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Watch Patriots Week 7 locker room celebration after 33-0 win over Jets

Watch Patriots Week 7 locker room celebration after 33-0 win over Jets

The New England Patriots remained perfect after defeating the New York Jets 33-0 Monday night, and they were pretty excited about it. 

As always, the Pats celebrated their victory with smiles and hugs throughout the locker room, and head coach Bill Belichick was extremely happy with the way his team played. 

"It's a great job fellas," Belichick said. "That's the way to come down here and get off to a good start. You guys did a good job, deserve to win. We have a short week now, Cleveland practiced today. So, they're already ahead of us. We've got a lot of catching up to do, but let's get some rest and have a good week here and get ready for the Browns."

And as always, the celebration was capped off with Matthew Slater getting the group fired up.

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As New England prepares for Cleveland, they'll have to get their newly-acquired wide receiver Mohamed Sanu up to speed with the playbook. That shouldn't be a problem, though, as Sanu is an NFL veteran. 

Maybe they'll be celebrating an 8-0 record Sunday; we'll have to wait and see. 

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Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch out vs. Patriots with neck issue

Cowboys' Leighton Vander Esch out vs. Patriots with neck issue

The Dallas Cowboys will be without one of their best defensive players when they take on the New England Patriots on Sunday.

Linebacker Leighton Vander Esch will miss the Week 12 matchup with a neck issue, according to Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.

Vander Esch has already missed one game this season due to a neck injury. The Boise State product had said he's "been looking forward [to facing Tom Brady] his whole life," but Dallas' 2018 first-round draft pick will have to wait a bit longer for the opportunity.

In nine games this year, Vander Esch has tallied 70 tackles, three passes defensed, a forced fumble and half of a sack.

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Sources: Patriots not interested in bringing back Antonio Brown

Sources: Patriots not interested in bringing back Antonio Brown

Once bitten, twice shy.

Two sources with knowledge of the Patriots thinking scoffed at the idea Antonio Brown would rejoin the Patriots this season.

When one source was asked if there was a chance the wideout – who was with the Patriots for less than two tumultuous weeks in September – might have a chance at rejoining the team, this was the two-word response.

“What’s changed?”

I mentioned Brown’s social media apology to owner Robert Kraft earlier in the week and his meeting last week with the NFL as possibly changing the equation.

I was told that it does not.

At issue aren’t hurt feelings that Brown couldn’t fix with a few keystrokes. It’s the wariness of something else cropping up down the road.

When the Patriots signed Brown, there was no advance notice from Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus that Brown was on the cusp of being slapped with a lawsuit by his former trainer Britney Taylor even though the legal wrangling between Brown and Taylor’s attorneys had been going on for months.

And while it was subsequently reported Rosenhaus couldn’t break a confidentiality agreement Brown supposedly had in place, the fact that the Patriots entered into the Brown experience not knowing at all that that bombshell was waiting to explode makes them unwilling to go down the same road again.

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