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VIDEO - Seth Wickersham: Bill Belichick felt pressure from Robert Kraft to trade Jimmy Garoppolo

VIDEO - Seth Wickersham: Bill Belichick felt pressure from Robert Kraft to trade Jimmy Garoppolo

Seth Wickersham talks with Toucher & Rich about Bill Belichick meeting more frequently than prior years with Robert Kraft, and feeling the pressure to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.

Quick Slants Podcast: Would Tom Brady skip OTAs if Jimmy Garoppolo was around?

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Quick Slants Podcast: Would Tom Brady skip OTAs if Jimmy Garoppolo was around?

Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Jerod Mayo jump on what's trending with the Patriots:

1:58 - How will the absence of Tom Brady from OTAs impact the Patriots' team progression?

5:00 - Jerod explains why he thinks that no Brady isn't a big deal for the Patriots for now.

6:27 - Is the Tom Brady way starting to hurt the Patriots way?

8:48 - Jerod: "If Tom's not here for mandatory mini camp, sound the alarm."

11:08 - Who is suffering the most by the absence of Brady and Gronk?

12:38 - Jerod admits his disappointment in how things within the Patriots organization have changed since he played?

15:50 - Jerod gives an inside look at OTAs from a player's perspective and thinks back to rookies that impressed him coming into camp. The guys also go off on a quick tangent on tattoos.

23:56 - Tom asks if Brady would be skipping OTAs if Jimmy Garoppolo was still with the team.

24:47 - Which players should we keep an eye on during OTAs and throughout the early stages of training camp?

27:52 - Jerod predicts that Kenny Britt will have a big impact during the 2018 season and Tom and Phil give their own predictions on who will have big years for the Pats.

Kyrie Irving, Tom Brady on list of ESPN's most famous athletes

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Kyrie Irving, Tom Brady on list of ESPN's most famous athletes

ESPN posted its annual list of the 100 most famous athletes Tuesday, a study that combines how often they're searched online, how much they make in endorsements and what their following is on social media. 

As such, Tom Brady, whose social media presence is rather limited, was not the most famous Boston athlete. He was one of only two players currently on Boston teams to show up on the list. Kyrie Irving ranked No. 27, while Brady came in at No. 38. 

Isaiah Thomas, now a free agent and two teams removed from his Celtics days, ranked 92nd. 

The top five, in order, consisted of Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Roger Federer.