With the loss of Chandler Jones and Dominique Easley, Jeff Howe gives his opinion on whether the Patriots defensive line could actually be worse this season that last year.
Was Tom Brady, via his TB12 center Twitter account, firing back at those who took shots at his "dad bod" as seen in recent paparazzi photos?
Check out the pinned tweet at the top of TB12's Twitter
When it’s more important to get six rings than to get a six pack…— TB12 (@TB12sports) July 20, 2018
The TB12 Method is not about making you the MVP of the gym. It’s about living with vitality, being mentally strong, and enabling you to sustain your peak performance, so you can be MVP when it counts. https://t.co/FI1s5Vqutr
It's no doubt in response to what GQ called "#TorsoGate"
He's come a long way from the 2000 NFL combine before he was made the 199th pick overall:
Brady's TB12 Method famously touts pliability, eschews weight training and promotes what some see as an untraditional diet for an elite athlete - remember him eating a strawberry with Stephen Colbert this past winter?
The soon-to-be-41-year-old (Aug. 3) Patriots quarterback will apparently have an early start on getting into football shape. He plans to be at training camp ahead of Wednesday's veteran reporting date.
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We won't be following this four-game suspension through the federal court system the way we did another one.
Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is not going to pursue an appeal of his four-game PED suspension in court and will sit out the first four games of the regular season.
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Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network was first to report that Edelman wouldn't be going to court to appeal.
#Patriots WR Julian Edelman won’t follow Tom Brady into federal court after an arbitrator recently upheld his PED suspension. Edelman decided not to sue the league, per source — he’ll focus his energy on football and preparing for Week 5 return. Ready to compete, on the field.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 20, 2018
Edelman's teammate, Tom Brady famously took the appeal of his Deflategate four-game suspension through various federal court hearings before dropping the case before the 2016 season.
Edelman, 32, who missed all of last season recovering from ACL surgery, can participate in training camp and preseason games but will miss regular season games at home vs. the Texans Sept. 9, at the Jaguars Sept. 16, at the Lions Sept. 23 and at home vs. the Dolphins Sept. 30.