The New England Patriots continue to be one of the most valuable commodities in sports.

Darrelle Revis has been good when it comes to avoiding penalties over the years.</p>
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FOXBORO — Sebastian Vollmer was not on hand as the Patriots began their first day of post-training camp practice Tuesday on the grass fields outside Gillette Stadium.

FOXBORO — There’s nothing like one of the greatest quarterbacks in history to help you get acclimated to new surroundings.

FOXBORO — Linebacker Jerod Mayo missed three practices last week against the Eagles — as well as the preseason contest against Philly — but said Tuesday afternoon that when it comes to his health “everything is good.”

While on the air Saturday, I opened up the show with a little Patriots talk following Friday night's preseason win over the Eagles. For the most part, I liked what I saw from the Pats in their second preseason game. I also offered my opinion on what to expect from the team during the regular season.



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Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman checked in with Middays with MFB as part of Patriots Monday on WEEI and discussed the high number of penalties being caused in the preseason. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance with Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning, with the team hitting the halfway mark of the preseason schedule.

One week after they waived tight end Justin Jones, the Patriots have re-signed the rookie, according to reports.

The 6-foot-8, 277-pound Jones, who was cut loose last week, was a three-year starter at East Carolina, and finished his career with 52 receptions for 598 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Patriots this past spring.

FOXBORO — Here we go again.

It’s only the preseason but the question of Stevan Ridley and ball security has arisen once more.

On his seventh carry Friday night against the Eagles, Ridley ran off to his right, behind the right guard and just as he appeared to be falling routinely to the ground at the Philadelphia 10, the ball came out.