Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski were there last week for the mandatory minicamp.
But neither of them are going to volunteer to hang around.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Patriots stars won’t be attending this week’s voluntary OTA sessions, including a team field trip.
That means their next appearance will be when players report for training camp on July 26, with practices to begin the next day.
We started going back and forth on it. There were two major numbers that I couldn’t believe. One was about 80 million people stopped watching sports on the weekend when football goes off the air. That’s one. The second one though that was even more intriguing to me was a minimum of 20 million people stop playing all forms of fantasy sports the day football goes off the air.
The Rockies have allowed a major league record three or more home runs in five consecutive home games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Colorado also has given up 10 or more hits in 11 consecutive games since May 28. That’s the longest in the majors since Seattle’s 11-game streak in August of 2008 and the longest in the National League since the Dodgers had a 12-game streak from Aug. 23-Sept. 5, 2006.
Diamondbacks: OF Steven Souza Jr. (right pectoral strain) took live at-bats against injured starters Robbie Ray (strained right oblique) and Jorge De La Rosa (right Achilles bursitis) on Saturday. Ray threw two innings and De La Rosa one. Both will take Sunday off. … A.J. Pollock (fractured thumb) will have a CT scan next week. … RHP Shelby Miller (Tommy John surgery) will throw 85-90 pitches for Double-A Jackson on Sunday.