he overwhelming theme of the day in Foxboro was Antonio Brown's lawsuit, but on the football side it was his adjustment to the team's program. Although he's a 10-year NFL veteran, Brown will need to quickly learn a new playbook if he's going to get on the field with the Pats as soon as this Sunday.

"Like a lot of new players it's about getting up to speed and so forth. There's a lot to learn," said Tom Brady. [...]

he overwhelming theme of the day in Foxboro was Antonio Brown's lawsuit, but on the football side it was his adjustment to the team's program. Although he's a 10-year NFL veteran, Brown will need to quickly learn a new playbook if he's going to get on the field with the Pats as soon as this Sunday.

"Like a lot of new players it's about getting up to speed and so forth. There's a lot to learn," said Tom Brady. "Coming in this time of year is challenging but that's just the situation. It happens a lot around the NFL. That's happened over the years so we're just trying to do the best we can do."

Brown will join a talented wide receiver corps that features Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett. They say there is only one ingredient that Brown must embrace. "It's tough," Dorsett said, "but at the end of the day it all depends on how hard you work and how hard you study."

Brady, by the way, was asked about the chance that Brown took him up on a reported offer to stay at his home in Brookline while he settles into life in New England. "I'm not getting into all that," Brady said.

The Patriots did position Brown in an important area of the team's locker room. Brady has Dorsett to his right and now Brown on his left. Asked about the importance of receivers working in his vicinity, Brady smiled and said "that's like Park Place and Broadway, that area of our locker room. That's the high-rent district."

Injury report

The Patriots apparently made it through the season-opener in relatively good health. While Marcus Cannon's shoulder could keep him out of the Miami game, the only other players who were limited at Wednesday's practice were running back Brandon Bolden (hamstring) and tight end Matt LaCosse (ankle).

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