Patriots have perfect practice attendance Wednesday

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Patriots have perfect practice attendance Wednesday

FOXBORO -- New England had perfect attendance at its mid-week practice as defensive lineman Justin Francis, absent Tuesday, was back with the team. 
The Patriots worked out on the lower grass field behind Gillette Stadium. 
After dynamic team and group stretching, players separated into pairs or groups. The ensuing drill was about ball security; while one player jogged the width of the field carrying the football, others harassed him the whole way, testing the carrier's grip. Quarterback Tom Brady worked alongside Ryan Mallett, while running back Stevan Ridley was bothered by linebacker Dont'a Hightower and safety Patrick Chung. 
Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft looked on from the sideline. 

Isaiah Thomas diligently studying film at midnight on Friday

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Isaiah Thomas diligently studying film at midnight on Friday

Isaiah Thomas appears to be channeling the New England Patriots' "No days off" slogan.

The Boston Celtics guard spent Friday night, in the middle of the NBA offseason, studying film. He was up past midnight to take a look at Boston Celtics' game tape, according to ESPN.com's Chris Foresberg, who posted a picture on Twitter of Thomas hard at work.

Thomas finished the 2016-17 season with 28.9 points per game, 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 33.8 minutes. He helped the Celtics earn the NBA Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed, and contributed a handful of clutch performances as Boston charged to the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who won the series, 4-1.

Jaylen Brown tweets his Drive-By Dunk Challenge

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Jaylen Brown tweets his Drive-By Dunk Challenge

Celtics forward Jaylen Brown joined in the Drive-By Dunk Challenge and tweeted a video that captured his thunderous slam.

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