Patriots camp filled with fresh faces

First- and second-year players get big chances on Day 1

Updated: July 30, 2010, 9:14 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The first day of New England Patriots training camp is in the books, and it might best be summed up this way: fresh start, fresh faces.

This team has a much different look than its uninspiring predecessor -- a younger look, and with that comes a new energy.

Perhaps more than any other time in Bill Belichick's 11-year tenure, he's counting on talented but unproven players to deliver in key spots. That seemed clear from watching two spirited, full-pads sessions Thursday, ...

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