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Watch Rob Gronkowski dent Patriots' Lombardi Trophy in hilarious video

Watch Rob Gronkowski dent Patriots' Lombardi Trophy in hilarious video

Rob Gronkowski's parting shot with the New England Patriots left a rather large dent in the team's Lombardi Trophy from Super Bowl LIII.

Angelique Fiske of Patriots.com wrote an oral history of the story, which comes from the team's appearance at Fenway Park on April 9. The Pats attended the Red Sox home opener at Fenway Park to celebrate their sixth Super Bowl victory, but some shenanigans before the actual ceremony on the field left a mark in the iconic trophy.

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wanted to get his arm loose before throwing out the first pitch, so while the team was in a tent waiting to go on the Fenway Park field, he tossed a baseball in Gronkowski's direction and the recently retired tight end used the football portion of the Lombardi Trophy to make contact in a bunting motion.

Watch the hilarious scene in the video below: 

Ouch!

Tom Brady had the perfect response to the video on Twitter:

As of now, the team doesn't plan on immediately fixing the dent. In the story version on the team's website, Patriots vice president of media relations Stacey James says "Maybe they’ll fix it down the road. That’s something they can always fix in the future, but at least for now, we’re going to keep the dent and tell the story."

And it's quite a story.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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