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Antonio Brown gets thoughtful advice from ex-teammate Le'Veon Bell

Antonio Brown gets thoughtful advice from ex-teammate Le'Veon Bell

Both Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown's storied tenures in Pittsburgh had unhappy endings in the past year, albeit for different reasons.

After holding out for the entire 2018 season, Bell inked a $52.5 million ($25 million guaranteed) contract with the New York Jets in free agency. As for Brown, the star wide receiver's exit largely was a result of sour grapes between him and his longtime quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.

Now, the two ex-Steelers stars will face off twice a year after Brown forced his way out of Oakland to join the New England Patriots.

That brief yet tumultuous stint with the Raiders certainly didn't do anything to help Brown's image, but Bell can relate to his former teammate and still sees him as a "good person." In an interview with ESPN's Dianna Russini, the Jets' new star running back explained why he doesn't hold anything against Brown and even offered some advice for the 31-year-old.

“Sometimes it’s kind of hard to overcome, like, when a lot of negative things are happening or people are saying a lot of negative things about you,” Bell told Russini. “It’s like a snowball effect, right? Even what happened to me, when I had my suspension and things like that, I don’t ever want to get too low on myself. I hope Antonio’s doing the same thing. If I had to give him advice, that’s what I would give him.

"If you know AB personally, you’ll know that he’s a good person. He’s not really trying to harm anybody, you know? Maybe something he wants and he gotta go achieve it, but he might go a different way about it than other people would. But, you know, it is what it is.”

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Brown is off to a solid start in New England, tallying four receptions for 56 yards and connecting on his first touchdown from Tom Brady during Sunday's win over the Dolphins. With his Pats debut out of the way, AB looks ahead to his first game in Foxboro as a Patriot next week against, you guessed it, Bell's Jets.

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Report: Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez talking to Robert Kraft about buying Mets

Report: Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez talking to Robert Kraft about buying Mets

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez appear to be making another run at purchasing the New York Mets.

According to Thornton McEnery of The New York Post, A-Rod and J-Lo are working with senior bankers at JPMorgan Chase to buy the storied baseball franchise from the Wilpon family. McEnery notes the celebrity couple is willing to part with "hundreds of millions" of their own money to make it happen. They also may get some assistance from the Kraft family.

"Two clients whom Rodriguez and Lopez have apparently been speaking to are Patriots owners Bob and Jonathan Kraft," McEnery writes. "Sources tell The Post that the Krafts are not interested in buying a baseball team but are very intrigued by J-Rod’s plans for the Mets and Citi Field."

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Those plans include redeveloping the area around Citi Field and turning it into an entertainment venue similar to what the Krafts have done with Patriot Place outside Gillette Stadium.

Although Rodriguez and Lopez's previous bid to buy the Mets with billionaire Wayne Rothbaum didn't work out, the couple appears set on getting a deal done. The Wilpons reportedly now are willing to sell part of SNY, the Mets' television network, which they weren't willing to part ways with during the first negotiations.

With help from the Krafts or other billionaire investors, A-Rod and J-Lo could make a serious bid to take over a franchise that the Wilpon family has invested in since 1980.

Taylor Lewan has funny take on Titans choosing Ryan Tannehill over Tom Brady

Taylor Lewan has funny take on Titans choosing Ryan Tannehill over Tom Brady

When Tom Brady was an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his 20-year NFL career earlier this offseason, the Tennessee Titans were seen as frontrunners to sign him.

Part of that was due to Brady's close relationship Titans head coach and former New England Patriots teammate Mike Vrabel. Tennessee also boasts a strong offensive line and plenty of weapons for Brady to work with, so it seemed like a natural fit for the six-time Super Bowl champion.

Instead, the Titans rewarded Ryan Tannehill for his strong showing in the 2019 season with a four-year, $118 million contract, and Brady ended up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Titans players, including offensive lineman Taylor Lewan, seem to be just fine with that result. Lewan recently talked to NFL Network's Mike Giardi about Tennessee choosing Tannehill over Brady while throwing in some funny jabs at the ex-Pats QB.

Read what Lewan had to say in Giardi's tweet below:

Lewan is quite the character.

It's clear the Titans have tremendous faith in Tannehill, and it's hard to blame them after seeing how he performed last season. The 31-year-old finished the campaign with the highest passer rating of all QBs (117.5) while tossing 22 touchdown passes and only six interceptions.