FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Entering last season, much of the intrigue that surrounded the New England Patriots centered on the players who wouldn't be on the field.
Not only was Tom Brady on the verge of serving his four-game "Deflategate" suspension, but several players were dealing with injuries.
That's was then.
The Patriots will open training camp Thursday both healthy and retooled after capturing the franchise's fifth Super Bowl title.