FOXBORO, Mass. — It's become as certain of a sight as any during Patriots training camp.
As soon as practice ends, running back Sammy Morris walks over to the corner of the practice fields and meets up with his wife and three children. They'll hang out, toss a football around for a little while, and his son, Sammy, even threw on some oversized football pads on one day.
"By the time the practice is over, especially the kids, they're already on the field in a dead sprint," Morris said. "It's always a welcomed sight."
Because Morris lives in the area, he's allowed to go home for a little bit each night following practice. Staying close with his family has kept him sane throughout the intensity of training camp.
"It's always good because one of the toughest parts of training camp is the mental grind," Morris said. "Some familiarity is always good. It's always good to get home and kind of just kind of hang out and not think about football for a second."