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Brady gave Gilmore the shirt off his back

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Brady gave Gilmore the shirt off his back

After Stephon Gilmore helped secure the AFC Championship for the Patriots with his breakup of Blake Bortles' fourth-down pass with less than two minutes to go, his quarterback had a little something for him.

Tom Brady gave Gilmore his game-worn jersey, Gilmore revealed in a Twitter Q&A on Saturday. 

Other Gilmore revelations: Receiver Brandin Cooks is the funniest Patriot. 

The Lions' Golden Tate is the most underrated receiver in the NFL.

What part of his game does he need to work on? 

Offseason plans?

Gilmore offered no insight on Malcolm Butler's Super Bowl benching (he wasn't asked to). And those reports of a tense atmosphere in New England?

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Patriots announce they will start training camp on July 26th

Patriots announce they will start training camp on July 26th

The New England Patriots announced Thursday they will officially begin their 59th annual training camp on Thursday, July 26th. 

Exact times of the practices will be updated on the team's website, and the practices are free to the public as they will take place on the fields behind Gillette Stadium. 

New England is coming off a Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and an MVP season from Tom Brady. Following all the drama from Brady and Rob Gronkowski's absence from voluntary workouts, the Patriots must be looking forward to getting on the practice field to possbily head toward a sixth championship. 

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McGinest sees a possible dramatic Brady retirement

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McGinest sees a possible dramatic Brady retirement

What’s one more opinion when it comes to the caucophony of chatter wondering when Tom Brady will retire. 

Yesterday our Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran laid out the viewpoints of everyone from Brady himself, to Brady’s agent Don Yee, to Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and others . . . and there wasn’t much of a consensus. 

Now Willie McGinest, one of Brady’s former teammates, has weighed in. 

Just another shot in the dark from another talking head asked to opine on the topic? Not exactly. McGinest and Brady have had a good relationship for a long time, but perhaps even more noteworthy is that McGinest is the person who introduced Brady to Alex Guerrero. 

McGinest saying that if Brady wins Super Bowl LIII he could “walk off” doesn’t necessarily mean that’s what will happen. Nor does it mean it’s what Guerrero believes. But it’s a take that could reasonably be placed in a box labeled “informed opinion.”

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