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Tom Brady recalls best career runs as he approaches 1,000 yards

Tom Brady recalls best career runs as he approaches 1,000 yards

Tom Brady has nearly two decades' worth of highlights. Very few of those, however, involve Brady in the open field. 

The future Hall of Famer isn't exactly renowned for his prowess during the rare occasions he decides to tuck and run in the open field. Yet, as he approaches the halfway point of his 18th NFL season, he's on the verge of reaching 1,000 yards rushing for his career. 

This is a milestone that many other quarterbacks have reached in less time, but for a generally pocket-bound QB like Brady, it's a notable figure. 

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When asked if any runs in particular stood out in his career, Brady didn't mention his open-field juke on Brian Urlacher, but rather a dive over his line against the Ravens. 

"Wow. I had a good dive over the top against the Ravens when we beat them and Ray Lewis put his helmet right in the middle of my back. That was probably the one I remember the most, because it probably hurt the most."

Brady acknowledged that running has never been a strength of his, but hopes to get more than the three yards he needs to reach 1,000 on Sunday. 

"I’ve kind of inched along there for a long time. It really hasn’t been a part of my game. But I’m getting close. I’ve been at it for a long time. Hopefully we can get it this week. Hopefully we can get more than that."

Brady seems as pumped as anyone for the milestone, posting a Batman-inspired hype video on Instagram, with the hashtag "TB1K".

For a guy who doesn't run very often, Brady has never been shy about putting his body on the line if the team needs it, as exhibited on Monday against the Bills when he shimmied his way for a first down between several Bills defenders. 

Given the Patriots' propensity to go for a QB sneak when they need a yard or two, it seems likely Brady will reach the mark on Sunday. 

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Goodell: No NFL discipline of Kraft until court case resolved

Goodell: No NFL discipline of Kraft until court case resolved

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters at the league's spring meetings on Wednesday that the NFL will take no disciplinary action against Robert Kraft until the Patriots owner's solicitation of prostitution case is resolved.

Also Wednesday, Judge Leonard Hanser indefinitely postponed Kraft's trial until the appeal by prosecutors of Hanser's decision to suppress the use of video evidence obtained at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. Police say those videos show Kraft paying for sex when he the spa twice in a 24-hour period in January.

Kraft issued a public apology after the arrest and has pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor counts of solicitation.

The appeal over the videos won't be heard until at least Sept. 4. The Patriots open their season Sept. 8 against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium, meaning Kraft will likely still be waiting for the resolution of his court case and any discipline from the NFL when the team's sixth Super Bowl championship banner is raised in a ceremony before that "Sunday Night Football" opener.

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Patriots treat fans to video of Julian Edelman's best mic'd up moments

Patriots treat fans to video of Julian Edelman's best mic'd up moments

The last few days have been fun for Julian Edelman.

The New England Patriots wide receiver agreed to a much-deserved two-year contract extension with the team Tuesday, and on Wednesday he celebrated his 33rd birthday.

The Patriots gave fans a treat Wednesday by posting a video to Twitter of Edelman's best mic'd up moments, including footage from multiple Super Bowl wins.

Check out the highlights and laughs in the video below:

Edelman has one of the best personalities on the Patriots, and with him signed through 2021 as a result of his extension, fans should expect many more great mic'd moments from the Super Bowl LIII MVP.

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