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Video footage of Patriots filming Bengals' sideline in Week 14 released

Video footage of Patriots filming Bengals' sideline in Week 14 released

Exclusive footage showing a conversation between a New England Patriots video crew and Cincinnati Bengals security over a taping of Cincy's sideline during its Week 14 game in Cleveland was shown on FOX Sports' NFL pregame show Sunday morning.

FOX Sports reporter Jay Glazer obtained the footage. Check it out in the video below:

It should be noted this footage is not the entire video.

The NFL is investigating the Patriots for videotaping the Bengals' sideline during Cincinnati's Week 14 road game against the Browns in Cleveland.

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The Patriots released a statement earlier this week saying the video crew was in Cleveland to get footage for a team website series titled "Do Your Job." The subject of this particular episode was an advance scout, and the Patriots play the Bengals in Cincinnati on Sunday. New England, in its statement, also described its failure to inform the Bengals and the league of the taping as an "unintended oversight", while also admitting the video crew "inappropriately filmed the field" from its spot in the Cleveland press box.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made his first public comments on the matter earlier this week at the league meeting in Dallas. He said there is no timetable for when the investigation will conclude. Goodell also said the Patriots' previous history of illegal videotaping (Spygate in 2007) will be a factor in the league's investigation.

“Of course. That's a factor,” Goodell said. “But I think the key things are the new information that we have — that (old) information, we obviously already had. I think the issue is what information do we have from this incident.”

Punishment for the Patriots reportedly could include fines and a draft pick(s).

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NFL Rumors: Patriots hiring ex-Rams assistant offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch

NFL Rumors: Patriots hiring ex-Rams assistant offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch

The New England Patriots reportedly have made an addition to their coaching staff.

According to Jim McBride of The Boston Globe, they've hired ex-Los Angeles Rams assistant offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.

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Fisch's official role with the Patriots offense is to be determined. But now that there's an opening at wide receivers coach with Joe Judge joining the New York Giants, Fisch could be a candidate for the job.

He brings plenty of experience to the table having coached Denver Broncos wide receivers in 2008 and Michigan receivers from 2015-16. Fisch also coached Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks in 2010 and was the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive coordinator from 2013-14.

What Jim Gray has learned from his weekly Tom Brady interviews

What Jim Gray has learned from his weekly Tom Brady interviews

For the last 10 years, Jim Gray has conducted weekly interviews with Tom Brady throughout the NFL season. Over that period of time, Gray has learned plenty about the longtime New England Patriots quarterback.

In a recent interview with the New York Post, Gray opened up about the admirable way Brady has approached each of his interviews on Westwood One Radio. It all started with a promise made by Brady 10 years ago that he's kept to this day.

"Meticulous, prepared, very responsive, on time, humble, he’s unbelievable really," Gray said. "He never says, “Don’t ask me anything.” If he doesn’t want to answer the question then that’s how he will respond to it, but there are no preconditions.

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"He wrote me a handwritten note 10 years ago now before we started this. It said, “I look forward to doing the show. You’ll get the same effort out of me on Monday nights that I give my teammates on Sunday afternoons.” And that has been the case, he’s never missed a show."

Although the Patriots' season ended weeks ago, Brady remains the center of attention in the NFL world. The 42-year-old is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time of his career on March 18.

Despite maintaining a close relationship with Brady over the years, Gray knows as much about the six-time Super Bowl champion's future as the rest of us. When Brady himself doesn't appear to know how his offseason will unfold, Gray says there's no reason to ask him about it.

"He doesn’t know," Gray said. "When he doesn’t know I am not sure how any of us can know. How many times can you ask the same question? As it evolves he will let us know. It’s not like he’s hiding something. I’ve asked him and he’s committed several times on the air to us that he’s playing next season. There’s not much he can be involved with outside the Patriots till March 18."

All signs point toward Brady returning for his 21st NFL season, so the weekly Westwood One interviews should continue. As for whether Brady will be a Patriot for his 11th year of interviews with Gray, that'll likely remain a mystery for the next couple of months.

Gray and Brady's final interview of the 2019-20 season will take place before Super Bowl 54 on Feb. 2.

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