Patriots, Saints Enjoy Joint Practice At Gillette

August 7, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots, Saints Enjoy Joint Practice At Gillette

" FOXBORO (CBS) – The New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints held their first of two joint practices at Gillette Stadium Tuesday afternoon.

A record crowd of nearly 17,000 fans went out to Gillette to watch the two teams take the field.

For the Patriots, this was their first opportunity of Training Camp to play against players with a different uniform. The Patriots were a bit sloppy out there on Tuesday, and head coach Bill Belichick said there is plenty of work for his squad.

“We had a really good practice,” he said. “A lot of things we need to improve on. We’ll take a look at things tonight, and we have some situations and other things to build on tomorrow. Instead of just playing one game against a team like this, we really get three good days of work against them.”

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“It was great,” said tight end Rob Gronkowski. “The Saints coming here, new competition, new guys, new looks, and you get to pick up the speed more "

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