Currently, the New England Patriots have no defensive coordinator after Brian Flores left the Patriots for the Miami Dolphins as their head coach. The Patriots hired former Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano as replacement for Flores, but he resigned as he wants to spend more time with his family. The Patriots were surprised by Schiano’s decision to shun the defensive coordinator position, which could be manned by head coach Bill Belichick next season.

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Citing an NFL source, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe said Belichick will himself call the defensive plays when their Super Bowl title defense begins. Earlier, Zach Cox of NESN.com reported that Belichick would take over the position until he finds the right person for the job. The Dolphins hired Flores following the Patriots’ run to their sixth Super Bowl trophy.

Edelman twits Brady’s workout

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Julian Edelman are known for their closeness on and off the field.

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Edelman is one of Brady’s most trusted and consistent targets over the years. With Brady as his quarterback, Edelman won three Super Bowl rings and the MVP trophy after their 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Edelman and Brady even train together, with some of their videos becoming a center of discussion and source of excitement and anticipation by Patriots fans. Recently, Brady and Edelman trained at Boston College, where the veteran quarterback was spotted throwing lasers to his trusted wideout.

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Brady also displayed his arm strength despite his age of 41, connecting with Edelman on a long throw.

During one of their training, Edelman called out Brady’s exercise tool on his Instagram account. Edelman posted a photo of him wearing a leash while being pulled by Brady, and included the caption "After 10 years you’d think I would have a longer leash in the offseason @tombrady.” Brady then replied on Edelman’s post with “nope!”. The leash that Edelman was referring to was a long rubber band used by Brady’s trainer Alex Guerrero during their workout.

Patriots officially signs two new players

The Patriots recently announced the signing of wide receiver Dontrelle Inman and offensive tackle Jared Veldheer to their 90-man roster. Inman, who was coming off an impressive season with the Indianapolis Colts, will serve as a tall target for Brady. Last season, the 30-year-old Inman 36 passes for 412 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games, including playoffs, after joining the Colts in October.

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The 6-foot-3 Inman was the sixth wide receiver brought in by the Patriots with a height of at least 6-foot-2. The 31-year-old Veldheer will provide the Patriots with needed depth at tackle where he could challenge 2018 first-round pick Isaiah Wynn for the starting job.

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