Haynesworth hits the field for practice with Pats

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Haynesworth hits the field for practice with Pats

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
FOXBORO - The Albert Watch has been nipped in the bud. Apanicked media reactionfollowed Saturday's missed practice by Albert Haynesworth. His absenceand the admission by Bill Belichick that no league rules werekeeping him off the field led to speculation about the newly acquired defensive tackle's condition and willingness to play. But before the cries of "he doesn't love football" could reach a fever pitch, the mercurial Haynesworth ran the team's conditioning run Sunday morning and was cleared to practice. He was on the field as practice began at 10:30 a.m. How much Haynesworth is able to participate in training camp remains a slippery answer. Because of the lockout, many players were away from team medical supervision (trainers were off-limits; team doctors were not). Haynesworth, who had no love for the operation in Washington, likely didn't spend a lot of time with doctors down there in the offseason. And a player of his size (380-ish pounds) and years of heavy use needs offseason maintenance. You can look for Haynesworth to be eased into practices over the next couple of weeks as his body gets into football shape. 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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