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Patriots Training Camp: 2010 Season Begins With Two Practices On Thursday

The 51st season in Patriots' franchise history begins Thursday morning with the start of New England's 2010 Training Camp. The schedule for today looks like this:

9:00 A.M.  Bill Belichick press conference
9:30-11:15 A.M. - Morning practice
4-5:30 P.M. - Afternoon practice

This StoyStream will have updates throughout the next few weeks, taking you right into the preseason games and down to the 53-man roster, while Pats Pulpit will be reporting from many of the practices.

Patriots Roster | 2010 Schedule

Training Camp guide from the New England Patriots | Fan's Guide to Training Camp

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Say Goodbye ...

Chris Baker, TE (released, signed with Seahawks)
Jarvis Green, DE (signed with Broncos)
Benjamin Watson, TE (signed with Browns)
Adalius Thomas, LB (released)
Shawn Springs, CB (released)

And Say Hello To New Faces

David Patten, WR (welcome back)
Marques Murrell, LB
Alge Crumpler, TE
Damione Lewis, DL
Gerard Warren, DL
Torry Holt, WR
David King, P

Rookies:

Rob Gronkowski, TE
Jermaine Cunningham, LB
Brandon Spikes, LB
Taylor Price, WR
Aaron Hernandez, TE
Zoltan Mesko, P
Ted Larsen, C
Thomas Welch, OT
Brandon Deadrick, DE
Kade Weston, DT
Zac Robinson, QB

Complete Practice Schedule For Opening Week Of Training Camp:

Friday, July 30: 9:30-11:15 a.m. morning practice; 3:45-5:30 p.m. afternoon practice
Saturday, July 31: 9:30-11:15 a.m. morning practice; 3:45-5:30 p.m. afternoon practice
Sunday, Aug. 1: 9:30-11:15 a.m. morning practice; 3:45-5:30 p.m. afternoon practice
Monday, Aug. 2: 9:30-11:15 a.m. morning practice; 3:45-5:30 p.m. afternoon practice
Tuesday, Aug. 3: 9:30-11:15 a.m. morning practice; 7 p.m. season ticket holder event
Wednesday, Aug. 4: 9:30-11:15 a.m. morning practice; 3:45-5:30 p.m. afternoon practice

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Key Roster Dates:
August 31: Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players
September 4: Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players
September 5: Clubs establish practice squad of 8 players

Preseason Games Schedule:

Thursday, Aug. 12, 7:30 P.M.: Patriots vs. Saints
Thursday, Aug. 19, 7 P.M.: Patriots at Falcons
Thursday, Aug. 26, 7:30 P.M.: Patriots vs. Ram
Thursday, Sept. 2, 7 P.M.: Patriots at Giants

2010 Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 12, 1 P.M. - Patriots vs. Bengals