FOXBORO -- On the final day of official training camp, the Patriots practiced in sweats and shells, ending camp when rookie Chandler Jones caught a punt in the back of the end zone. He proceeded to do a dance and get mobbed by his teammates. As a result, the team was given the night off from group meetings and are expected to have Saturday off before a Sunday walk-through in advance of Monday's preseason game against the Eagles at Gillette Stadium.

FOXBORO -- During his Friday press conference, Patriots personnel chief Nick Caserio would not confirm reports that Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps has a deal in place to join the Patriots. 

FOXBORO -- While there’s always a bit of an edge at training camp -- the constant heat, humidity and crashing into the same guys over and over again would leave even the Dalai Lama short-tempered -- this summer, there’s been plenty of fight in these Patriots.

FOXBORO -- Aaron Hernandez, Stevan Ridley and rookie Tavon Wilson all suffered what appeared to be leg injuries during Thursday's fourth straight day in full pads practice. 

Hernandez twice came up gimpy following pass routes, including a slant toward the end zone during 7-on-7 drills. Hernandez flexed his knee several times and stayed in practice. 

FOXBORO -- Julian Edelman and Niko Koutouvides were kicked out of practice about an hour early on Thursday when the two engaged in a shoving and shouting match after a punt return. 

Edelman ran up and fielded a punt and did a jump-cut into a gap and ran into Koutouvides. The two exchanged words and shoved each other. Coach Bill Belichick stepped in and immediately tossed both from practice. 

FOXBORO -- If there’s any team that can handle a crowded receivers’ meeting room, it’s the Patriots.

FOXBORO -- For the first time since playing in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Saints, Rob Gronkowski was back in uniform for Wednesday's full pads practice on the upper fields outside Gillette Stadium. Gronkowski fully participated in all parts of practice after spending the previous three days in just sweat pants and a t-shirt. 

Also returning Wednesday were tight end Aaron Hernandez and wide receiver Brandon Lloyd. Hernandez was in only shorts on Monday and wasn't seen Tuesday while Hernandez and Lloyd were sweats on Tuesday. 

FOXBORO -- Jabar Gaffney missed most of full pads practice on Wednesday afternoon after pulling up and grabbing his right quadriceps during one-on-one drills between wide receivers and cornerbacks.

FOXBORO -- For a third straight day, tight end Rob Gronkowski spent the day on the sidelines and on exercise machines instead of participating in Patriots practice. The Patriots practiced in full pads for a second straight day and Gronkowski worked out in sweat pants and a T-shirt. 

Joining Gronkowski on the sidelines for a second straight day was receiver Brandon Lloyd, while tight end Aaron Hernandez was not seen anywhere on the upper or lower fields. 

FOXBORO -- Patriots injured linebacker Dane Fletcher cleared waivers on Tuesday and was immediately placed on the team's injured reserve, in a move first reported by The Boston Globe. 

Patriots personnel chief Nick Caserio confirmed before Tuesday's practice that the three-year NFL veteran linebacker and special teams player was released on injury waivers on Monday. Any NFL team could have picked him up off waivers, including the Giants, who lost tight end Jake Ballard to the Patriots in a similar circumstance.