RICHMOND, Virginia -- Here's the Postcard from August 6, Day 13 of Patriots training camp, the final day of joint practices with the Washington Redskins at their Richmond training facility. After an almost three-hour practice on Tuesday, the teams hit the field at 8:30 in shells – practice jerseys, light shoulder pads, shorts.
Hot. 80s as the teams took the field and no cloud cover. Nice and bright.
WHAT THEY WORE
Shells for the first time since Day 3 of training camp.
Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Bolden Aaron Dobson, Dominique Easley, Ja’Gared Davis, Bryan Stork, Jemea Thomas, Tyler Gaffney, Cameron Gordon, Michael Hoomanawanui, Chris Martin and Jeremy Gallon. Seaver Siliga and D.J. Williams didn’t take part for the first time this week. Davis was seen at the practice.
WHAT THEY DID
8:30: warmup and stretching.
9:00: walkthough began
9:30 special teams walkthrough plays.
10:00: Practice over
WHAT WE SAW
Very, very mild 90-minute walkthrough.
Jimmy Garoppolo took the overwhelming number of snaps during the walk through, going through reads at a slow pace and delivering.
With D.J. Williams down after getting his left leg rolled up during Tuesday’s practice, the tight end was out of action Wednesday. He had a compression sleeve on the leg. He did return to action after the injury Tuesday so we’ll see if he’s out there on Thursday for a depleted tight end corps.
Justin Jones, the massive rookie tight end, was the No. 1 tight end for reps with the 1s. He's going to get plenty of chance to show what he can do.
Seaver Siliga, who left early in Tuesday’s practice with a wrap on his left hand, was not involved at all on Wednesday.
There was no Bill Belichick press conference this morning prior to practice.
The Patriots are taking buses up to DC Wednesday afternoon. The trip is projected to be about three hours long.
Everybody. It’s about 90 here. And humid.
DeSean Jackson. The Skins receiver stepped on somebody’s foot and somehow got himself helped off the field during the walkthrough. He’s questionable for the Thursday night game.
WHAT THEY SAID
“I’m planning to start them, obviously, and then see how we do. Probably about 8-10 plays, tops, maybe the quarter depending on my satisfaction.” – Jay Gruden, Redskins coach, on how long he’ll use his starters Thursday night.
Preseason game No. 1 at FedEx Field vs. Washington. At 7:30 p.m. Pregame coverage on CSN beginning during Sportsnet Central at 6 p.m.