Legal specialists unwilling to pick winner in Brady suit

Some believe Tom Brady has a compelling argument and a chance to have his suspension vacated; others believe he has no shot.

John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Few, if any, experts consider this a slam-dunk case for No. 12.

BEN VOLIN I SUNDAY FOOTBALL NOTES

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Let’s step away from the controversy surrounding footballs and go around the NFL.

PATRIOTS NOTEBOOK

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/08/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/200_legarrette_blount.jpg LeGarrette Blount makes training camp debut in first full-pads practice

Blount was on the PUP list previously after failing the team’s conditioning test.

Patriots training camp report

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Dobson outjumped Darryl Roberts’s tight coverage, brought the ball down, and got his feet inbounds.

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The postseason standout is off to a solid start in training camp.

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The guard, a fourth-round pick, spent three years in Georgia Tech’s triple-option attack.

KEVIN PAUL DUPONT I ON SECOND THOUGHT

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Whether it’s Division 3 or the NFL, Maurer and Welter are pioneers in a workspace they’ve changed by their mere presence.

Sports Log

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Williams tore his left Achilles’ tendon during a punt return drill and will miss the 2015 season.

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)

AP

Brady, players union want fast verdict

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/462534022.jpg Stephen Gostkowski is happy to still be with Patriots

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/29/BostonGlobe.com/BCOM/Images/chin092913patsfalcons_spt46.jpg Is there a corner spot for new Patriot Robert McClain?

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

PATRIOTS TRAINING CAMP REPORT

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The cornerback was among defenders getting back into the swing of things in Day 2 of camp.

Patriots notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Tlumacki_patriotstrainingcampday2449.jpg 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.

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.

Christopher L. Gasper

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-7124-7049--90x90.jpg Tom Brady finds a safe haven on practice field

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

Belichick era database

INTERACTIVE DATABASE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2004g18c-2786--90x90.JPG Patriots during the Bill Belichick era

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.