Note and musings from the first open OTA practice.
No contact, multiple star players missing, and mostly teaching — but football is back, everybody! The New England Patriots returned to practice today for their third session of this year’s organized team activities, the first one open to the media. We are therefore finally able to bring you a recap of today’s practice session.
14 players were not spotted: QB Tom Brady, SS Patrick Chung, RB Sony Michel, SS Nate Ebner, LB Kyle Van Noy, OT Yodny Cajuste, RB Nick Brossette, OT Isaiah Wynn, DE Michael Bennett, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, WR Demaryius Thomas, P Ryan Allen, LS Joe Cardona, DE Deatrich Wise Jr.
The quarterbacks performed as follows during 11-on-11 drills (via Doug Kyed):
Brian Hoyer: 9/13, 1 INT
Danny Etling: 6/12
Jarrett Stidham: 6/13, 1 INT
First-round rookie N’Keal Harry was one of the standout performers of the day, catching five passes — one of which a back-shoulder touchdown from fellow rookie Jarrett Stidham, another a grab in double-coverage. (via Jeff Howe)
On the day, Harry registered five touchdowns. (via Henry McKenna)
A new wide receiver was present wearing number #72. (via Mark Daniels)
Troy Brown was present in an assisting role, working with the wide receivers. Kevin Faulk was also present for the session. (via Evan Lazar)
Williams’ interception was a pick-six off Jarrett Stidham (via Mike Reiss)
Adam Butler had an interception return for a touchdown off a pass by Brian Hoyer. (via Zack Cox)
Jake Bailey was the lone punter present and made most out of his chances, showing a strong leg with outstanding hang-time. (via Ryan Hannable)Pats Pulpit https://www.patspulpit.com/2019/5/23/18637318/new-england-patriots-2019-ota-recap-nkeal-harry-standouts-brady-chung-michel-jackson-williams