New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady heads to the practice field during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Brady, players union want fast verdict

Tom Brady’s attorneys said both parties believe a resolution can be reached on his disputed four-game suspension by Sept. 4.

PATRIOTS TRAINING CAMP REPORT

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It wasn’t quite the Super Bowl, but the cornerback was among defenders getting back into the swing of things in Day 2 of camp.

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The Patriots’ career points leader, who signed a four-year deal this month, said he “didn’t want to go anywhere.”

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One of the team’s many fresh faces at the postion hopes to make an impact.

opinion | Molly Goodwin

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It is vital that girls and women are able to participate in football – on and off the field.

Patriots notebook

Julian Edelman doesn’t miss a beat at Patriots’ camp

Coming off another banner season, the receiver was the go-to guy again for the quarterbacks Friday.

Christopher L. Gasper

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The Patriots’ beleaguered quarterback got back to football business as he tries to leave distractions behind.

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The Patriots’ backup QB insisted he’s not thinking about being forced into the starting role — yet

Patriots notebook

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The team received the kind of welcome you’d expect of champions, with standing ovations and player chants coming from the crowd.

Coach Bill Belichick arrives for his morning press conference before Friday’s news conference.

Bill Belichick says he didn’t see plane’s ‘cheaters’ banner

The coach says he has not been distracted by outside activities, including a plane circling above Thursday’s practice.

Ben Volin | on football

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While the owner and QB offered passionate responses to the NFL’s decision on Deflategate, they weren’t totally convincing.

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The three-year veteran had surgery on his right shoulder Feb. 10 and was expected to need six to seven months of recovery.

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The ruling was based on the NFL’s decision to file its own case before the players association could.

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The plane circled over the Patriots first practice Thursday morning with a banner that read “Cheaters look up! @jetsfanmedia.”

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

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Their answers to questions about Brady’s suspension underscore how coach Bill Belichick conditions his players to tune out the noise.

Ben Volin

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Here’s your guide to understanding the action when the Patriots begin practicing for the 2015 season.

Bill Belichick’s focus on football (and definitely not the weather)

The Patriots coach refused to discuss quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension and Deflategate.

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With training camp opening Thursday, Ben Volin looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the team.

Belichick era database

INTERACTIVE DATABASE

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Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.

From the archives

Super Bowl XLVI

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Look back at complete coverage of the Patriots' loss loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.

Past seasons

2013 season recap

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Track the high and low points of the Patriots’ 2013 season before their eventual loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game.