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Brady and Patriots' offense back on fast track

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Brady and Patriots' offense back on fast track

The stopwatch was out Saturday. And Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense quickly looked like Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense of old.

Brady dropped back to pass 43 times Saturday and got his throws off in an average of 1.94 seconds. That's the fastest he's averaged in months, and it's a big reason why the Patriots defeated the Chiefs and advanced to the AFC Championship Game.

Here's the breakdown of each pass in each drive (the number is the amount of time, in seconds, it took Brady to release the ball):

1.05 - Wide receiver screen to Brandon LaFell -- Complete, pushed out of bounds for no gain
1.68 - Shotgun pass to Julian Edelman -- Incomplete
1.97 - Shotgun pass to Edelman -- Complete for 11 yards
1.62 - Shotgun pass to Edelman -- Complete on slant route for 13 yards
1.32 - Shotgun pass to Danny Amendola -- Complete for 16 yards
1.84 - Shotgun pass to LaFell -- Incomplete between hashes
1.98 - Shotgun swing pass to LaFell -- Complete for -3 yards
3.26 - Pocket pass to Rob Gronkowski -- Complete for 32 yards
5.91 - Shotgun pass thrown from outside pocket to Edelman -- Incomplete
1.34 - Shotgun pass to Gronkowski -- Complete for 3 yards
1.21 - Shotgun pass to Gronkowski -- Complete for 8 yards (touchdown)

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1.81 - Shotgun pass to Edelman -- Complete for 3 yards
2.54 - Shotgun pass to Amendola -- Incomplete
1.64 - Shotgun pass to LaFell -- Complete for 9 yards
1.99 - Play-action pass to Edelman -- Incomplete
1.55 - Shotgun pass to Edelman -- Incomplete

* * * * *

2.45 - Play-action pass to Edelman -- Incomplete
1.63 - Shotgun pass to Steven Jackson -- Complete for 2 yards
2.60 - Shotgun pass to James White -- Incomplete

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1.08 - Shotgun pass to Edelman -- Complete for 12 yards
2.58 - Shotgun pass to Keshawn Martin -- Complete for 42 yards
1.38 - Shotgun pass to Gronkowski -- Complete for 4 yards
1.33 - Shotgun pass to Edelman -- Complete for 6 yards
0.98 - Play-action pass to Amendola -- Complete for 2 yards
4.50 - Play-action pass to LaFell -- Incomplete (Chiefs penalized for roughing the passer)
1.67 - Shotgun swing pass to Brandon Bolden -- Complete for -3 yards

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1.55 - Shotgun pass to Gronkowski -- Complete for 18 yards
1.99 - Shotgun pass to Edelman -- Complete for 14 yards
1.27 - Shotgun circle route to White -- Complete for 10 yards
1.73 - Shotgun pass to Gronkowski -- Complete for 16 yards (touchdown)

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1.17 - Shotgun pass to Edelman -- Complete for 9 yards
1.30 - Shotgun pass to White -- Complete for 29 yards
1.59 - Shotgun pass to Edelman -- Complete for 14 yards
1.39 - Shotgun pass to Lafell -- Incomplete
1.69 - Shotgun pass to Martin -- Incomplete
2.09 - Shotgun pass to Martin -- Incomplete

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1.88 - Shotgun pass to Martin -- Complete for 15 yards
1.15 - Shotgun pass to Gronkowski -- Complete for 2 yards
1.86 - Shotgun pump-and-go pass to Edelman -- Incomplete

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1.55 - Shotgun pass to Edelman -- Complete for 6 yards
5.15 - Shotgun pass -- Incomplete (thrown away on near sack)
1.54 - Shotgun pass to Gronkowski -- Incomplete

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1.59 - Shotgun pass to Edelman -- Complete for 12 yards

Patriots sign first-round pick draft pick Isaiah Wynn

Patriots sign first-round pick draft pick Isaiah Wynn

The Patriots signed first-round draft pick OL Isaiah Wynn, the team announced Friday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. 

Wynn, selected as the 23rd overall pick out of Georgia, played both guard and tackle with the Bulldogs.

New England's second-round pick, running back Sony Michel, is now the only Patriots draft selection that remains unsigned.

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Report: Patriots agree to deal with top draft pick Isaiah Wynn

Report: Patriots agree to deal with top draft pick Isaiah Wynn

The Patriots have agreed to a deal with first-round draft pick Isaiah Wynn, the offensive lineman out of Georgia, ESPN’s Field Yates reports.

Wynn, the 23rd overall pick was a guard in college but may be used at left tackle by the Pats. The only New England draft pick who remains unsigned is Wynn’s Georgia teammate, running back Sony Michel, their other first-round selection, who went 31st. 

In the NFL rookie salary scale, each drafted player gets a four-year deal and first-round picks have a fifth-year option built in. 

According to sporttrac.com’s salary projections, Wynn’s deal is worth $11.5 million total and Michel’s will be $9.69 million.

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