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Tom Brady, young receivers start to connect

FOXBOROUGH — When Aaron Dobson is standing out on the field in his Patriots uniform, muscles bursting out of his 6-foot-4-inch frame, it’s hard to remember that he’s just a fresh-faced 22-year-old kid from West Virginia.

So yes, his first NFL game two Thursdays ago against the Jets, under the bright lights of national television, probably was a little much for him to handle. He caught a touchdown, but he also had three bad drops as he worked through his stomach butterflies.

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