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Chris Hogan leaves with shoulder injury, wearing a sling in the locker room

Chris Hogan leaves with shoulder injury, wearing a sling in the locker room

FOXBORO -- Chris Hogan has taken his fair share of shots this season, and he was forced to leave Sunday's win over the Chargers after absorbing another. 

The Patriots receiver left the game in the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury, and he was spotted wearing a sling on his right arm in the locker room after the game. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, Hogan is scheduled for an MRI Monday morning. 

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Hogan has been slow to peel himself off the turf on multiple occasions this season, including after he took a hard shot to his right arm from linebacker Hayes Pullard, who contacted Hogan with his helmet. Hogan also labored to get up on a deep incompletion against the Chargers when he was double-covered and hit the ground with the force of a couple of bodies on top of him. 

He lost two teeth two weeks ago during a collision with tight end Jacob Hollister. He took a brutal shot to the ribs that landed him on the injury report following a win over the Jets in Week 6. Every week, it seems, he's getting blasted. 

"Chris is a tough kid," Bill Belichick said in a press conference last week. "I'd say all of our receivers are. It's a good group, a tough group, they block, they're tough, they're competitive."

Hogan finished the Chargers game with five catches for 60 yards on seven targets. He had a shot at a long touchdown in the second quarter, but Tom Brady didn't see him streaking through the Los Angeles defense. Instead, he opted to throw deep to Brandin Cooks off of a flea-flicker and it fell incomplete. 

The Patriots had eight different receivers catch passes in Sunday's win. 

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Did Tom Brady fire back at 'dad bod' comments via Twitter?

Did Tom Brady fire back at 'dad bod' comments via Twitter?

Was Tom Brady, via his TB12 center Twitter account, firing back at those who took shots at his "dad bod" as seen in recent paparazzi photos?

Check out the pinned tweet at the top of TB12's Twitter 

It's no doubt in response to what GQ called "#TorsoGate"

He's come a long way from the 2000 NFL combine before he was made the 199th pick overall:

Brady's TB12 Method famously touts pliability, eschews weight training and promotes what some see as an untraditional diet for an elite athlete - remember him eating a strawberry with Stephen Colbert this past winter?

The soon-to-be-41-year-old (Aug. 3) Patriots quarterback will apparently have an early start on getting into football shape. He plans to be at training camp ahead of Wednesday's veteran reporting date. 

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Edelman won't take four-game PED suspension to court

Edelman won't take four-game PED suspension to court

We won't be following this four-game suspension through the federal court system the way we did another one.

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is not going to pursue an appeal of his four-game PED suspension in court and will sit out the first four games of the regular season.

Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network was first to report that Edelman wouldn't be going to court to appeal.

Edelman's teammate, Tom Brady famously took the appeal of his Deflategate four-game suspension through various federal court hearings before dropping the case before the 2016 season.

Edelman, 32, who missed all of last season recovering from ACL surgery, can participate in training camp and preseason games but will miss regular season games at home vs. the Texans Sept. 9, at the Jaguars Sept. 16, at the Lions Sept. 23 and at home vs. the Dolphins Sept. 30. 

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