Lloyd, Mankins not on Patriots inactives list

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Lloyd, Mankins not on Patriots inactives list

BALTIMORE, MD -- The list of inactives for Sunday night's Patriots-Ravens game has been released.
For New England:
DB Alfonzo DennardDL Justin FrancisDL Jake BequetteTE Aaron HernandezRB Shane VereenOL Nick McDonald
Vereen, Bequette, and McDonald are a perfect three-for-three on being sidelined in the regular season. Hernandez and Francis, both with ankle injuries, were designated as "Out" on Friday.
A watchful eye should be kept on guard Logan Mankins, who was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday with a hip injury, and listed as "Questionable" for the game. Receiver Brandon Lloyd (thigh) and defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick (ankle) were also limited and will be monitored.
This is the first time tight end Daniel Fells and D-lineman Marcus Forston are active.
Inactive for Baltimore:
WR LaQuan WilliamsCB Asa JacksonGT Jah ReidTE Billy BajemaDE DeAngelo TysonOLB Sergio KindleDT Bryan Hall
Safety Bernard Pollard, who suffered bruised ribs in last week's loss to Philadelphia, said all week he would play on Sunday. Turns out, he meant it.
Receiver Torrey Smith will play despite spending the morning with family following the death of his younger brother.

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.