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Tom Brady, Julian Edelman share excitement for Patriots' title defense on Instagram

Tom Brady, Julian Edelman share excitement for Patriots' title defense on Instagram

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Julian Edelman are eager to get back on the field and defend their Super Bowl title.

Edelman's new Instagram post Wednesday features a photo of him standing next to the six-time Super Bowl champion, along with a caption that reads "crazy train t-minus #60days." Brady replied to Edelman's post, saying "I'm ready." Check out the exchange in the photo below:

The Pats don't officially begin their title defense until Sept. 9, when New England will unveil its Super Bowl LIII championship banner at Gillette Stadium before playing the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Week 1 matchup.

Fans won't have to wait until September to see Brady and Edelman in action, though. Patriots training camp begins later this month with the first session scheduled for Thursday, July 25. The team's first preseason game is set for Thursday, Aug. 8 against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

The last time Brady and Edelman played for the Patriots was Super Bowl LIII in February. This duo helped the Pats win their sixth championship with a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Edelman was named Super Bowl MVP after tallying 10 receptions for 141 yards.

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Patriots-Chiefs injury report: Tom Brady, Cody Kessler limited at practice

Patriots-Chiefs injury report: Tom Brady, Cody Kessler limited at practice

The New England Patriots had two quarterbacks limited at Thursday's practice as they prepared for Sunday's Week 14 game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium.

Starting quarterback Tom Brady was a limited participant with toe and right elbow injuries, while third-string QB Cody Kessler was limited because of an illness. The only Patriots quarterback not on the latest injury report is rookie backup Jarrett Stidham.

Patriots wide receivers Julian Edelman (shoulder) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle) were among the six other players limited in practice. Ted Karras (knee) and rookie Byron Cowart (head) were the only Patriots who didn't practice.

Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was added to the injury report with a shoulder issue and illness. He did not practice Thursday. Veteran running back Damien Williams also didn't practice. He's missed back-to-back practices, making his status for Sunday unclear. Kansas City already placed running back Darrel Williams on injured reserve earlier Thursday, so the Chiefs are pretty thin at that position.

Here are the full Thursday injury reports for both teams.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-2)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DL Byron Cowart, Head
OL Ted Karras, Knee

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
QB Tom Brady, Toe / Right Elbow
LB Ja'Whaun Bentley, Knee
OT Marcus Cannon, Illness
S Patrick Chung, Heel
WR Julian Edelman, Shoulder
QB Cody Kessler, Illness
CB Jason McCourty, Groin
WR Mohamed Sanu, Ankle

FULL PARTICIPATION
No Players Listed

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8-4)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Morris Claiborne, Shoulder
CB Rashad Fenton, Hamstring
RB Damien Williams, Rib
DE Frank Clark, Shoulder/Illness

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
No Players Listed

FULL PARTICIPATION
OT Eric Fisher, Groin
CB Kendall Fuller, Thumb
QB Patrick Mahomes, Knee
DT Derrick Nnadi, Elbow
DE Alex Okafor, Ankle

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Antonio Brown has message for Tom Brady in latest Patriots-related post

Antonio Brown has message for Tom Brady in latest Patriots-related post

Antonio Brown is back with yet another Patriots-related social media post.

The embattled wide receiver, who recently posted a hilarious Christmas-themed video directed at the Patriots, posted a message to his former quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday.

"Miss you big bro," he wrote under a photo he took with Brady after signing with New England in September.

Check it out below:

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Miss you big bro

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That certainly won't help quiet the talk of a possible AB/Patriots reunion, especially given New England's continued struggles on offense.

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