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Report: Brian Flores' deal with Miami Dolphins was completed in early January

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Report: Brian Flores' deal with Miami Dolphins was completed in early January

All signs seem to point to Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores being named the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins, with several reports saying that he recently had a second interview. But a report Wednesday night from WCVB-TV's Mike Lynch says the deal has actually been wrapped up for weeks now:

Flores, 37, the Patriots' de facto defensive coordinator, is considered a rising star in the Bill Belichick coaching tree. He previously interviewed for the Arizona Cardinals' head coaching job last offseason, a job that eventually went to the since-fired Steve Wilks. In addition to the Dolphins this month, Flores also interviewed with the Packers and Broncos, whose openings went to Matt LaFleur and Vic Fangio, respectively.

Should Flores leave for the Dolphins, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says there is a good chance the Patriots would bring in Greg Schiano to be their defensive coordinator.

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Robert Kraft is at the NBA All-Star game with Mike Rubin

Robert Kraft is at the NBA All-Star game with Mike Rubin

As Celtics guard Kyrie Irving gets set to start for Team LeBron in the 2019 NBA, Robert Kraft appears to be in attendance with his friend Mike Rubin. 

Rubin is a co-owner of the 76ers, New Jersey Devils and an executive chairman for Fanatics, among other companies. He and Kraft have been friends for years, most notably when they both visited Meek Mill in prison and became outspoken on the United States' criminal justice system. 

Kraft and Patriots coach Bill Belichick are known for attending Celtics games from time-to-time so it's not new for the Patriots to have a presence whenever the Celtics are involved. 

The NBA All-Star game tips off at 8 p.m. EST in Charlotte. 

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2019 Daytona 500 highlights: Watch Julian Edelman wave green flag to start race

2019 Daytona 500 highlights: Watch Julian Edelman wave green flag to start race

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman's exciting offseason continued Sunday when he waved the green flag to begin the 2019 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.

Edelman is the latest NFL player to serve as the honorary starter at the "Great American Race." Check out a video of him waving the green flag in the Instagram post below:

It was just two weeks ago that Edelman and the Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The 32-year-old veteran caught 10 passes for 141 yards and was named Super Bowl MVP -- the second Patriots wide receiver ever to win the award.

In the time since that victory, Edelman has gone to Disney World with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, he got his beard shaved on the "Ellen" show and he started NASCAR's most prestigious race in style.

It's safe to say Edelman is enjoying the spoils of victory following the Patriots' sixth Super Bowl title.

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