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Patriots’ Tom Brady a team player all the way

FOXBOROUGH - A decade ago, Tom Brady says he wasn’t nearly as appreciative of organized team activities, the no-pads, on-field work teams do in May and June, as he is now.

On Thursday, after the second of three OTA workouts the Patriots opened to media (but the seventh for the team), Brady was quick to correct a reporter who said he was 35 (that won’t happen until Aug. 3) when asked if he appreciates these practices more than he did at 25, but he acknowledged how important these days are to the development of a team.

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