The Patriots are in Atlanta this week for a couple of joint practices with the Falcons prior to Thursday night’s preseason game.

Going back to old way of tuning up – Albert R. Breer has Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff talking about what the teams hope to accomplish with this arrangement.

With help from Brady, Hernandez opening NFL career on strong note – Christopher Price has a look at how Tom Brady is taking Aaron Hernandez under his wing in this training camp. Mike Reiss has a look at the Patriots new look at tight end.

Longtime reserve defensive lineman Mike Wright gets shot – Um, nice headline to Ian Rapoport’s article on the D-Line backup, who will again see a bigger role this season.

In this corner: Terrence Wheatley – Karen Guregian has the 2008 draft pick stepping up his game in this camp.

Patriots’ confidence grows in Brian Hoyer – Robert Lee has the Patriots backup QB continuing to grow in his role.

Welker game plan incomplete – Shalise Manza Young’s notebook has the Patriots not revealing their plans for the receiver this preseason.

The wizard – David Willis has a look at Red Sox prospect Jose Iglesias and his ability to thrill fans simply by taking infield practice.

Future spree: On a hectic day, Sox spend heavily on draftees – Alex Speier has the Red Sox wrapping up business with their draftees, including signing prized right-handed pitcher Anthony Ranaudo.

Dustin Pedroia a sight for sore eyes – Joe McDonald says that the second baseman will provide a much-needed spark in his return to the lineup.

Power surge recharges Hall – Amalie Benjamin’s notebook has Bill Hall enjoying baseball this season.

Losses are piling up for scalpers – Robert Mays looks at plummeting business for scalpers outside Fenway Park. A look at TiqIQ shows the average ticket price for Red Sox games dropping to the lowest in years. The average price to tickets for Wednesday and Thursday’s games are $37 and $36 respectively.

A dream duo for Davis – Scott Souza has Glen Davis thrilled to have the opportunity to play with his idol, Shaquille O’Neal.

New Bruins Assistant Coach Doug Jarvis Expected to Replace Craig Ramsay’s Experience – Douglas Flynn has a very good look at the new Bruins assistant coach.