Nate Ebner (S): The former rugby star turned special teams ace at Ohio State suited up for his first training camp practice this past Friday after suffering an injury that has kept him out of the first eight sessions of camp. However, Ebner has already been seen taking snaps with the top kickoff return unit (as reported by Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston).
Alfonzo Dennard (CB): The talented cornerback who fell to the Pats in the last round of the draft due to character concerns has only completed one full day of practice due to a leg injury suffered in the second day of training camp. For what it's worth though, before his injury, I did see Dennard make a solid pass defense on a ball thrown from Tom Brady down the sideline intended for Jabar Gaffney.
Jeremy Ebert (WR): Ebert just came off the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list on Sunday after failing his physical (h/t Paul Perillo of Patriots Football Weekly). He's made some nice grabs here and there but this still isn't a good start for a rookie competing for a spot on one of the deepest wide receiver classes in the NFL.
Tyler Urban (TE): The undrafted rookie out of West Virginia is making the most of his reps and has had some nice catches throughout camp so far, but like Ebert, he faces an uphill climb. If veteran tight ends Daniel Fells and Visanthe Shiancoe return to health, Urban's chances will severely diminish.
Marcus Forston (DT): There haven't been any really good or really bad reports regarding Forston's camp performance. He never lived up to the hype surrounding him heading into his collegiate career and it looks like he's not going to live up to the minimal hype he received entering his NFL career either.
Jeremiah Warren (OL): With the team thin at guard, Warren has been seeing a lot of time at both guard positions with the second team. He hasn't impressed much though.
Dustin Waldron (OL): Waldron has not looked good in practice, getting knocked around with ease on multiple occasions.
Darrion Weems (OL): Weems has been sort of a bright light among the rookie offensive lineman. He seems to hold his own in 1-on-1 drills.
Derrick Dennis (OL): Claimed off waivers from Miami last week (per Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston), Dennis had his first padded practice with the team just this Monday (per Paul Perillo of Patriots Football Weekly). It's hard to get a good read on him just yet.
Kyle Hill (OL): Hill was signed by the team just yesterday (per Patriots.com) and has yet to practice. At this point, he looks like more of a camp body than a future contributor.
Mark Zusevics (OL): After failing a team physical upon reporting to camp and consequently landing on the Active/Non-football Injury list (h/t Mike Reiss and Mike Rodak of ESPNBoston), Zusevics has yet to practice with the team.
James is a New England Patriots featured columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @JamesDiMaio for more news and updates. Unless otherwise noted, all training camp observations are first-hand.