Tom Brady, almost 36, still putting in extra work for the Patriots

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FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady will be 36 Saturday, an age when most NFL veterans who are lucky to make it this far think about taking it easy during training camp, or skipping the first few weeks altogether.

The Falcons are allowing Tony Gonzalez, 37, to take all the time off he needs this camp as long as he’s ready for Week 1. And who can forget Brett Favre’s constant waffling at the end of his career, due almost entirely to his hatred of training camp?

Brady, though, has been forced to take the opposite approach this season.

He knew that for the Patriots to be successful this season, he better start working with his new cast of receivers, who lack experience.

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