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Patriots get back to business

FOXBOROUGH — Rain and an unseasonably cool morning be damned, nearly 6,400 fans crowded into the bleachers lining the Patriots’ practice fields on Friday morning, thrilled to be on hand for the first day of training camp for the 2013 season.

They weren’t the only ones: before striding onto those fields, Bill Belichick said he was “anxious” to get things started.

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