Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery

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    Back to Practice

    Patriots Training Camp Photos - Back to Practice at Training Camp Practice Fields
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery My daughter and I arrived in Foxboro just in time for the start of the team's second practice on the first day of training camp. We parked near the Hall at Patriot Place and discovered we had quite a walk to the Practice Fields behind Gillette Stadium. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    The New England Patriots Return to Work on Opening Day of Training Camp 2011

    A ticket to see the New England Patriots play a regular season home game is going to set you back at least $100--if you can get one! But you can get nearer to Patriots star players like Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Devin McCourty, Vince Wilfork, Julian Edelman and Danny Woodhead than you ever imagined without spending a cent. Patriots Training Camp, held at the Practice Field behind Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, is the best deal in NFL football: Admission is free.

    I was in Foxboro July 28 to watch the Patriots get back to work on the opening day of Training Camp 2011. These pictures capture the football excitement that awaits fans, from cheerleader and player autograph sessions to mascot photo ops to the Patriots Experience: a football fun park for kids. My favorite part of Patriots Training Camp was watching Coach Bill Belichick and his staff run practice and seeing the players begin...MORE preparations for a season I hope will end with a fourth Super Bowl victory.

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

    The Hall at Patriot Place is a wonderful attraction, so I highly recommend you visit while you're at Patriots Training Camp if time allows. My daughter was disappointed we couldn't squeeze in a stop at the Hall: She's been wanting to go since I gushed after my first visit. We made a last-minute decision, though, to leave Connecticut at noon on the opening day of training camp when we saw how blue the skies were. It turned out to be a perfect day for celebrating the end of the NFL lockout and the return of football to Foxboro.

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    Find Your Favorite Players

    Julian Edelman Wes Welker and Tom Brady at Patriots Training Camp
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery We found a seat in the Practice Field stands and immediately began to search the field for some of our favorite players. Wide Receivers Julian Edelman (#11) and Wes Welker (#83) and Quarterback Tom Brady (#12) were among the first we spotted. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    #84 is...

    Deion Branch - Patriots Training Camp Photo of Wide Receiver Deion Branch
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery Don't know your Patriots by number? We picked up a free roster from the Patriots Football Weekly booth, so we were able to easily identify players such as #84: Wide Receiver and Super Bowl XXXIX MVP Deion Branch, who rejoined the Patriots in 2010. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Unstoppable Duo

    Bill Belichick and Tom Brady Photo - Coach and Quarterback at Patriots Training Camp
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, in the khaki shorts, and Quarterback Tom Brady, in red, have spent more than a decade winning games, breaking records and collecting Super Bowl bling. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Baby's First NFL Mascot

    Pat the Patriot - New England Patriots Mascot Photo
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery One of the highlights of our day at Patriots Training Camp was taking photos with Pat the Patriot: the mascot of the New England Patriots. We met Pat when we ventured into the Patriots Experience, a fenced-in park featuring football-themed fun for kids. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    The Patriots Experience

    Patriots Experience at Patriots Training Camp Foxboro
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery Inflatables are the predominant attraction of the Patriots Experience. Kids can jump, slide, dodge past defenders, throw a pass and even try to score a soccer goal, since Gillette Stadium is also home to the New England Revolution MLS team. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Fun for Kids

    Patriots Training Camp Features Patriots Experience for Kids
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery The lines were surprisingly short, and it took us just about an hour to try everything there was to do at the Patriots Experience, including kicking a field goal. Stephen Gostkowski does not need to worry about losing his gig to my daughter!. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Meet Patriots Cheerleaders

    New England Patriots Cheerleaders Photo - Sarah and Kelsey at Training Camp
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery Sarah and Kelsey, two Patriots cheerleaders, were all smiles as they signed autographs and posed for photos. I loved that they encouraged my daughter to stick with dancing and to consider participating in the Junior Cheerleader Program at Foxboro. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Huddle

    New England Patriots Huddle Tom Brady
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery Sure, the red jersey makes Tom Brady stand out in the huddle, but there were two other backup quarterbacks--Jonathan Crompton and Brian Hoyer--in red, too. As we observed practice, though, there was never a doubt who leads this team. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    In Command

    Tom Brady in Command at New England Patriots Training Camp - Photo
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery From the very first day of training camp, veteran Quarterback Tom Brady seemed to be at ease calling the shots as he and New England Patriots teammates ran plays under intense sun. The team practiced without pads on this first day of public play. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Tom Brady

    Tom Brady - Photo of Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery I've watched Tom Brady drop back to pass so many times... on TV. Seeing him in person at Patriots Training Camp gave me a new appreciation for his strength and the fluidity of his movements. Brady is definitely more than a pretty face. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Work Ethic

    Tom Brady Throws a Pass at Training Camp - Patriots Work Ethic
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery Tom Brady leaves his feet as he throws a pass at training camp. This may be practice--and the first day back at that--but don't think for a moment these guys weren't working hard. The Patriots are known for their work ethic. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Danny and Darius

    Danny Woodhead and Darius Butler Photo - New England Patriots Training Camp
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery Of course, Tom Brady wasn't the only Patriots player who seemed happy to be playing under the New England summer sun. Running Back Danny Woodhead, who added spark when he joined the Patriots last season, is defended here by Cornerback Darius Butler (#28). © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Watch Out for Woodhead

    Danny Woodhead Height
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery Danny Woodhead (#39) quickly became a fan favorite after he was acquired from the Jets in 2010. The NFL lists his height at 5'8", but that may involve rounding. Woodhead may be petite, but he can sure run the ball. He scored five touchdowns last season. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Devin McCourty

    Devin McCourty New England Patriots Photo - Patriots Training Camp
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery Devin McCourty (#32) looked lively in his red sneakers on day one of training camp. The Pro Bowl Cornerback had a phenomenal rookie season last year, so expectations will be high as the Patriots look to make a run at the Super Bowl. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    The Kick is Good!

    Stephen Gostkowski Kicks Field Goals at Patriots Training Camp
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery At Patriots Training Camp, we had the opportunity to watch Kicker Stephen Gostkowski (#3) kick field goals from progressively greater distances: He made every one! Here's hoping his accuracy is equally dead on during the regular season. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    The Line of Scrimmage

    Patriots Offensive Formation - Patriots Training Camp Picture
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery "Look, Mommy, they're playing a game," my daughter said, as Tom Brady prepared to take a snap. I was proud my 8-year-old recognized an offensive formation on the practice field. It may not have been a game, but watching the Pats run plays was fascinating. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Close to the Action

    Patriots Training Camp Action on the Practice Field
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery About a half-hour before practice's scheduled end at 5 p.m., fans were allowed to head down from the stands to line the rope fence around the field. This put us remarkably close to the action. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Firing a Pass

    Patriots Linebacker Gary Guyton Rushes Quarterback Tom Brady at Training Camp
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery Tom Brady quickly fires off a pass as Linebacker Gary Guyton rushes. I don't think Brady needs to worry about being sacked by a teammate at practice, though. Guyton scored the first two touchdowns of his career during the 2010-11 season. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    A Familiar Scene

    Patriots Training Camp Photo - Tom Brady Throws to Wes Welker
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery Here's a familiar scene, and one I hope we'll see repeated often during the 2011 NFL season: Tom Brady throwing the ball to Wide Receiver Wes Welker (#83). Like Brady, Welker is known for his efforts on the practice field. The two set a tone for the team. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Happy to be Back

    Tom Brady Smile - Picture of Tom Brady at Patriots Training Camp
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery The smile on Tom Brady's face as he watches practice from the sidelines captures the emotion players, coaches, cheerleaders and fans seemed to share. With the lockout that jeopardized the 2011-12 NFL season over, it was a joy to see football in Foxboro. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Cantankerous as Ever

    Coach Bill Belichick at Patriots Training Camp - Photo
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery OK, one exception: Coach Bill Belichick was his usual smileless self as he barked at players to "Sweat it out!" during sprints at the conclusion of practice. Belichick looked remarkably tan and fit: I had to ask someone to point him out!. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Vince Wilfork is Not a Sprinter

    Vince Wilfork Photo - Vince Wilfork Runs Sprints at Patriots Training Camp
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery We were sweating just standing and observing as the Patriots sprinted the length of the field. So, I can't imagine how 6'2", 325-pound Nose Tackle Vince Wilfork (#75) felt. Training Camp at Foxboro really gave us a sense of how hard these guys work. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.

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    Autograph Opportunities

    Dane Fletcher Signs Autographs at Patriots Training Camp
    ••• Patriots Training Camp Photo Gallery A very gracious Dane Fletcher signed autographs after practice, but most Patriots hastened off the field. We heard far more players greeted fans after the morning practice on day one. Sometimes, there are also official Training Camp autograph sessions. © 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

    Patriots Training Camp gives fans an up-close look at the team, and kids love all of the football-themed fun. Best of all, the training camp experience is free.