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Nickell Robey-Coleman backtracks on Tom Brady criticism

Nickell Robey-Coleman backtracks on Tom Brady criticism

It didn't take long for Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman to backtrack on his Tom Brady comments.

Robey-Coleman told Bleacher Report that age has "taken a toll" on Brady, and that he "isn't the same quarterback he was." But during Super Bowl LIII Opening Night, he sang a different tune.

“That was out of context,” Robey-Coleman said. “Tom is a great quarterback. He’s the GOAT. He’s a legend. I’m not taking nothing from his game. I was asked a question about the difference between the past and now, I said his age. It wasn’t about ‘He’s old.’ I’m not taking nothing away from him. It was just his age.”

Brady's age wasn't the only subject of Robey-Coleman's trash talk, however. The former Bills cornerback also said he "hated" New England, and he clarified those comments as well on Monday night.

"I was asked a question of where [the hate for the Patriots] all started from," Robey-Coleman said. "You naturally not like New England just because they're the rival in the AFC East. We play them twice a year. Other than New England, it's the Miami Dolphins, so that's what I was faced with in Buffalo. That's it."

No matter how much he steps back from his comments, Robey-Coleman has set himself to be a Freddie Mitchell-like enemy when the Patriots and Rams face off on Feb. 3.

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Patriots' first-round pick N'Keal Harry to throw out first pitch at PawSox game

Patriots' first-round pick N'Keal Harry to throw out first pitch at PawSox game

The Patriots' first-round pick in this year's NFL Draft soon will be put in his first high-pressure situation in New England.

N'Keal Harry is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at McCoy Stadium on Friday, May 31 before the Pawtucket Red Sox's matchup against the Syracuse Mets.

The 6-foot-2 wide receiver will take photos with fans on the main concourse at McCoy from 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Harry has Patriots fans waiting anxiously to see how he'll gel with his new quarterback, Tom Brady. The Arizona State product has been impressive early on in OTAs and has some believing he'll have an immediate impact in his rookie year.

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Why Dontrelle Inman chose the Patriots: 'I like winning'

Why Dontrelle Inman chose the Patriots: 'I like winning'

The New England Patriots overhauled their receiving corps this offseason, and one of the additions to their team was Dontrelle Inman. The five-year NFL veteran joined the Patriots on a one-year deal after spending last season with the Indianapolis Colts.

And Inman's reason for joining the Pats was simple.

“I like winning,” Inman said via NESN's Doug Kyed. “It’s one of those things like being part of a winning organization, you want to try to help the team win. That’s why I made my decision.”

Inman made the playoffs for the first time last year with the Colts. Indianapolis went 10-6, earned the sixth seed in the AFC, and beat the Houston Texans before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round. Now, Inman wants more.

Given the fact that the Patriots have a need at wideout and have made the Super Bowl in three straight seasons, this seems like the perfect destination for Inman. He'll be able to fight for playing time with veterans Philip Dorsett, Maurice Harris, Demaryius Thomas, and a plethora of rookies to earn a role on a winning team.

If Tom Brady warms up to Inman, he could find the form that he had in the 2016 season when he caught 58 passes for 810 yards and four touchdowns (all career highs). But at the least, if Inman can prove to be a reliable weapon, he should have a chance to replicate his numbers from Indianapolis (28 catches, 304 yards, three touchdowns).

And if Inman makes the roster, he will definitely have a chance to win.

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