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Watch Bill Belichick abruptly end presser after flurry of Antonio Brown questions

Watch Bill Belichick abruptly end presser after flurry of Antonio Brown questions

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The only topic of conversation -- seven questions, to be exact -- during Bill Belichick's press conference Friday was on wide receiver Antonio Brown, and the New England Patriots head coach was in no mood to discuss off-field matters relating to the 31-year-old star.

A report from Sports Illustrated surfaced late Thursday night alleging that Brown has sent intimidating texts to a woman who's accused him of sexual misconduct. This new report sparked fresh questions asked to Belichick about Brown involving matters outside of football.

Belichick had little patience for these questions.

After the Patriots coach made an opening statement on Sunday's Week 3 matchup with the New York Jets, Belichick explained he wasn't going to talk about off-field subjects about Brown, but that he would "be happy" to answer football-related questions.

About three and a half minutes later, Belichick grew tired of off-the-field questions regarding Brown, and he cut the presser short and left the room.

“OK, so, yeah. Yeah. I’m good,” Belichick said. “Thank you. I think we had enough of that.”

Here's the end of Belichick's presser:

Belichick was asked earlier in the press conference if Brown would be available to play Sunday. His answer was simply, "He's on our roster."

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Reuben Frank on how SB52 changed expectations in Philly; Patriots edge over Eagles

Patriots Talk Podcast: Reuben Frank on how SB52 changed expectations in Philly; Patriots edge over Eagles

More Patriots-Eagles matchup talk ahead of the Super Bowl 52 rematch Sunday in Philly, plus NBC Sports Philly's Reuben Frank joins Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry to talk about lasting impact the Eagles' Super victory had on the franchise.

2:30 - Phil Perry and Tom Curran break down the Eagles offensive advantages over the Patriots, including their success in two-tight end sets. Should Stephon Gilmore shadow Zach Ertz to try and lock him down?

10:50 - The Eagles offensive line has been one of the best in the league this year and could allow Philly's run game to break out vs. the Patriots.

14:53 - Tom argues that the Patriots' biggest advantage over the Eagles is their top-ranked secondary.

18:22 - Phil explains how the Patriots hurry-up offense could be used to tire out the Eagles' strong pass rush.

22:26 - Reuben Frank from NBC Sports Philadelphia joins Tom and Phil to talk about the Eagles Super Bowl 52 win over the Patriots, the expectations that win put on the city, and just how bad the Eagles wide receiver corps is this season.

37:40 - Tom caught up with Ben Watson to get his take on the workout being held for Colin Kaepernick.

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Here are teams joining Patriots for Colin Kaepernick's workout Saturday

Here are teams joining Patriots for Colin Kaepernick's workout Saturday

The Patriots will have plenty of company when they send a representative to watch Colin Kapernick work out Saturday in Atlanta. 

Here are the other 10 teams who will be attending, the NFL said in a statement on Thursday:

Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons
Cleveland Browns
Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions
Miami Dolphins
New York Giants
New York Jets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Washington Redskins

"We expect additional teams to commit," the league's statement said.

Here are the particulars on when the workout will begin and what it entails, via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network:

Former Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson will lead the workout and ex-Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin will assist him.  

 

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