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Tom Brady preaches patience

Developing chemistry with young Patriots receivers will take some time

Updated: July 30, 2013, 12:38 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass -- Before the New England Patriots held an in-stadium practice on Monday night, quarterback Tom Brady talked about the inevitable ups and downs that come with breaking in such a young receiving corps.

Monday's session turned out to be one of the downs. After three days of relatively positive momentum, the Patriots' offense took a step back. No cause for major alarm, it's just the fourth practice of camp. But if anything, it was a reminder that with such turnover and youth ...

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