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Tom Brady's latest Instagram workout video catches Jarvis Landry's eye

Tom Brady's latest Instagram workout video catches Jarvis Landry's eye

The Clydesdale is in full training mode, and opponents have taken notice.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady offered another glimpse into his workout regimen Thursday morning, posting a video to Twitter and Instagram of a rather elaborate treadmill session involving a resistance band and a football.

Obvious jokes aside -- "are we sure this video is in slow motion?" -- Brady's post drew the attention of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who responded on Instagram:

"How many rushing TDS this year TB?? 👀"

If history is any indication, that answer is one; Brady has 19 rushing touchdowns in 19 NFL seasons. Landry will be hoping that TD doesn't come against the Browns, who face the defending Super Bowl champions in Week 8.

Brady's "TB2K" caption is a nod to the 1,000-rushing-yard threshold he passed last season, as the 41-year-old QB apparently has his sights set on doubling that total. Sounds like he might have to stick around for a while.

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See N'Keal Harry, Patriots rookies rock 2019 home jersey at special event

See N'Keal Harry, Patriots rookies rock 2019 home jersey at special event

The 2019 NFLPA Rookie Premiere was held over the weekend in Los Angeles, where many of the NFL's most popular first-year players got an early taste of what it's like to be a pro.

One of the stars of the Rookie Premiere was Patriots first-round pick N'Keal Harry. The former Arizona State wide receiver posted Satuday to Twitter a photo of himself wearing the Patriots' home blue jersey. You'll notice jerseys for the 2019 season have a special "NFL 100" patch on the collar. The league will celebrate its 100th anniversary throughout the 2019 campaign. 

Check it out below:

The Rookie Premiere also is where Panini America, which holds an exclusive license for NFL trading cards, takes photos and collects autographs for their upcoming 2019 products. That includes cards from the event itself, and Harry is one of the players with a special trading card from the Rookie Premiere.

Harry wasn't the only member of the Patriots' 2019 rookie class to attend the event. Former Alabama running back Damien Harris and former Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham, both drafted by New England in the third round, also attended. The Patriots tweeted out some photos of them rocking the 2019 home jersey:

The Patriots have a few offseason workouts this month before players are expected to arrive in Foxboro for mandatory mini-camp June 4-6. 

Ex-NFL QB compares N'Keal Harry to Larry Fitzgerald>>>

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Chris Long offers insight into greatness of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick

Chris Long offers insight into greatness of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick

Chris Long is in a unique position to share what makes Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots stand out from the pack.

The veteran defensive end, who announced his retirement over the weekend, played 11 NFL seasons for three teams under six different head coaches. He saw the Patriots at their finest, winning a Super Bowl during his lone season in New England in 2016.

In an interview with NBC Sports' Peter King, Long confirmed his experience with the Patriots was unlike any other thanks in part to Belichick's coaching genius.

In my career playing football, nobody asked me to do as much as Bill Belichick did. I might be 3-technique, or a linebacker, or a linebacker dropping into coverage more than ever, or playing inside more than ever. I’ll always remember how much I learned watching Bill in practice. He can coach any position as good as any position coach in league. He can walk around the field and stop drills and coach each position—at the highest level.

Long indeed was a versatile asset for Belichick, appearing in all 16 games while starting seven on a Patriots defense that allowed the fewest points per game (15.6) in the NFL.

The 34-year-old also got a front-row seat to watch Brady at work. But Long told King the legendary quarterback hardly carried himself like one in the Patriots' locker room.

Tom Brady blew me away. Who’s the most famous athlete of our generation: Tom Brady? LeBron? Messi? Ronaldo? Serena Williams? Maybe I haven’t been around enough to know how the biggest stars really act. But Brady is a normal guy. When I got there, here comes Tom. ‘Hey Chris, I’m Tom, nice to meet you.’ Well, yeah, I know you’re Tom. A lot of people want to hate him for all the success, and I understand how you can dislike the Patriots, but I cannot understand how you can dislike Tom.

Long's experience with Brady matches that of several NFL veterans whose opinions of the 41-year-old QB changed when they became teammates.

Brady may have helped extend Long's career, too: Long told King he might have "retired a bitter man" had the Patriots not staged a historic comeback to win Super Bowl LI against the Atlanta Falcons.

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