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Tom Brady gets help from Boston sports stars in latest hype video

Tom Brady gets help from Boston sports stars in latest hype video

Tom Brady assembled an All-Star team of Boston sports stars for his latest hype video ahead of the Patriots' Sunday showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC Divisional Playoffs.

Mookie Betts of the Red Sox, Charlie McAvoy of the Bruins and Jayson Tatum of the Celtics join TB12 to recite, “A New Refutation of Time,” a by Argentinian essayist and poet Jorge Luis Borges.

Watch below:

Into the fire...

Posted by Tom Brady on Saturday, January 12, 2019

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How N'Keal Harry's teammates, Tom Brady felt about Patriots rookie's debut

How N'Keal Harry's teammates, Tom Brady felt about Patriots rookie's debut

N'Keal Harry finally saw action Sunday, playing 32 snaps in his NFL debut for the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles.

And by his account, things went pretty well.

Here's what the rookie wide receiver posted on Twitter and Instagram after catching three passes for 18 yards in the Patriots' 17-10 win over the Eagles:

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Glory be to GOD. Always. Good team win! #LFG

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Harry's Instagram post earned plenty of love from his Patriots teammates in the comment section. A small sampling:

Defensive end Deatrich Wise Jr.: "Happy for you bro. Continue to work and improve your skills"

Defensive backs Devin and Jason McCourty: "Only up from here bro ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿"

Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett: "Only the beginning 🙌🏾"

Harry saw an increase in snaps after Dorsett left the game with a concussion in the third quarter. So, how did his quarterback think he played?

Tom Brady was a bit less effusive when asked about Harry on Monday morning.

“N’Keal has worked hard,” Brady told WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show" in a radio interview. "He got some opportunities, and we’ve got to just keep getting him up to speed. He missed a lot of football, so we’re going to try to incorporate him the best way we can and use his skills to see if he can be a productive player for us in the second half of the year."

Brady has been hesitant to pump Harry's tires this season as the Patriots' No. 32 overall pick works back from an injury that sidelined him for the first nine games. After New England's poor offensive showing in Philly, Brady sang the same tune.

“I don’t want to make a bunch of predictions and (say) 'We’ll do this' or ‘We’ll do that,' " Brady said. "It comes down to all of us doing it — not speaking about it, but actually going out and doing it."

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Julian Edelman's TD pass drew this compliment from Patriots QB Tom Brady

Julian Edelman's TD pass drew this compliment from Patriots QB Tom Brady

The New England Patriots threw one touchdown pass in Sunday's 17-10 Week 11 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, and quarterback Tom Brady wasn't the player who completed the pass.

It actually was Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman who tossed the touchdown, hitting fellow wideout Phillip Dorsett for a 15-yard score in the third quarter.

Brady had plenty of praise for Edelman's touchdown throw during his Monday morning appearance on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show."

“It was a pretty great throw if you ask me,” Brady said. “They kind of bit up on the fake and the safety came out of the middle field, and it was really great Jules recognized that and just made a great throw. That was pretty cool, but I was kind of going, ‘Where is he throwing?’, and Phil was open in the middle of the end zone. Phil made a great catch and Jules made a great throw.”

The Patriots were smart to go into their bag of tricks with the Edelman pass because not much else was working for them offensively at that point in the game. The Patriots had to settle for field goals in their first three trips into the red zone, and they didn't get inside the Eagles' 20-yard line again after Edelman's touchdown.

A win is a win, though, and the Patriots desperately needed it to remain one game ahead of the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC playoff race entering Week 12.

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