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Tom Brady subtly jabs Eagles fans who continue to hate Patriots QB

Tom Brady subtly jabs Eagles fans who continue to hate Patriots QB

The New England Patriots don't come to Philadelphia very often, so Eagles fans had to get their money's worth in unloading on Tom Brady.

The denizens of Lincoln Financial Field welcomed Brady with a chorus of boos ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl LII rematch, while a few got even more creative: According to WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show," one Eagles fan showed up Sunday wearing a "Breathe If You Hate Tom Brady" T-shirt.

Brady seemed to welcome the hate, though.

"That's amazing. I love that," Brady said on "The Greg Hill Show" on Monday when told about the T-shirt. "We've got to track one of those down. I'm sure that's probably not the only city where they feel that way."

But the 42-year-old was a bit curious as to why Eagles fans directed so much anger toward him.

After all, didn't they get the last laugh when Philly beat New England in Super Bowl LII?

"In Philly, you'd think after that win a few years ago against us they wouldn't have that same animosity," Brady said. "Normally when you beat a team in the Super Bowl, you feel like -- you appreciate it. You're like, 'Oh man, that was cool, we beat you guys.'

"But I guess not."

This was a radio interview, but we're guessing Brady said that last part with a devious smile, as he clearly enjoys the fact that he still has real estate in Eagles fans' heads even after losing to Philly on the game's biggest stage.

Brady is used to everyone hating him at this point in his career, though. When asked if his Patriots, who are 9-1 after Sunday's 17-10 win over the Eagles, have replaced the Dallas Cowboys as "America's Team," Brady responded:

"I think we have six states that cheer for us."

To state the obvious, Pennsylvania isn't on that list -- and never will be as long as Brady is around.

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Report: Pats' punishments for videotaping could include fines, draft picks

Report: Pats' punishments for videotaping could include fines, draft picks

While the investigation into the New England Patriots' illicit videotaping of the Cincinnati Bengals' sideline last weekend is ongoing, The Washington Post's Mark Maske is reporting that the punishment could be aligned in severity with similiar game-day violations committed by other NFL teams in recent years.

That means fines in the range of six figures and/or a reduced round value on a draft pick — or worse still, the loss of one altogether:

"The NFL is likely to penalize the New England Patriots for their admitted violation of league video policy last weekend and is contemplating disciplinary measures in line with those imposed on teams in recent seasons for infractions of game-day rules, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

That could mean a fine in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and potentially the loss or reduction in value of a draft choice, typically a lower-level pick."

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Looking for something similar to what the Patriots were levied for Spygate? Maske points out that punishment was clearly an exception, not a guardrail:

The Patriots have admitted wrongdoing in last Sunday's incident in Cleveland, in which a credentialed Patriots video crew member was caught filming the Bengals' sideline during their game against the Browns. New England has said the camera crew was there to feature a scout as part of their "Do Your Job" video series.

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Report: Julian Edelman, Ted Karras make trip with Patriots, Cowart out for Bengals game

Report: Julian Edelman, Ted Karras make trip with Patriots, Cowart out for Bengals game

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and center Ted Karras, who were each listed as questionable with injuries, made the trip to Cincinnati with the team Saturday but backup defensive tackle Byron Cowart was downgraded to out with a concussion, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Edelman, the team's leading receiver, has been battling shoulder and ankle injuries. Karras, the starting center, missed the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday with a knee injury. Both were limited in practice this week. 

The Patriots (10-3), coming off back-to-back losses to the Houston Texans and Chiefs, play the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.