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Tom Brady’s extra work needed this year

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady will be 36 Saturday, an age when most NFL veterans who are lucky to make it this far think about taking it easy during training camp, or skipping the first few weeks altogether.

The Falcons are allowing Tony Gonzalez, 37, to take all the time off he needs this camp as long as he’s ready for Week 1. And who can forget Brett Favre’s constant waffling at the end of his career, due almost entirely to his hatred of training camp?

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