As the NFL season draws nearer, the New England Patriots have announced dates for the start of training camp.
The Patriots will open training camp on July 26, with the team also practicing on July 27-28.
Additional dates will be added in the future, including either Saturday, July 29 or Sunday, July 30.
No tickets required
All Patriots training camp practices are free and open to the public on the grass fields behind Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
Fans can attend the open training sessions at Gillette and find open seats in designated areas. No tickets are required. Most training camp sessions last 2-3 hours.
Rookies are required to report to training camp on July 21. Quarterbacks and players on rehab assignment will report within the next few days.
All other veterans and non-roster invitees will report July 25, one day before the first practice.
The year 2023 will mark the 21st year for the Patriots training at Gillette Stadium. It’s the 63rd year of training camp for the franchise overall, which dates back to the “Boston” Patriots of the American Football League in 1960.
Preseason to start Aug. 10 vs Houston
The first preseason game for the Patriots comes on Aug. 10 against the Houston Texans. That will be New England’s lone home game of the preseason — and it will be the first opportunity for Patriots betting since legal sports betting launched in Massachusetts.
The Patriots will hold joint training camp sessions with the Green Bay Packers in August, the team announced this week. Those two teams will play a preseason game on Aug. 19 at Lambeau Field.
New England’s final preseason game is against the Tennessee Titans on Aug. 25 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.
The Patriots begin the 2023-24 regular season on Sunday, Sept. 10, at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. NFL Week 1 is one of the biggest sports betting events of the year, so you’d better believe the Massachusetts sportsbook promos will be plentiful leading into Sept. 10.
Patriots 2023 season outlook
Head coach Bill Belichick begins his 24th season with the Patriots. He is the franchise’s all-time winningest coach, and his teams have won 17 AFC East titles and made 18 trips to the playoffs.
Most importantly, under Belichick, the Patriots have won six Super Bowls and played in the conference title game 13 times. Belichick has led the Patriots to nine Super Bowl appearances, more than any coach for any team in league history.
However, it’s been five seasons since the Pats have won a division title, and the same since the franchise has won a playoff game. Since iconic quarterback Tom Brady left the team, the Patriots are 25-25.
Quarterback Mac Jones is coming off a subpar season and he will be working with a new (yet familiar) offensive coordinator, Bill O’Brien. Last season, the Pats did not have an official offensive coordinator and it showed, as the team struggled to sustain drives and find the end zone.
The team has made several roster moves to clear up cap space, and there is speculation the Patriots may pursue free agent WR DeAndre Hopkins. Last season with Arizona, the former Pro Bowl receiver caught three touchdowns for 717 yards in 10 games. He has five 1,000-plus receiving yard seasons.
There has also been speculation that the Patriots might sign a free agent running back, such as former Vikings ball carrier Dalvin Cook. He has averaged more than 1,200 yards on the ground the last four seasons.