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Jamie Collins shows off athleticism with backflip at Patriots practice

Jamie Collins shows off athleticism with backflip at Patriots practice

New England Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins had a little fun at practice Wednesday.

The 30-year-old veteran was caught by a WPRI 12 camera doing a backflip during the part of the session in which media can attend. 

Check out the impressive display of athleticism in the video below: 

Collins seems to be enjoying his return to New England, and based on how well he's played this season, who could blame him? 

He's tallied 38 tackles, two forced fumbles, three interceptions and a career-high six sacks through nine games. Collins is a legitimate contender for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, an award no Patriot has ever won.

The Patriots will return to game action Sunday afternoon for a Week 11 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.

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Tom Brady now the oldest active NFL player at 42 years old

Tom Brady now the oldest active NFL player at 42 years old

It's official. The oldest active player in the NFL is Tom Brady.

The New England Patriots quarterback, 42, officially took over the title from Indianapolis Colt kicker Adam Vinatieri. The former Patriot, 46, was placed on IR by the Colts on Monday after having surgery to repair a knee injury that had plagued him this season.

With Vinatieri on IR and his career possibly over, Brady could hold the mantle as the NFL's oldest players for the next few seasons. Of course, that would depend on his health and when he decides to retire, but the title should continue to be his to keep.

The only realistic threats to Brady's status as the NFL's oldest would be a comeback by Vinatieri or one by Matt Bryant, a 44-year-old kicker who started the season with the Atlanta Falcons before being cut. Neither seems very likely given the struggles the two veterans have endured this year.

Vinatieri made only 68 percent of his field goals and 78.6 percent of his extra points (both career lows) while Bryant made just 64.3 percent of his field goals.

The title of oldest active player may not mean a whole lot, but consider it a feather in the cap for Brady. He will certainly be proud of it as well, as this title aligns with his health and athletics company, TB12.

The next oldest active player in the league is Drew Brees. He will turn 41 in January.

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Bill Belichick responds to Bengals' videotaping allegations against Patriots

Bill Belichick responds to Bengals' videotaping allegations against Patriots

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has responded to the Bengals' allegations of a Pats staffer videotaping the Cincinnati sideline during its Week 14 road game versus the Browns.

As NBC Sports Boston's own Tom E. Curran reported, Kraft Sports Productions was in the Cleveland press box producing content for Patriots.com's “Do Your Job” series. Belichick noted that in his Monday appearance on WEEI's "Ordway, Merloni & Fauria" and vehemently denied the team's involvement.

"Yeah, I heard about this and evidently this is the production people on the TV show that were there and I have absolutely nothing to do, we have absolutely nothing to do with anything that they produce or direct or shoot," Belichick said.

"I have never even seen any of their tapes of anything else. This is something that we 100 percent have zero involvement with. This is something that you'd have to talk to the production people about and what they were doing, or whatever it was. We have never seen anything that they've shot, other than what has come down on TV."

The NFL is investigating the situation, according to Bengals head coach Zac Taylor.

The Patriots (10-3) will visit the Bengals (1-12) in a Week 15 matchup on Sunday.

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