Found October 13, 2013 on NESN.com:
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FOXBORO, Mass. — Finding a receiver who can learn the Patriots’ offense in just a week and a half is a near impossibility. But apparently New England just had to sign the most persistent player they could find. Austin Collie‘s persistence goes beyond just coming back to the game after numerous injuries, most notably his concussions. Collie was in Tom Brady‘s ear constantly during the portion of practice open to the media this week. Collie was jogging to Brady’s left, asking questions at the line, while running and after warmups. And as the rest of the players were stretching, Collie was catching passes from Brady, and asking him even more questions. “In stretch lines, just having him quiz me, giving me plays,” Collie said. “It’s one thing to hear it from your coach or another person, but it’s another to hear actually from the person who’s going to be calling. So I had to get used to that and I have to take every opportunity possible, so any free time we have, always asking questions.”
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