Conflicting buzz emerging on Pats-Jordan

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Conflicting buzz emerging on Pats-Jordan

By TomE. Curran
CSNNE.com

The buzz linking the Patriots to Cam Jordan continued Thursday afternoon. ESPN's Chris Mortensen said New England is finding out what it will take to get the ninth overall pick from Dallas. The Patriots' quarry would be the Cal defensive end, Mort reports. "Trade Buzz: New England looking to trade with Dallas to get Cameron Jordan."Soon after, Mort's ESPN colleague Adam Schefter tweeted, "Any proposed Cowboys-Patriots trade will not happen. Yet there are any number of teams interested in moving back, including Dallas."Schefter wouldn't walk that plank so fearlessly if he didn't feel very safe in saying so. Meanwhile, NFL Network's Greg Cosell tweets that, "Cal's Jordan could get into top 10. Scheme position versatile. Believe has chance to become more explosive pass rusher as he matures."It's rare for the Patriots to jump up in the firstround and they've never moved up into the top 10 for a player.
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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.