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August 21, 2013

Patriots' Fletcher back from injury


Fletcher is doing that. And he isn’t worrying about his surgically repaired knee anymore.

“It was a big milestone after that first preseason game just to prove to myself that I’ve still got it,” he said. “I forgot how much I loved the game.”


NOTES: WR Danny Amendola missed practice for the second straight day after making six catches in last Friday’s exhibition game. Belichick said before Tuesday’s session that his return is “day to day.” ... Free-agent rookie Ryan Allen from Louisiana Tech is challenging Zoltan Mesko, entering his fourth season, for the punting job. “It’s a very competitive situation,” Belichick said Tuesday. Allen was the Ray Guy Award winner the past two years as the nation’s best college punter.

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