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Patriots’ Brandon Bolden impresses in first appearance

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady found Brandon Bolden with a short pass on the Patriots’ first play from scrimmage against the Buccaneers on Sunday. As Bolden went to make a move up field, he was met by safety Ahmad Black and sent crashing to the Gillette Stadium turf.

However, after being inactive for New England’s first two games of the season with an ankle injury, the hit was one the Patriots’ second-year running back was happy to take.

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