Patriots complete final open training camp practice with light walkthrough – Boston Herald

FOXBORO — The Patriots completed their final open training camp practice of the preseason on Tuesday morning behind Gillette Stadium. The players wore shorts and didn’t wear pads in a light walkthrough before they departed to Nashville for joint practices with the Tennessee Titans, which begin Wednesday ahead of their preseason game on Saturday night.

ATTENDANCE

Absent: WR N’Keal Harry, OL Yodny Cajuste, TE Matt LaCosse, QB Danny Etling

Present but not participating: WR Julian Edelman (non-football injury), WR Demaryius Thomas (PUP), WR Cameron Meredith (PUP)

Some observations from a quick practice:

**New tight end Eric Saubert, who was traded from the Falcons on Monday, was present for his first practice with the Patriots. He wore a white No. 48 jersey and walked out to the field with Rex Burkhead. He caught a touchdown from Tom Brady during a non-competitive drill.

To make room for Saubert, the Patriots cut Danny Etling, a source confirmed to the Herald. The quarterback who was drafted in the seventh round last year was making an attempt at converting to wide receiver.

**The most exciting part of the day came before practice even began. On the far end of one of the practice fields, rookies took turns in a slip-and-slide type of drill in which they dove for loose balls on a wet ground with the entire team surrounding them. Tom Brady was behind the hose as he sprayed water at the rookies. The rookie coaches were also involved, including Jerod Mayo and Troy Brown.

**Isaiah Wynn was once again rotating at left tackle with Dan Skipper during the walkthrough. Wynn, who is coming back from a torn Achilles he suffered last preseason, took part in competitive 11-on-11 drills for the first time on Monday.



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