By Tom E. Curran
Brandon Deaderick, a seventh-round pick out of Alabama who carved out a place in the Patriots defensive line rotation, is headed to the reservesuspended list according to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Deaderick's transgression isn't known. A call to his agent, Todd Crannell wasn't immediately returned. As Reiss pointed out, Deaderick's Alabama teammate, rookie Lorenzo Washington was released from the practice squad. It wouldn't be a leap to presume the two may have been involved in some shenanigans or worse leading to their current situation. Deaderick had 17 tackles and two sacks this season. The Patriots' defensive line rotation has been impacted by injuries to Myron Pryor (he returned Sunday after a back injury held him out for a month), Mike Wright (concussion) and Ron Brace (placed on IR with an elbow injury Monday). Reiss also reports that former Patriot Le Kevin Smith,Alfonso Boone, Ryan Sims and Atiyyah Ellison came in for workouts on Monday.
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.