According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, the Patriots have had initial discussions regarding a contract extension for cornerback Darrelle Revis following his impressive play in the early part of training c

Entering his fourth year with the Patriots, backup quarterback Ryan Mallett is facing pressure from all sides.



RICHMOND, Va. — Wes Welker left after the 2012 season for Denver. But Tom Brady hasn’t forgotten what he did in his six seasons with the Patriots.

RICHMOND, Va. — In the longest and hottest practice of training camp, the Patriots worked in pads against the Redskins for two hours, 45 minutes before cooling down.

Both teams worked up-tempo offensive drills.

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RICHMOND, Va. — Vince Wilfork almost dismissed the question out of hand.

RICHMOND, Va. — The Patriots and Redskins began their 2 1/2-hour initial scrimmage Monday morning under cloudy skies but by the time the haze burned off, it was a sunny, warm day with temperatures in the upper 70s.

The conditions expect to be much more intense Tuesday as the two teams will scrimmage again in the heat of the mid-afternoon here in Richmond.

RICHMOND, Va. — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was missing from the first joint practice with Washington on Monday morning.

Deontae Skinner passed his physical and was activated off the non-football injury list on Sunday, according to the NFL transaction wire. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound rookie linebacker out of Mississippi State had 64 tackles (33 solo), one sack and an interception past year in 11 games as a collegian.

James Morris has signed a free agent contract with the Patriots, according to the Iowa Press-Citizen.

The Patriots released wide receiver Cole Stanford on Saturday.