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June 14, 2012
Eric Kettani took his turn hitting a blocking sled during one of the Patriots minicamp workouts this week.
Tom Brady has been at the center of the practices as he heads into his 13th season with the Patriots.
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Julian Edelman went low for this catch in the minicamp, which is the one mandatory offseason session for players.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick, right, welcomed ex-Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa, center, and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau to practice.
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Defensive back Devin McCourty, left, needed a water break.
New Patriots receiver Brandon Lloyd went to his knees for this catch.
Defensive back Ras-I Dowling, who spent much of last year on injured reserve, participated in the drills.
Tom Brady tried to get acquainted with a bevy of new receivers during the workouts.
Rookie defensive back Alfonzo Dennard, left, ran with veteran Devin McCourty.
Defensive lineman Jamie Richard, left, slammed a blocking pad into offensive lineman Dan Koppen.
Tom Brady, as usual, drew a large contingent of reporters when he answered questions.
Bill Belichick oversaw a minicamp that will precede his 13th season as Patriots coach.