Johnson: No regrets about his year with the Patriots

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Johnson: No regrets about his year with the Patriots

Chad Johnson -- or, as Tom E. Curran has tabbed him, Chad Ochojohnson -- says he doesn't know why things didn't work out during his one year in New England, but adds that "it doesn't matter".

Still, he has no regrets about his days as a Patriot.

"No, man, I learned so many things," the new Dolphin wide receiver said in a mass press conference (as reported by the Palm Beach Post). "Bill Belichick is one of the greatest coaches ever in the game. Learned a lot of things: Discipline, learned to shut the bleep up for a year. I never thought I could do it, but I did it.

"Learned watching Tom Brady, his work ethic, unreal. Even though I wasnt able to produce, or able to play like I wanted to, I learned a lot of things there thats made me a better player. Some of the things that Ive brought here, leadership, something Ive never focused on.

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.