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Most top players with Patriots as offseason workouts open

The Patriots’ first workout of the offseason on Monday was voluntary, but a video on the team’s website confirms that most if not all of the team’s key players were back working at Gillette Stadium.

Quarterback Tom Brady, new cornerback Darrelle Revis, and the entire receiving corps – outside of injured Aaron Dobson – were among the dozens of players at Monday’s workout as the Patriots opened Phase I of the nine-week offseason program. Players can only work with the training and medical staff for the first two weeks. On-field positional drills without pads can take place in weeks 3-5, and full-team 11-on-11 work can occur over the last four weeks of the offseason, culminating in a three-day minicamp in June.

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Among those also in attendance, according to the team’s video:

WR Julian Edelman

DE Chandler Jones

WR Brandon LaFell

S Devin McCourty

LB Jerod Mayo

LB Dont’a Hightower

WR Danny Amendola

CB Kyle Arrington

QB Ryan Mallett

WR Kenbrell Thompkins

S Patrick Chung

CB Logan Ryan

S Duron Harmon

WR Josh Boyce

S Tavon Wilson

TE Michael Hoomanawanui

WR Matthew Slater

FB James Develin

S Kanorris Davis

CB Justin Green

S Nate Ebner

TE DJ Williams

It was unclear if new cornerback Brandon Browner was in attendance, but he was likely involved given his $250,000 workout bonus. He is one of several Patriots getting a bonus to attend the voluntary offseason program.

Three other players are also getting $250,000 (Rob Gronkowski, Logan Mankins, Mayo). Vince Wilfork gets $200,000, and four players get $100,000 (Rob Ninkovich, Shane Vereen, Stephen Gostkowski, Slater), among others. In most cases, players must participate in 80-90 percent of workouts to receive their bonuses. Injured players like Gronkowski, who is rehabbing two torn knee ligaments, earn credit for participating in the workout program if they perform their rehab at the team facility.

Those without workout bonuses, like Revis, get paid $175 per session. Per NFL rules, the Patriots can hold four practices per week, and none on the weekend.

Follow Ben Volin on Twitter at @BenVolin.
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