Making forward progress

Tom Brady and his receivers moving into next phase of a long process

Updated: August 3, 2013, 1:08 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- And in this week's edition of "Tom and his New Targets," what did we learn?

Mainly, that as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady acclimates to a revamped receiving corps (the Patriots could become the first team since the 1997 New Orleans Saints to open a season without its top five pass-catchers from the previous year), he sees some encouraging signs with the young pups of the group. Second-round draft choice Aaron Dobson (Marshall), fourth-rounder Josh Boyce ...

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