While the Jets are working out in front of a swarm of media in sunny California, the Patriots are doing the same in a much more low-key manner in the Foxboro area.
About 12-15 players have been conducting organized football-related workouts, according to sources. Since NESN.com's report in March, the number of players has increased in size, nearly doubling in total attendance.
Names were not given, but NESN.com reported in March that captain Jerod Mayo helped organize the workouts, which have involved gym sessions, plyometrics training (strength and speed) and field work.
The workouts are completely permissible because they're being run by players, and the Patriots' staff has not been involved. By working out together, their hope is to avoid injuries once training camp begins.
"We're working hard, and it's intense," one source said. "It's a football workout, and everybody comes in there day in and day out, grinding and ready to work and ready to go. I don't know too many people who are working out as hard as we are right now. We'll definitely be ready. All of the people there will be ready when football comes back around."
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