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New targets not slowing Brady

It's early, but New England's revamped receiving corps looks promising

Originally Published: August 12, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- So much for feeling sorry for Tom Brady.

The offseason completely altered Brady's bunch of pass-catchers as camp opened minus his seven top targets from 2012. Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, Deion Branch, Brandon Lloyd and Danny Woodhead were gone. Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman were injured.

The Patriots spent two days going against the Philadelphia Eagles' defense, and Brady dominated with a completely new cast of receiving characters.

That bodes well ...

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