The New England Patriots open training camp on July 30. The Patriots will also travel to New Orleans for joint practices with the Saints before the two square off in a preseason game on Aug. 22. New England's full training camp schedule has not yet been released.
The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots had a tumultuous offseason both on and off the field. New England will be without quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of the season as a result of the Deflategate scandal. Brady's suspension was upheld after appeal.
Brady has said he will challenge any ruling that suspends him for any number of games in federal court.
New England is also dealing with a mass exodus of talent from its Super Bowl team, mainly on the defensive side of the ball. The Patriots lost both oftheir starting cornerbacks, Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, to free agency. Kyle Arrington and Alfonzo Dennard also will no longer be part of the New England secondary. In the middle of the defense, nose tackle Vince Wilfork and middle linebacker Akeem Ayers left for other teams as well.
Patriots training camp schedule (all times ET):
Thursday, July 30: 9:15 a.m. and open to the public. Fan Zone: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, July 31: 9:15 a.m. and open to the public. Fan Zone: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 1: 9:15 a.m. and open to the public. Fan Zone: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 2: 9:15 a.m. and open to the public. Fan Zone: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Practice dates and times for the week of Aug. 3 and beyond still to be determined.
Tickets for training camp and parking are free. Fans may call the training camp information hotline at 508-549-0001 for daily updates throughout camp.
Patriots training camp will be held at the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Aug. 19-20 practices will take place in New Orleans.