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BEST OF BST PODCAST: McDaniels stays in New England, Celtics fall to Raptors

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BEST OF BST PODCAST: McDaniels stays in New England, Celtics fall to Raptors

0:41 - It looks like the Patriots won’t be losing offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels after all. Tom Curran, Michael Holley, Kayce Smith discuss McDaniels reasoning for dropping the Colts' head coaching job and Phil Perry discusses how this affects the Patriots coaching staff next season. 

7:31 - New information continues to leak on the Malcolm Butler situation and the Patriots cornerback himself finally made a public statement on social media. Phil Perry, Kayce Smith and Tom Curran discuss Butler’s statement and continue to debate Bill Belichick’s motive for sitting him in Super Bowl LII.

15:22 - As Kyrie Irving put it, the Celtics had a big test against the Raptors on Tuesday night and they failed it. A. Sherrod Blakely, Michael Holley and Tom Giles break down Boston’s 111-91 loss to Toronto and with the trade deadline just days away, they discuss potential moves for the C’s.

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Ex-Patriot Chris Long rips NFL's new National Anthem policy

Ex-Patriot Chris Long rips NFL's new National Anthem policy

On Wednesday, the NFL announced a new policy on players protesting during the National Anthem.

The new policy permits players to stay in the locker room while the anthem plays, but requires them to stand if they come on to the field.

Former Patriots defensive end Chris Long, now with the Eagles, shared his thoughts on the controversial change via Twitter:

His teammate, Malcolm Jenkins, ripped the new policy on Twitter as well.

Devin and Jason McCourty showed their support for Long and Jenkins' statements by reposting them on their Twitter account:

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Source: Tom Brady not at TB12 while teammates next door at OTAs

Source: Tom Brady not at TB12 while teammates next door at OTAs

A source confirms that Tom Brady was not working out at his TB12 sports medicine facility at Patriot Place in Foxboro while his teammates were on the field at OTAs as was previously reported by the Boston Herald.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, the other notable absence from OTAs, has been at the TB12 facility on the days his teammates were on the field practicing and wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who participated in the first day of OTAs, has also been at TB12, according to the source.

The Herald's Karen Guregian reported on Tuesday that both Brady and Gronkowski were at TB12 on Monday, which is right next to Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots were practicing. 

Former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak of 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Zolak and Bertrand" show said Brady likely wasn't even in the country this week.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Wednesday that Brady and Gronk are expected to participate in the mandatory mini-camp at Gillette June 5-7.

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