The New England Patriots opened camp yesterday without one of their key defenders who didn’t have a medical reason to sit out. Richard Seymour was indeed a no-show on Day one of training camp. While there was a palpable buzz surrounding the start of camp, the somber tone echoed by veterans who will miss one of their own, Ted Johnson die to retirement, weighed heavy on most minds.
PHOTO: New England Patriots Ben Watson catches a pass during drills and sprints upfield. (PatriotsInsider Photo)
PATRIOT REPORT: Training Camp Opens
By Patriots Insider Staff
Day One was full of few surprises although some would categorize it as a regular day at camp. News filtered in regarding Ted Johnson’s decision to retire due to health concerns. Camp was full of drills and a throng of media looking for any exclusive piece of info they could dig up on the happenings around Foxboro.
Morning sessions we’re sloppy at times, with a number of dropped passes, overthrows, fumbles and false starts in team drills.
We’ll have a complete Day one recap later today providing details on positional drills, players’ comments and some of the particulars of what we observed.
Comings and Goings
The team announced the signing of wide receiver Eugene Baker and the release of reserve offensive guard Bryan Anderson. In addition the team picked up wide receiver Rich Musinski.
Players placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list:
OG. Bryan Anderson; LB, Tedy Bruschi; WR, Tim Dwight; RB/KR Chad Morton; WR, Bethel Johsnon.
Non-football injury list additons:
DL, Ethan Kelly.
Stay tuned for more reports from today’s camp later tonight.