FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins wiped the sweat from his forehead with the sleeve of his gray hooded sweatshirt. He was fresh from practice and a little worn out, but not beaten down.
FOXBORO -- According to a National Institutes of Health study released on Thursday, Junior Seau suffered from a degenerative brain disease often associated with repeated blows to the head.
FOXBORO -- Before the season begins, Bill Belichick tells his players the same thing: Wherever we got last year, it's going to be harder to get there.
The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Dolphins game:
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DOUBTFUL: CB Marquice Cole (finger).