There hasn't been a lot of good news out of New England Patriots training camp this summer, and things don't seem to be getting any better.
Granted, Davante Adams is arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL, so there's no shame in getting shredded by him in a joint practice. Still, this is not encouraging news for a New England defense that appears to have taken a significant step back from last year.
The Patriots will try to do a better job containing Adams in this Friday's preseason game against the Raiders. They'll have to face him again in Week 15 as well, assuming he's healthy.
Bill Belichick is known for taking away opponents' best players, so perhaps New England's defense will have figured Adams out by then. For many Patriots, this is their first exposure to the five-time Pro Bowler, who spent his first eight seasons playing for the Green Bay Packers in the NFC.
If these practices are any indication, however, Adams is going to be a major problem for New England on Friday.