Scenes From Patriots Training Camp

Patriots superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski signs autographs after practice on Friday.

Last Friday was Tom Brady’s 41st birthday. As usual, fans turned out in droves to watch the team practice. 

Tom Brady mostly stood around during the portion of practice where fans were allowed.

Brady, however, mostly stood around or knelt on one knee watching the action. He took an occasional snap with the first stringers, but mostly threw the ball around on the sidelines. The team was prepping for their first preseason game this Thursday evening. 

The team practices a kickoff play.

It was a hot, humid day. But that did not stop fans from turning out in droves.

These Patriots fans dress in traditional colonial garb and, as fans know, fire their weapons (blanks, of course) after every Patriots scoring play at homes games.
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