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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says President beats Tom Brady at golf

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski says President beats Tom Brady at golf

Tom Brady and President Donald Trump sound like fierce competitors on the golf course.

Corey Lewandowski, who managed the president’s campaign, provided some insight into the relationship between Brady and Trump.

“Well, they’re friends,” Lewandowski told CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay during 'Tanguay Takes America.' “They’ve had a long relationship, a long friendship. I know that the president respects Tom and his competitive nature, and how good he is, because Trump loves winners, and Tom’s one of the greatest winners ever. But what I think the president also likes more than anything is that he can beat Tom at golf.”

Tanguay had a hard time believing Trump can actually beat Brady.

“Oh he does,” Lewandowski said. “He’s an excellent golfer.”

When together, Brady and Trump don’t talk politics, Lewandowski said. But Trump has dropped Brady’s name on a few different occasions during political events. Most notably, the president mentioned Brady on the eve of the election at a New Hampshire rally by announcing Brady had voted for him. Trump also read a letter penned by Bill Belichick at that same rally.

“Tom and Coach Belichick came out at the very end of the campaign, and endorsed Mr. Trump, which I thought was very nice. Bill wrote a beautiful letter,” Lewandowski said.

Brady has otherwise strayed away from politics, and avoids saying anything controversial. Tanguay pointed out that Belichick came out and supported Trump in a stronger way than Brady.

“He did, but it doesn’t matter,” Lewandowski said. “It doesn’t matter, because he’s won President of the United States.”

Brady’s got a big competition of his own to win — he’s preparing for Super Bowl LI. Lewandowski is a New Hampshire-native, and a big Patriots fan. But it sounds like he and Trump will be rooting from D.C. — Lewandowski said he didn’t think Trump would be in Houston for the Super Bowl.

“I want to see Tom Brady and the Patriots win the Super Bowl coming up,” Lewandowski said. “And I think the President might have an affinity that way, too.”

Patriots TE Devin Asiasi joins Cam Newton, N'Keal Harry for workouts

Patriots TE Devin Asiasi joins Cam Newton, N'Keal Harry for workouts

Twelve days ago, Cam Newton was still a free agent looking for work.

But ever since he agreed to a one-year contract with the Patriots, he's been very busy trying to get ready for the 2020 season, learning the playbook and developing chemistry with his new receivers.

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In addition to N'Keal Harry, whose workout with Newton was captured on video, rookie tight end Devin Asiasi was also catching passes from New England's new quarterback. Twitter user amirmehrtash15 took pictures with both Asiasi and Newton at the UCLA practice session and posted them in reponse to the Providence Journal's Mark Daniels.

The workout wasn't limited to Patriots, as Browns wideout Odell Beckham Jr. was also in attendance.

Newton trying to fast-track a relationship with his new teammates makes perfect sense. He set up his first practice with Mohamed Sanu on the day he signed his Patriots contract, and in less than two weeks, he's already connected with three of the guys who will be among his top receiving options in 2020.

The Patriots certainly hope all that extra work pays off, as training camps could open as soon as the end of this month once the NFL and NFLPA can finalize preseason dates.

Jarvis Landry begs Tom Brady to speak up: 'We need to hear you'

Jarvis Landry begs Tom Brady to speak up: 'We need to hear you'

Tom Brady has lent his name, voice, and stature when players have had issues with the NFL in the past. In 2011, the then-Patriots quarterback was among 10 players who sued the NFL in federal court in an antitrust lawsuit asking to prevent a lawsuit.

And now, one of Brady's NFL brethren is asking the now-Bucs QB to step up again.

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Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry tweeted at Brady Thursday night, imploring the future Hall of Famer to step up and lend his voice on calls with the NFL.

While Landry didn't specify what he was asking Brady to speak up about, the NFL and NFLPA have been discussing a litany of issues regarding the upcoming 2020 season, which is only two months away.

A variety of medical and testing protocol questions amid the coronavirus pandemic have yet to be resolved, and the league's ban on postgame jersey swaps was widely lampooned by players on Thursday.

NBC Sports Boston's Tom E. Curran even suggested that the league should postpone the season by a month while it gets its business in order, but for now Landry wants one of the league's most prominent players to assist in the process.

He explained why he called out Brady specifically in a response to a tweet criticizing him for his original post. (Warning: NSFW language below.)

Whether or not Brady lends his voice, the time to figure out all of the roadblocks to a 2020 season is rapidly running out. Rookies are scheduled to report to training camps a week from Sunday.