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10 questions for Patriots training camp

There isn’t much of an offseason in the NFL anymore, and that’s just the way commissioner Roger Goodell likes it. After the Super Bowl is the ever-growing combine, which is followed by the coverage leading up to the draft. The league has even made the revealing of the coming season’s schedule into a prime-time television event.

But this week, real football — not the half-speed organized team activities and minicamp — returns to the fields behind Gillette Stadium. The Patriots open training camp on Thursday, with fans able to come for free and watch their first practice Friday morning.

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