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Patriots open camp, try to ignore 'Deflategate' noise

Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling "Free Tom Brady" T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots' first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how they felt. Brady took the field to a boisterous cheer from the more than 10,000 fans who sat in a sweltering sun to see the Super Bowl champions open the defense of their title. Team owner Robert Kraft, who lashed out at the NFL a day earlier for upholding Brady's suspension, also got loud applause when he came out on the field. Kraft waved to fans when he arrived and then signed autographs for about 20 minutes at the end of practice. Fans were...

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