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Sunday football notes

NFL’s OTAs have value, but nothing to lose sleep over

The most important thing to happen at the Patriots’ offseason practices last week was something that didn’t happen at all.

It wasn’t that Tom Brady began developing a rapport with a new stable of receivers. Or that rookie receiver Aaron Dobson made a couple of fantastic catches. Or that defensive backs Ras-I Dowling and Steve Gregory made impressive plays on the football.

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