By Michael Hurley, CBS dangolka
dangolka (CBS) — For these Patriots who haven’t opted out, it’s formally time to get to work in prepartion for the 2020 NFL season. For the receiving corps, which means creating chemistry with Cam Newton and catching the brand new quarterback on top of things on the famously advanced offense that’s run by Josh McDaniels in Foxboro.
That work has been happening in some smaller 1-on-1 exercises with Newton in current weeks, however now it appears as if the entire gang has gotten collectively.
With a caption of “*punches clock*,” Julian Edelman shared some photos on Instagram. Three present Edelman being in fairly good condition, and the fourth image reveals the receiving group of Edelman, Jakobi Meyers, Damiere Byrd, N’Keal Harry and Gunner Olszewski.
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#Patriots broad receiver Julian Edelman "punches clock" and is able to go. Pictured right here from left to proper: Jakobi Meyers, Edelman, Cam Newton, Damiere Byrd, N'Keal Harry, Gunner Olszewski (through @Edelman11 on IG). pic.twitter.com/sNVqcFIvsB
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) July 31, 2020
Whereas Newton’s shorts are definitely attention-grabbing, it’s the look of Olszewski that actually stands out. With a classic Def Leppard 1988 tour shirt, a Bass Professional Outlets hat, and a pulled down American flag gaiter, Gunner definitely confirmed as much as this exercise trying authentically … Gunner.
Gunner Olszewski at an NFL exercise with Cam Newton is an aspirational look. Few — if any — have ever confirmed to work out with Cam Newton and fellow NFL broad receivers trying like this. pic.twitter.com/lO1kiIpva8
— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) July 31, 2020
He sort of appears to be like like a suburban dad who’s heading exterior to mow the garden. You possibly can’t educate that sort of model.
Olszewski left a touch upon Edelman’s publish, complimenting the 34-year-old’s physique whereas seemingly suggesting that age isn’t slowing down Edelman.
“Bro you narrow up like a Christmas ham” Olszewski wrote. “How outdated are you?”
Olszewski, a 23-year-old Texas native, was an undrafted free agent for the Patriots final 12 months. He was minimize on the finish of the summer season, solely to be introduced again shortly thereafter, following a commerce that opened up a roster spot. He would play in eight video games for the Patriots, returning 20 punts (with a nine-yard return common) whereas catching two passes for 34 yards.
The 6-foot, 190-pound Olszewksi might not be a lock to make the roster in 2020. However with a appear to be that, it’s secure to say that he caught his quarterback’s consideration on what was probably their first assembly.