With their two stars, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, back in action the New England Patriots were back to work Tuesday, kicking off a three-day mandatory mini-camp at Gillette Stadium. 

The team, anchored by the dynamic duo, put together a solid opening session.

All reports are that both Brady and Gronkowski looked like they hadn't missed a beat, despite their absence at the team's OTA practice sessions.

Brady completed 21 of the 25 passes he attempted to 13 different receivers, during his portion of the offense vs. defense part of practice, according to The Athletic's Jeff Howe.

As for Gronk, the dominant tight end was his typically jovial self, making multiple catches on the day and seemingly had his way with the defenders trying to cover him, according to a Patriots.com report.

Brady and Gronk weren't the only two stars to draw some noticeable attention on the field, however, with veteran wide out Julian Edelman practicing with the team in a rather full capacity on the day.

The speedy receiver, who is working his way back from an ACL tear that cost him all of last season, participated in 7 on 7's and 11 on 11's against the defense and was said to have looked good.

With all three guys back on the field, all of the issues from this offseason seem to have dissipated, at least for the day. Getting back to what they do best might just be what the Pats need to quiet the talk and get back to another title run.


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