Looks good in training camp

Thornton, who has seen a portion of first-team reps in training camp, "looks like a player on the rise," according to Zack Cox of NESN.com.

The Patriots traded up in April in order to select Thornton in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 50th overall. Though the speedster is competing for targets with experienced pros DeVante Parker, Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor, the 6-foot-2, 182-pound Baylor product is a player to watch if he's able to parlay his 4.28 speed into a a field-stretching role in the team's offense. Steady volume may not be immediate for Thornton as a rookie, but if injuries end up thinning out New England's wideout corps as the 2022 season rolls along, the soon-to-be 22-year-old could enter the fantasy lineup equation.

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Ty Montgomery

Ty Montgomery

WR | NE

Pushing for roster spot

Montgomery has been one of the Patriots' early standouts in training camp, Evan Lazar of the team's official site reports.

Kevin Harris

RB | NE

Sees second-team work

Harris has logged work with the Patriots' second unit during training camp, Evan Lazar of the team's official site reports.

Still limited

Strong remains limited in training camp due to an undisclosed injury, Henry McKenna of USA Today reports.

Hunter Henry

Hunter Henry

TE | NE

Good to go for training camp

Henry, who was limited some during last month's minicamp due to an undisclosed injury, has been participating in training camp, Paul Perillo of the Patriots' official site reports.

Limited at practice

Strong has been limited by an undisclosed injury early on in training camp, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.

DeVante Parker

DeVante Parker

WR | NE

Displays red-zone skills at practice

In Wednesday's training camp practice, Parker made a mark by scoring touchdowns on back-to-back plays during the Patriots' red-zone drills, Henry McKenna of USA Today reports.

Mac Jones

Mac Jones

QB | NE

Draws praise from his head coach

Coach Bill Belichick noted Tuesday that he has observed "dramatic improvement" from Jones, who is approaching his second campaign as a pro, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. "He did a great job last year, but he's starting from a much, much higher point this year from where he started last year," Belichick noted of the 2021 first-rounder.