Invoice Belichick shared updates on Ezekiel Elliott and the outcomes of Patriots-Packers joint practices

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Belichick mentioned Elliott’s acclimation to the Patriots is “undoubtedly not there but, however we’re getting there.”

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Invoice Belichick at a press convention earlier in August. Mark Stockwell/Boston Globe

The Purple Sox misplaced to the Nationals 10-7 on Thursday. Regardless of scoring six runs within the seventh to make the sport shut, Boston was unable to bridge the hole.

Tonight, the Purple Sox start a three-game collection within the Bronx towards the Yankees at 7:05 p.m.

Invoice Belichick’s ideas on Ezekiel Elliott and the joint practices: The 2 days of Patriots-Packers joint practices ended on an eventful notice, with each groups escalating the depth on Thursday (a day through which New England appeared to come back out on high).

The midweek practices had been additionally notable for offering a primary take a look at Ezekiel Elliott in a Patriots uniform. Having signed shortly earlier than the group traveled to Inexperienced Bay, Elliott continues to be acclimating to his new group.

Invoice Belichick defined what he’s seen from the 28-year-old working again to this point.

“It’s been superb. , a few days simply spending numerous time with Vinnie [Sunseri] and Billy [O’Brien], when it comes to simply getting caught up on terminology and issues on the offense and all of that,” Belichick mentioned throughout a Friday press convention. “He took a number of snaps yesterday. So we’ll work him into it. We’ll see the way it goes.”

“He’s solely been right here two days. We haven’t actually been in a position to observe with him,” mentioned Belichick when requested how Elliott seems to be.

The Patriots coach is taking a affected person view of the veteran’s progress.

“It’s coming alongside. He’s undoubtedly not there but, however we’re getting there.”

Belichick was additionally requested about a number of the scuffling that came about between the 2 groups through the second observe on Thursday.

“I don’t assume that’s actually what it was about,” Belichick replied, noting that he was extra within the roughly 200 snaps his group bought in through the span of the two-day interval.

“We had numerous snaps right here, so we benefited quite a bit from working towards the Packers,” he added. “They’re actually good to work towards.”

The Patriots now face the Packers within the group’s second preseason sport on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. It can provide a take a look at for each groups, however Belichick — trying on the longer-term implications — views the joint practices as a invaluable a part of the team-building course of.

“Two good days for us right here.”

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Trace: One performed his whole MLB profession in Boston. One led the league in complete bases in 2011. The third stole 126 bases with the Purple Sox (good for ninth on the group’s all-time record) in six seasons earlier than being traded.

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