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Patriots cancel rest of offseason program

Bill Belichick congratulates Romeo Crennel on a great career
Bill Belichick congratulates Romeo Crennel on a great career 00:55

FOXBORO – The Patriots' mandatory minicamp ended up being slightly shorter than originally planned.

Bill Belichick opted not to hold the third and final practice of the week. Day 3 of minicamp was scheduled to take place Thursday but was canceled.

Players were next scheduled to be on the practice field on Monday with the final round of OTAs. But Belichick canceled those sessions as well, the Patriots announced Thursday afternoon.

This has been common in past years, with Belichick rewarding players for their hard work. New England will next hit the field for the start of training camp, though no starting date has been announced yet. 

The first two days of minicamp were relatively uneventful. Wide receiver Tre Nixon was among the standouts from the sessions, while Mac Jones was solid by all accounts as well.

All players who had been missing during voluntary offseason sessions were present during the mandatory practices. 

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