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New England Patriots Inactive Report for Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles

The New England Patriots kicked off their rookie minicamp yesterday. Unlike previous years where rookies received numbers in the 50’s and 60’s, this year players received their actual NFL jersey numbers immediately. Only first-round pick Drake Maye is wearing his college number in the NFL (No. 10) so there could still be some changes with this group before the season begins.

For now, the players have received:

QB Drake Maye – No. 10
WR Ja’Lynn Polk – No. 1
OT Caeden Wallace – No. 70
OL Layden Robinson – No. 63
WR Javon Baker – No. 6
CB Marcelas Dial Jr. – No. 27
QB Joe Milton III – No. 19
TE Jaheim Bell – No. 88

New Patriots Alternate Logo

As seen in the post above from the New England Patriots official X account, the franchise has added an “alternate logo” this season. It does not appear this will be used as part of the uniform but will be used in marketing, and on merchandise. There has been a mixed reaction to the logo on social media. Generally speaking, since there are immediate plans to use it as part of the uniform it is not a big deal. This is a “soft rollout” of sorts, where the team can see how it is received, how merchandise sells, and whether it should be incorporated more or less in the future.

Also in today’s Patriots Football Daily:

New England Patriots News

New England’s Rookie Minicamp Roster

Patriots 90-Man Roster Spotlight: LS Joe Cardona

Christian Gonzalez is excited and ready to go

Kelley: Who does New England’s GM ‘search’ make sense to?

Football Fun Fact of the Day

Former New England Patriots QB Cam Newton turns 35 today. Newton is the NFL all-time leader in rushing touchdowns for a quarterback with 75. Second on the list is current Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen (53). Steve Grogan is the New England Patriots career leader with (35).

Post of the Day

Today’s post is from the New England Patriots official X account, highlighting a memorable day for many NFL hopefuls:

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