By: Steve Balestrieri
With the first week of training camp in the books, the New England Patriots are in Virginia to conduct joint practices with the Washington Redskins prior to the first pre-season game for both teams on Thursday evening.
Now is a good time to look back at the first week and list six takeaways from camp and monitor how these things play out moving forward. The first week of the 2014 training camp didnâ€™t have the story lines or the drama from last season with the Aaron Hernandez situation or the Tim Tebow media hoopla, but there were still some great fireworks, this time on the field.
There were a couple of minor roster moves over the weekend, with the team cutting wide receiver Cole Stanford and re-signing LB James Morris, the UDFA linebacker from Iowa who suffered from blood clots in the spring and was released. Heâ€™s now healthy and although behind the power curve, has a chance to make the team.
So here is our Six Takeaways from Training Camp Week 1: