FOXBORO — The Patriots finished a practice that ran for roughly two hours on a beautiful summer on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium. The session was held in sweats and shells — the 13th practice of the summer, and the fourth one of camp not in pads. Here are a few quick notes:

ESPN NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck joined Dennis & Callahan Monday morning to discuss the state of the Patriots,

FOXBORO — One of the most notable scenes in camp this summer has been the sight of Rob Gronkowski working off to the side, catching passes from Tom Brady while working against

FOXBORO -- Brian Tyms knows he faces an uphill battle when it comes to winning a roster spot with the Patriots this summer, but he certainly seems like the type of guy who is used to beating the odds.

FOXBORO -- With two weeks of training camp and one preseason game in the books, the 2014 Patriots roster is really starting to take shape.

The Patriots waived rookie tight ends Justin Jones and Asa Watson, as well as running back Stephen Houston. In their place, they added tight ends Ben Hartsock, Steve Maneri and Terrence Miller, according to multiple media reports.

Steve Gregory announced his retirement from professional football Saturday.

FOXBORO — The Patriots’ preseason opening loss may not have been made-for-TV drama but in terms of the ratings, it was a big win.


LANDOVER, Md. — He was one of the bright spots on an otherwise gloomy night for the Patriots.

Guess the only question now is figuring out who presents Jimmy Garoppolo for induction in Canton.