Belichick, staff preparing for roster cuts

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Belichick, staff preparing for roster cuts

While the Patriots manage playing three preseason games in 10 days, a major change to the big-picture landscape is looming.

Roster cuts.

New England's 90-man squad must be shaved down to 75 by 4:00 PM Monday. The compressed and hectic schedule colored Bill Belichick's opening remarks on his Saturday afternoon conference call.

"We had a quick turnaround last night so were just trying to work through the film here and get organized this week; get ready for the Giants, evaluate our players, get ready for the 75 cut, all that. We have a lot of balls in the air, a lot of work to do here the next couple days.

Might personnel moves be made in the waning hours of the weekend?

"I really don't know," Belichick said flatly. "We just got in about 4:30 this morning, watched the film here. We have a lot of things to do in a very short period of time. What exactly time frame will be and how it will all play out I don't know.

"That's something after we're done with this call, one of the many things we'll talk about in our staff and scouting meetings and so forth over the next couple days. We'll see how it all comes together. When we know what we're doing, we'll do it. We know what the deadlines are, if it happens before that it does; if it doesn't then we'll do it by the deadline."

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Patriots issue training camp weather advisory for Friday, July 29

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Patriots issue training camp weather advisory for Friday, July 29

You might want to change plans if you were hoping to attend Patriots training camp on Friday morning. The team says there's a chance practice will be moved indoors and closed to the public because of potential thunderstorms.

"The forecast for Friday, July 29 is calling for rain, heavy at times, with a chance of thunderstorms," the release said. "While the team plans on practicing as scheduled from 9:15-11:30 a.m. on the training camp practice fields behind Gillette Stadium, we would like to warn any fans planning to attend that thunderstorms could force the team to practice inside their Empower Field House at a moment’s notice."

If there are updates or changes made to the schedule, they'll be posted on Patriots.com/trainingcamp and on the training camp information line at 508-549-0001.