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Brady to Oprah on Belichick: 'We don't agree on absolutely everything'

Brady to Oprah on Belichick: 'We don't agree on absolutely everything'

Most of the highlights of Tom Brady's sit-down with Oprah Winfrey were released here and here last week before the interview was broadcast Sunday morning on Winfrey's OWN channel.

Also, in the hour-long interview, the Patriots quarterback was asked by Winfrey, amid an offseason filled with reports of tension between him and coach Bill Belichick, “Is there something going on with you and Belichick?”

“Umm, no. I mean, I love him," Brady said. "I love that he is an incredible coach, mentor for me. He’s pushed me in a lot of ways. Like everything, we don’t agree on absolutely everything, but that’s relationships.”

When Winfrey asked about his "separate training place" - the TB12 Sports Therapy Center next to Gillette Stadium that Brady and business partner and trainer Alex Guerrero have run for five years - Brady said he wouldn't characterize it as separate.

“No, I wouldn’t say that,” said Brady, who stayed away from Patriots voluntary workouts this spring, has worked out on his own with teammates, but did report for mandatory mini-camp June 5-7. “I probably do some of my own techniques a little differently than the rest of the team. The team, I would say, like most teams, is very systematic in their approach. What I learned, I guess, is different than some of the things that are systematic, but that work for me.”

Brady said he's talked about those techniques with Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Belichick restricted Guerrero's access to the Patriots sideline and team flights last season. 

“It’s nothing that I don’t talk about with my coach and owner,” Brady said. “It is what I want to do and is what I need to be the best player I can be. Hopefully, you can support that.”

More highlights from the Brady interview: 

On why he gave up his court fight in the Deflategate case and served his NFL-imposed four-game suspension:

"Too much anxiety," Brady said. "And I realized I couldn't win." Watch that clip here: 

How this Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in February was a little easier to take than his others, watch here: 

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NFL Rumors: Julian Edelman, Patriots finalizing two-year extension

NFL Rumors: Julian Edelman, Patriots finalizing two-year extension

Julian Edelman reportedly is getting his payday.

The Patriots are finalizing a two-year contract extension with Edelman that could allow the wide receiver to play his entire career in New England, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo was the first to report the news of Edelman's extension.

Edelman was entering the final year of a two-year, $11 million contract this season and had a $5.4 million cap hit planned for this season.

Edelman had a strong 2018 campaign after missing the entire 2017 season due to an ACL injury, tallying 74 receptions for 850 yards with six touchdowns.

The veteran wideout will turn 33 on Wednesday, and it's unclear how many more years he'll play beyond his 10th NFL season. But the Patriots seem intent on making sure those years are in New England.

UPDATE (11:06 a.m. ET): We still don't know the full details of Edelman's extension, but it's a substantial raise, as ESPN's Mike Reiss reports he'll earn $12 million in guaranteed money.

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James Holzhauer has an offer for Tom Brady after QB's 'Jeopardy' dare

James Holzhauer has an offer for Tom Brady after QB's 'Jeopardy' dare

Tom Brady apparently is willing to take more risks at his advanced age.

The New England Patriots quarterback came out of nowhere Monday night with a surprising promise: If reigning "Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer had his streak of 22 consecutive wins snapped on Monday's show, Brady would deviate from his notoriously strict diet.

Brady eating a strawberry is akin to you or I eating our least favorite food; he confirmed in an interview last year he hates the taste, texture and just about everything else about the fruit.

But Brady's confidence apparently was well-placed; Holzhauer racked up $89,229 to steamroll to his 23rd straight victory, bringing his total winnings to $1,780,237.

That meant disaster averted for Brady.

Holzauer is a sports bettor by trade, though, so he quickly caught wind of Brady's little stunt -- and asked the 41-year-old QB to up the ante.

Tomatoes fall in the dreaded "nightshade" category -- a big no-no in Brady's diet -- so this would be a bold risk indeed.

Then again, Holzhauer doesn't show any signs of slowing down; he needs roughly $700,000 to catch "Jeopardy!" legend Ken Jennings in all-time earnings despite winning just 23 contests compared to Jennings' 74.

Your move, Tom.

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