FOXBORO, Mass. — Day 4 of New England Patriots training camp ended prematurely after the skies opened up and rain poured down on the team.
Before practice was called off, quarterback Tom Brady saw a decreased workload for the first time this summer. Brady attempted just three passes in team drills, with the rest of the reps delivered by backups Ryan Mallett and Jimmy Garoppolo.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski participated in an 11-on-11 walkthrough, but he was held out of full contact team drills.
Defensive backs Jemea Thomas and Daxton Swanson and offensive lineman Chris Martin were not spotted at practice. Wide receivers Aaron Dobson, Matthew Slater and Jeremy Gallon, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, linebacker Deontae Skinner and defensive tackle Dominique Easley were present but not in uniform. Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly wore shoulder pads and a jersey for the second consecutive day, but he wasn’t a full participant for the Patriots.
Newly signed wide receivers Cole Stanford and Brian Tyms were full participants in practice. Stanford wore No. 14 while Tyms sported No. 84.