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The Patriots wrapped up their second week of training camp with a padless scrimmage. The light Gillette Stadium practice featured mixed starters on both teams, while only season ticket holders could attend.
Overall, it was an uneventful evening that sparked an undrafted dream in Quinn Nordin. Nordin was 10/10 in all of his kicks. He was iced multiple times and continued to kick it through the uprights. The former Michigan Kicker is the clear winner of this week. Here are the kicks Nordin was perfect from on Friday:
– Newly acquired Linebacker Raekwon McMillan will miss the entire 2021 season with a torn ACL. McMillan was having a great camp, looking well suited for the 53-man roster.
– The Patriots signed LB Cassh Maluia, a familar face in Foxboro.
– Tight End Dalton Keene was placed on season-ending IR. The former 3rd round pick has yet to do much in a Patriots uniform, leaving fans wondering if his time in New England is doubtful. The team activated Devin Asiasi off of the COVID-19 list.
Week 2 Winners
QB Mac Jones
Ever since Cam Newton took the lead in the QB competition, Jones trimmed the deficit significantly. After Tuesday’s practice, Jones accounted for 42 throws to Newton’s 24.
Jones is still being thrown into the Lion’s Den with first team reps and heavy activity in the passing game. Jones may have done his best before the snap this week. One play featured Jones alerting the blitzing Linebacker, having the RB pick it up, beating the blitz on a quick slant. Again, it is important to remember that Newton and Jones have had similar days of success. It is going to come down to which QB can perform at that level every day.