The team returns to the practice fields today." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhitePats Pulpita New England Patriots communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpPatriots NewsOpinion and AnalysisContribute!About the SiteTopicsPatriotsOddsShopStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhitePatriots News Opinion and Analysis Contribute! FanPostsFanShotsAbout the Site List of Patriots Twitter AccountsWrite For Pats Pulpit!New User Welcome and Commenting GuideCommunity GuidelinesMastheadTopics Patriots Off-Season CoveragePatriots Opinion/AnalysisPatriots NewsPatriots Draft CoverageSportfolio ManagementFiled under:Patriots NewsPatriots AnalysisPatriots Offseason CoveragePatriots kick off third phase of offseason workouts today with organized team activitiesNew Jacob Bailey NFL Jersey ,6commentsThe team returns to the practice fields today.EDTShareTweetShareSharePatriots kick off third phase of offseason workouts today with organized team activitiesPhoto by Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesWith the Super Bowl more than three months in the past, the New England Patriots’ preparation for the 2019 season and their quest to defend the title is already fully underway. Today, the team returns to Gillette Stadium to kick off its third phase of offseason workouts: the so-called organized team activities will start and for the first time this offseason, the entire roster consisting of rookies and veterans will practice simultaneously.As regulated by the collective bargaining agreement, teams are allowed to hold a total of ten days of OTAs over the course of a four-week span. The Patriots’ sessions, as has been announced in early April, will take place the next two days and continue on Thursday, May 23. Further sessions will be held May 29-30 Jacob Bailey NFL Draft , and June 10-11. The team will furthermore hold its mandatory three-day minicamp between June 4 and 6.All coaches are permitted on the field for the third phase of offseason work, which is why OTAs are used to start teaching the first schemes and finding out how players respond. As is the case with all offseason workouts, however, no contact is allowed and neither are one-on-one drills. In order to ensure this, teams have to film all sessions and keep copies of the tapes for 30 days for the NFLPA to review.The voluntary organized team activities starting today will also feature plenty of Patriots-centric intrigue: from Tom Brady potentially (but unlikely) returning after skipping all offseason workouts up until this point to rookies getting their first non-isolated taste of life in the NFL, the next few weeks will be exciting to watch. On the second night of the 2019 draft, the planets fully aligned in a way that likely guarantees yet another New England division title (11th straight) and/or AFC title-game berth (ninth straight), at least for one more year.The other three contenders in the AFC East Jacob Bailey Buffalo Bills Jersey , none of which have done much contending in recent years, now have three of the quarterbacks taken in the top 10 of the 2018 draft.The trio became cemented with the trade that sent Josh Rosen (pick No. 10) to Miami, joining Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (No. 3) and Bills quarterback Josh Allen (No. 7).Last year, the Patriots faced Darnold and Allen only once each, due to injuries suffered by both players. This year, barring injury (or Fitzmagic), the Patriots will have six games against the young quarterbacks in their division. Throw in the fact that the Patriots will play all four teams of the AFC North (including Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson), and half of New England’s games will be played against first-round quarterbacks from the 2018 draft.Advantage Belichick Color Rush Jacob Bailey Jersey , a master of devising game plans that confuse and confound quarterbacks — especially those without much NFL experience. Which means that the Patriots will likely once again rule the division, and that the soon-to-be-42-year-old Tom Brady could end up emerging with wins over quarterbacks who were two years old (Darnold), three years old (Rosen, Allen, and Jackson), and five years old (Mayfield) when Brady arrived in the NFL via pick No. 199 of the 2000 draft.