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How tough is it to be a Patriots receiver?

The Patriots enter the 2013 season with a receiving corps that is largely different from the weapons Tom Brady had last year. Gone from the roster are players who accounted for 91 percent of the catches from Brady by receivers in 2012.

In their place are free-agent addition Danny Amendola, who missed 20 games the past two seasons to injuries; Josh Boyce, Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins, all rookies; and holdovers Matthew Slater (1 catch in 2012) and Julian Edelman (21 catches in 2012).

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