26, 2013
    Anyone looking to secure the autograph of LB Manny Lawson should head to Bills camp on August 3. Dolphins T Tyson Clabo has taken over the No. 77 jersey previously worn by Jake Long. Said Patriots DT Vince Wilfork, “There’s going to be a lot of things s…
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  • Daily Training Camp briefing: Friday, July 26

    Daily Training Camp briefing: Friday, July 26

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    By Ben Volin, Globe Staff Good morning Patriots fans and welcome to the 2013 NFL season! The Patriots’ training camp officially begins today with the first practice of the season at 9 a.m. at Gillette Stadium. The practice is supposed...
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  • Vince Wilfork echoes disappointment, sadness over Aaron Hernand…

    Vince Wilfork echoes disappointment, sadness over Aaron Hernandez

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH — Following Bill Belichick’s lead, Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork echoed the sentiments his coach expressed Wednesday — in a rare display of humility — saying he, too, was saddened and disappointed by the arrest of former Patriots tight e…
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  • Devin McCourty: Up to Patriots to stop distractions

    Devin McCourty: Up to Patriots to stop distractions

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    Devin McCourty was faced with a bevy of questions as he met with reporters on Thursday, with the majority of them tilted toward the obvious, Aaron Hernandez.
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  • Tom Brady: Team needs to redefine ‘Patriot way’

    Tom Brady: Team needs to redefine ‘Patriot way’

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH – Tom Brady stressed on Thursday that he is moving on, more than a month after the criminal investigation that centered around now-former teammate Aaron Hernandez began, and he wants the rest of the Patriots to do the same.
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  • Vince Wilfork: Hard to start training camp like this

    Vince Wilfork: Hard to start training camp like this

    boston.com Jul 26, 2013
    Following Bill Belichick’s lead, Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork echoed the same sentiments his head coach expressed in a rare glimpse of humanity Tuesday when Wilfork said he and his teammates were prepared to move forward after the arrest earlier t…
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  • Video - How New England Patriots will handle post-Aaron Hernandez era 06:42

    How New England Patriots will handle post-Aaron Hernandez era

    Jul 26
    Former New England Patriots fullback Heath Evans gives insight into how the team will move on from the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation and shift their focus toward the upcoming season.
  • Video - How New England Patriots will handle post-Aaron Hernandez era 06:42

    How New England Patriots will handle post-Aaron Hernandez era

    Jul 26
    Former New England Patriots fullback Heath Evans gives insight into how the team will move on from the Aaron Hernandez murder investigation and shift their focus toward the upcoming season.
  • Video - Tebow: Hernandez Story Heartbreaking 07:09

    Tebow: Hernandez Story Heartbreaking

    Jul 26
    Tim Tebow talks about his experience watching the Aaron Hernandez legal drama unfold and his plans for the season.
  • Video - Tim Tebow's impact on New England Patriots yet to be seen 03:02

    Tim Tebow's impact on New England Patriots yet to be seen

    Jul 26
    The verdict is still out on how the New England Patriots will use Tim Tebow in Bill Belichick's offense. "Inside Training Camp" analyst Terrell Davis believes Tebow can play only quarterback.

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