Social media sights and sounds from day five of Patriots training camp


Robert Alvarez

11 minutes ago at 9:48 p.m. ET

Social media sights and sounds from day five of Patriots training campEric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots opened the second week of training camp on Monday, and for the first time this summer the pads made a return.

Before the day’s work, the Patriots locked up Pro Bowl punter Jake Bailey for a four-year extension worth $13.5 million ($6.5 guaranteed).

Bailey, who turned 25 in June, was entering the final year of his rookie contract and facing a $4.05 million salary cap charge. By extending Bailey, its maximum load has been reduced of approximately $1.85 million while increasing the Patriots’ overall cap space to approximately $4.75 million.

As for the flow of the day’s camp, work focused on running play, kickoffs and one-on-one drills between wide receivers and defensive backs. The offensive linemen took on the defense.

Offensively, Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe were the quarterbacks as Brian Hoyer was absent. Jones went 10/15 with an interception while Zappe completed 10/15 passes between the 7 v 7 and 11 v 11 drills.

In what has become a common occurrence in camp, wide receiver DeVante Parker caught another impressive touchdown from Mac Jones, beating Malcolm Butler deep for 11-on-11.

Rookie wide receiver Tyquan Thornton also drew loud applause from fans in attendance after dive for a deep ball with Joejuan Williams in coverage.

Meanwhile, on the defensive side of the ball, cornerback Terrance Mitchell continued his strong side by recording an interception for the third straight day, and Butler bounced back from Parker’s touchdown causing two pass breakups.

ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss observed rookie guard Cole Strange goes through a ‘welcome to the NFL introduction’ as he struggled to block Christian Barmore and Henry Anderson on individual drills. Bill Belichick would take Strange aside to work with him.

Check out some of the best social media sounds and images from day five at the Foxboro training grounds below.

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Bailey Zappe Cole Strange Damien Harris Devante Parker Devin Asiasi Jake Bailey Jalen Mills Kristian Wilkerson Mac Jones Mack Wilson Malcolm Butler Rhamondre Stevenson Terrance Mitchell Tre Nixon Tyquan Thornton


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