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Antonio Brown sends message to Patriots with hilarious Christmas-themed video

Antonio Brown sends message to Patriots with hilarious Christmas-themed video

All Antonio Brown wants for Christmas is to re-join the New England Patriots.

That was the theme of a tweet he posted Sunday night as Tom Brady and the Patriots offense struggled mightily in a Week 13 matchup against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.

Check out Brown's video, which included Mariah Carey's legendary holiday song "All I Want for Christmas is You", in the tweet below:

Wow, that video had everything. 

The Patriots certainly could use a wide receiver of Brown's caliber right now. New England's offense looked totally out of sync versus the Texans, and the unit overall has scored less than 20 points per game over the last four matchups (including the loss to Houston).

Brown got his shot with the Patriots earlier this season and he played in only one game (Week 2 versus the Miami Dolphins) before the team released him. Off-the-field issues piled up and the Patriots went in a different direction.

Brown apologized to the Patriots and team owner Robert Kraft in a tweet a couple weeks ago. However, NBC Sports Boston's Tom E. Curran reported late last month the Patriots are not interested in bringing back Brown. The veteran wideout doesn't seem opposed to trying to change the team's mind, though. 

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Bill Belichick the pitchman? Patriots coach spotted shooting Subway commercial

Bill Belichick the pitchman? Patriots coach spotted shooting Subway commercial

Bill Belichick apparently signed up to speak in front of a camera Tuesday.

The New England Patriots head coach was spotted outside a Subway restaurant in Branford, Conn., on Tuesday, according to several eyewitnesses who posted photos (and one glorious video) of Belichick on Twitter and Instagram.

As those Instagram users suggested, Belichick was in fact shooting a commercial for Subway, the town's selectman confirmed to Zip06.com.

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The Patriots have some downtime before training camp (supposedly) begins later this month, but it's pretty surprising to see the intensely private head coach out in public -- shooting a commercial, no less -- instead of fishing in Nantucket. (Props to Belichick for wearing his mask, though.)

Branford is a just 30-minute drive south of Wesleyan University, so perhaps Belichick paid a trip to his alma mater before or after filming this ad -- which we'll be very eager to see.

Patriots' Gillette Stadium to host 20 percent of fans in best-case scenario

Patriots' Gillette Stadium to host 20 percent of fans in best-case scenario

Cam Newton could make his New England Patriots debut in front of 13,175 fans.

And that's the best-case scenario.

The Patriots announced Tuesday they expect Gillette Stadium to operate at 20 percent capacity for 2020 home games. That's if fans are allowed to attend games at all, which would need approval from state and local governments.

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If fans attend games, they'll be required to wear face coverings "at all times" inside the stadium and stay at least six feet from other parties, per the team.

To aid in physical distancing, the Patriots will distribute tickets in blocks of 10 seats or less and close off the eight rows closest to the field. The team also announced earlier this month that all ticketing will be digital and that parking at the stadium will be free.

Again, this all assumes fans will even be allowed at NFL stadiums -- and that the 2020 season will start on time -- as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the United States.

By announcing an 80 percent reduction in crowd size, though, the Patriots join several teams in at least acknowledging this season will look very different from years past, even under the best-case scenario.