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Patriots compete with themselves

Working out Plaxico Burress example of Bill Belichick's roster-building method

Updated: August 13, 2012, 10:07 AM ET
By Field Yates | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After adding Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney and Donte' Stallworth to a receiving group that already featured Wes Welker, Deion Branch and record-setting tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez this offseason, the New England Patriots entered training camp primed to improve an offense that generated the second-most points in all of football last season.

The early returns from the free-agent newcomers, particularly Lloyd, have been promising, as quarterback ...

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