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Tom Brady, LeBron James joke with each other about when they will retire

Tom Brady, LeBron James joke with each other about when they will retire

If Tom Brady and LeBron James were to retire today, they would go down as arguably the best to ever do it in their respective sports.

But both 42-year-old Brady and 34-year-old James are showing no signs of slowing down at this stage of their legendary careers, and retirement doesn't appear to be in sight for either player. Brady has been adamant about wanting to play until age 45, and James has never hinted at the possibility of hanging 'em up any time soon.

In fact, James said on Friday that he and Brady will play "until we can't walk no more." Brady caught wind of that comment and responded by saying he'll play "until he can't dunk anymore."

James doubled down with a funny response of his own:

Certainly doesn't sound like two guys who want to call it quits any time soon.

Brady has the Patriots at 8-1 on the season and well on their way to competing for Super Bowl No. 7. As for James, his Lakers are 9-2 and leading the Western Conference.

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Patriots vs. Chiefs Week 14 inactives: Jason McCourty returns to face Patrick Mahomes

Patriots vs. Chiefs Week 14 inactives: Jason McCourty returns to face Patrick Mahomes

An important member of the New England Patriots defense will return Sunday after missing the last two games.

Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty is back to face the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium. McCourty's return from a groin injury comes at the perfect time for New England as it prepares to face arguably the best quarterback in the league in Patrick Mahomes, who on the AP NFL MVP award last season.

There aren't any surpise inactives for the Patriots entering Week 14. Veteran wide receivers Julian Edelman and Mohamed Sanu will both play despite being on the injury report as limited participants in practice all week.

The Chiefs will be without running backs Damien Williams (inactive) and Darrel Williams (injured reserve). Kansas City likely will use running back Darwin Thompson quite a bit against the Patriots run defense. Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark will play despite being questionable after missing two practices this week.

The outcome of this game will have a huge impact on the AFC playoff picture. The Patriots are trying to keep pace with the Baltimore Ravens in the race for the conference's No. 1 seed, while the Chiefs are aiming to strengthen their hold on first place in the AFC West and also improve their chances of earning a top two seed.

Here are the inactives for both teams.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-2)

Cody Kessler, QB
Damien Harris, RB
Ryan Izzo, TE
Ted Karras, C
Korey Cunningham, OL
Byron Cowart, DL
JoeJuan Williams, CB

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8-4)

Chad Henne, QB
Damien Williams, RB
Jackson Barton, OL
Nick Allegretti, OL
Deon Yelder, TE
Morris Claiborne, CB
Rashad Fenton, CB

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NFL trade rumors: Odell Beckham Jr. has told coaches 'come get me'

NFL trade rumors: Odell Beckham Jr. has told coaches 'come get me'

Get ready for another wild NFL offseason of trade rumors surrounding elite wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

The Cleveland Browns star has been telling opposing coaches and players to “come get me,” per FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer. Watch Glazer’s report from Sunday’s pregame show in the tweet below:

The Patriots reportedly were interested in trading for Beckham before the New York Giants dealt him to Cleveland in March.

New England has battled through a lack of both depth and top-tier talent at wide receiver this season. The Patriots also have lacked a deep threat at the position in 2019. Therefore, making another run at Beckham would be a smart move for the Patriots. Beckham has been very complimentary of the Patriots over the last few years, and he even gave quarterback Tom Brady GOAT cleats after New England’s Week 8 win over Cleveland.

The Browns have performed well below expectations this season. Instead of fighting for a playoff spot or even winning the AFC North division, Cleveland enters Week 14 with a disappointing 5-7 record and likely another cold winter without postseason football.

Beckham’s stats haven’t been great in his first season with the Browns, but a lot of that is on the coaching staff and quarterback Baker Mayfield. Beckham has not been featured enough in the passing attack. The 27-year-old wide receiver has tallied 57 receptions for 805 yards and two touchdowns through 12 games.

Beckham is signed through the 2023 season with a salary cap hit of about $15 million.

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