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See N'Keal Harry, Patriots rookies rock 2019 home jersey at special event

See N'Keal Harry, Patriots rookies rock 2019 home jersey at special event

The 2019 NFLPA Rookie Premiere was held over the weekend in Los Angeles, where many of the NFL's most popular first-year players got an early taste of what it's like to be a pro.

One of the stars of the Rookie Premiere was Patriots first-round pick N'Keal Harry. The former Arizona State wide receiver posted Satuday to Twitter a photo of himself wearing the Patriots' home blue jersey. You'll notice jerseys for the 2019 season have a special "NFL 100" patch on the collar. The league will celebrate its 100th anniversary throughout the 2019 campaign. 

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The Rookie Premiere also is where Panini America, which holds an exclusive license for NFL trading cards, takes photos and collects autographs for their upcoming 2019 products. That includes cards from the event itself, and Harry is one of the players with a special trading card from the Rookie Premiere.

Harry wasn't the only member of the Patriots' 2019 rookie class to attend the event. Former Alabama running back Damien Harris and former Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham, both drafted by New England in the third round, also attended. The Patriots tweeted out some photos of them rocking the 2019 home jersey:

The Patriots have a few offseason workouts this month before players are expected to arrive in Foxboro for mandatory mini-camp June 4-6. 

Ex-NFL QB compares N'Keal Harry to Larry Fitzgerald>>>

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Tony Romo offers insightful take on Bill Belichick's coaching genius

Tony Romo offers insightful take on Bill Belichick's coaching genius

As a longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback-turned-lead analyst for CBS, Tony Romo has encountered plenty of knowledgable players and coaches.

But if you ask Romo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is in a class of his own.

"From a football mind standpoint, I really don’t know that I have met anybody really that close," Romo said Wednesday in an interview with Dallas' 105.3 The Fan. "He’s rare."

So, what makes Belichick different? For one, the Patriots coach is always at least a step ahead ... in some cases a step ahead of being a step ahead.

"Everyone says he’s going to take away what you do best," Romo said. "They think he’s going to double-team the opponent's best player. I’m like, ‘No, you have to understand, he’s taking away the inside run, while he’s taking away the inside receivers -- Antonio Brown or someone.' 

"It’s like, they know he’s going to take away Antonio Brown, but he takes away multiple things and he does it differently the next time he plays you from different looks."

Most importantly, Belichick isn't afraid to experiment with new schemes and personnel packages, making it extremely difficult for teams to game-plan against New England.

"He genuinely is not scared to go outside the box," Romo said. "And I find in the NFL very few teams vary from what they do. So, what he does then is he drafts people that he believes can adapt from week-to-week."

In Romo's eyes, Belichick's masterpiece was Super Bowl LIII, where he and linebackers coach Brian Flores helped limit the explosive Los Angeles Rams to three points.

"(That was) one of the greatest defensive performances I have ever seen in football," Romo said.

This is all coming from a guy who played Belichick's Patriots just twice in his career (and lost both times), so the legendary coach clearly knows how to make a lasting impression.

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Tom Brady wields machete while riding horse to 'Old Town Road' song in new Twitter video

Tom Brady wields machete while riding horse to 'Old Town Road' song in new Twitter video

The Lil Nas X song "Old Town Road" is one of the biggest music hits of the year, and it made an appearance in Tom Brady's latest social media video.

The New England Patriots quarterback posted a video to Twitter (and his Instagram story) on Thursday of him riding a horse while the popular song plays in the background.

If you were wondering if the tool in Brady's right hand was a machete, you were right.

Brady is on vacation with his family enjoying some valuable personal time before Patriots training camp begins next week at Gillette Stadium. 

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The six-time Super Bowl champion will turn 42 on Aug. 3, but his passion for the game remains as strong as it's ever been.

UPDATE (1:45 p.m. ET): Is a Brady-themed "Old Town Road" remix in the cards??

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