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Is Brady's MVP acceptance speech already written?

Is Brady's MVP acceptance speech already written?

We all know Tom Brady is a stickler for preparation. 

Apparently, that extends to being prepared to be honored with the NFL MVP award for the third time. 

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Brad Elliott Schlossman of the Herald Grand Forks, North Dakota, tweeted a photo Thursday night of a man carrying a document titled "Brady Acceptance Speech" at a Patriots' Super Bowl press conference in Minneapolis.

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The award will be presented Saturday night as part of the "NFL Honors" program at 9 p.m. on NBC. Brady is the odds-on favorite to win the awards with Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley considered the other top contender. 

Tom Brady shows support for Julian Edelman in WRs return to field

Tom Brady shows support for Julian Edelman in WRs return to field

Tom Brady may not be at OTAs, but he tipped his cap to a teammate who was.

Brady liked a New England Patriots Instagram post, which showed receiver Julian Edelman in his return to practice after an ACL injury. The Patriots started their offseason team activities on Monday, and Edelman was grinding away after an offseason of rehab. Brady has elected to skip the start of the voluntary OTAs. 

Report: Gronk, Patriots working on another contract restructuring

Report: Gronk, Patriots working on another contract restructuring

While Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski continue to stay away from Patriots OTAs this week comes an NFL Network report that Gronk and the Patriots are working on a restructured contract that per NFL rules can't be announced until Thursday - May 24 - a year to the date of last year's restructuring.

The Patriots have an OTA session scheduled for Thursday, so we could see Gronk back in the fold with a redone deal then. 

The restructuring last year added incentives that boosted Gronk's salary to $10.2 million. This year's base salary is $8 million. The All-Pro tight end has contemplated retirement this offseason and wasn't happy last season.

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