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Adrian Peterson, Donald Penn both asked Tom Brady for his jersey after Patriots-Redskins

Adrian Peterson, Donald Penn both asked Tom Brady for his jersey after Patriots-Redskins

Tom Brady's opponents don't like losing to him -- but they certainly respect him.

That much was evident Sunday at FedExField after the New England Patriots rolled to a 33-7 win over the Washington Redskins.

As the teams shook hands, Washington running back Adrian Peterson sought out Brady to ask him for his game-worn jersey.

"Hey, I need the jersey," Peterson told Brady, who responded that he'd send it over after the game.

But Peterson wasn't the only Washington player in the market for No. 12's threads, offensive lineman Donald Penn approached Brady right after Peterson with the same request.

Brady had to break the bad news that Peterson asked him first, but told Penn he'd send a non-game-worn jersey his way, too.

It's common practice for NFL stars to swap jerseys with players they respect and don't face on a yearly basis. Peterson and Penn both are established veterans who obviously appreciate Brady's sustained success, so it's no surprise they were lining up to greet the GOAT on Sunday.

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Patriots 53-man roster projection entering training camp

Patriots 53-man roster projection entering training camp

The Patriots have already hit the field in Foxboro, but we'll have to wait until Monday to see them put the pads on for the first time.

It will be a training camp unlike any other; New England was supposed to open the preseason Thursday night against the Lions â€” and their 2020 season-opener against the Dolphins is just a month away.

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But Bill Belichick will have a lot of decisions to make over the next few weeks. Will Cam Newton seize the starting QB job as expected â€” and will the team carry both Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as well? How can the team make up for a league-high eight opt-outs including defensive stalwarts Dont'a Hightower and Patrick Chung along with starting right tackle Marcus Cannon? How many of the team's 10 draft picks from this spring will make the team?

Those questions will be answered over the coming weeks, but before practices begin in earnest, let's take an early look at how the team's roster will shake out.

Click here for the Patriots' 53-man roster projection entering training camp.

 

Lamar Miller, agent Drew Rosenhaus confirm RB's signing with Patriots

Lamar Miller, agent Drew Rosenhaus confirm RB's signing with Patriots

Lamar Miller officially is a member of the New England Patriots, it appears.

The Patriots still haven't announced Miller's signing after a report Monday that the free-agent running back had agreed to a one-year contract with the team.

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But Miller's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed his client put pen to paper Wednesday to join the Patriots.

Miller also confirmed the news by sharing Rosenhaus' announcement on his Instagram story.

 

Miller has topped 1,000 rushing yards in two of his eight NFL seasons and made the Pro Bowl with the Houston Texans in 2018. He missed the entire 2019 season due to a torn ACL, however, and his days as a workhorse running back might be behind him at age 29.

Still, the Patriots could use Miller's services with reports that Sony Michel may not be ready for Week 1 as he recovers from ankle surgery. Miller could fill Michel's role as an early-down rusher to complement James White, Rex Burkhead and Damien Harris.

Miller wasn't spotted at Patriots training camp Wednesday, but expect him to show up at Gillette Stadium soon now that his deal is official.