PATS MINICAMP: Belichick Confirms Gilmore Absence, Hightower’s Return, Newton Speaks On Mac Jones On Day 2

Bill Belichick confirmed to the media prior to Tuesday’s Patriots practice cornerback Stephon Gilmore will not be attending this week’s mandatory minicamp. Reports say it’s related to his contract.

Many of the Pats veterans are on the field this week though, including Dont’a Hightower, who spoke on being back on the field after opting out of the 2020 season.

Quarterback Cam Newton also spoke with the media Tuesday, discussing rookie QB Mac Jones & his progress, being a first round quarterback in the NFL and continuing to learn the playbook this offense.

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