Players to watch when training camp opens

Players to watch when training camp opens
July 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Patriots training camp is right around the corner.

Andy Gresh joined Mike Giardi on SportsNet Central to discuss what players to keep an eye on.

Although Jimmy Garoppolo won't be competing for the starting role this season, Giardi is excited to see the quarterback on the field. 

"We're going to get to see him in full pads," said Giardi. "We're going to see him in competition against first string defensive backs, we're going to see him play preseason football.  We're going to find out, just a little bit, what this kid is about.

Gresh is intrigued by linebacker Dont'a Hightower.

"He played out of position last year," said Gresh. "They now know what he can and can't do. I think we're going to see him more up on the line of scrimmage. We're going to see him getting after quarterbacks this year as opposed to trying to cover people out of the backfield."