Belichick: Teams showing interest in Pats' picks

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Belichick: Teams showing interest in Pats' picks

By TomE. Curran
CSNNE.com
We all knew that the trade-happy Patriots would be pleased with the chance to wheel andor deal in the 2011 draft. Bill Belichick confirmed Monday that the opportunities to do so are already stacking up. "We've definitely been contacted by teams below us offering to move back, and by teams behind us looking to move up," Belichick said in an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday via the USA Today football blog, The Huddle. "There definitely seems to be a lot of interest in our draft picks. And as you know we're not afraid to trade them."The ironic thing is, quite often, the Patriots get the better of the teams they deal with. The rare exception may be the deal that netted them this year's 17th pick. The Patriots got that from Oakland in exchange for Richard Seymour in an early September 2009 deal.Even though thePatriots weren't likely to retain Seymour after the 2009 season, even though they got a first-round pick in exchange that could still turn into a perennial All-Pro, Seymour was missed in 2009 (again, you can't assume 2010). Other than that, New England wins. Last year, for instance, the Panthers wanted to deal up for quarterback Armanti Edwards in the third round. So they sent a 2011 second-rounder to New England in exchange for the Pats' spot in the third round. Now the Patriots are sitting at 33 with the Panthers pick and Carolina was the worst team in football last year and seemingly on the verge of selecting another quarterback with the first overall pick. Tom E. Curran can be reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com.Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Football is coming.

The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.

Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.

The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.

The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.

Tom Brady adds sumo wrestling to offseason training regimen

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Tom Brady adds sumo wrestling to offseason training regimen

Tom Brady's off-the-field workout habits are the subject of serious curiosity for those in New England and beyond. Thanks to Under Armour's Instagram account, followers got a brief glimpse of what Brady does to stay in shape. 

OK. It was more like a glimpse at what he did one day in Tokyo.

@tombrady always fighting for that extra yard. 😂😂 #TBAsiaTour #IWILL

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The video of Brady in the dohyo ring was shot at the Sakaigawa sumo stable in Tokyo on Thursday. According to Kyodo News, leading the training session was ozeki Goeido, who won last year's Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

"For them to welcome me means very much to me. It's hard to describe in words how special that was," Brady said.

Brady bounced around China before heading to Japan to continue to help promote Under Armour and in particular its "recovery sleepwear" line. He threw a pass on the Great Wall, and he explained that it was his "dream" to play a game on the continent. 

Arigatōgozaimashita 🇯🇵🙏

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Brady vs Brady #therecanonlybeone 🏆

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