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Tom Brady hangs out with Justin Timberlake at UFC 200 07.10.16 at 10:07 am ET
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If you were wondering what Tom Brady is up to during his time off before training camp, now you know.

The Patriots quarterback was in Las Vegas Saturday night for UFC 200 and was spotted with Justin Timberlake.

Patriots training camp begins on July 27.

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Tom Brady No. 2, Rob Gronkowski No. 9 in NFL Network’s top 100 players of 2016 07.07.16 at 10:24 am ET
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Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski landed in the top 10 of the NFL's top 100 players list. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski landed in the top 10 of the NFL’s top 100 players list. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski’s value is certainly well-known throughout New England, and it appears players around the NFL agree.

The NFL Network’s top 100 players special is aired annually and is based on a vote of players around the league. On Wednesday night’s top 10 finale, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski both climbed one spot from their spots last year, going No. 2 and No. 9 respectively.

The only player to surpass Brady was Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Brady — who may only be able to play 12 games this season because of Deflategate — was voted No. 1 in the countdown’s inaugural year in 2011 and has been in the top five ever since. Brady started all 16 regular season games for the Patriots last season, throwing a league-leading 36 touchdowns to accompany his third in the league 4,770 yards passing.

Gronkowski has been in the top 50 every season since 2012, with this season being his first in the top 10. Last season the tight end grabbed 11 touchdowns with 1,176 yards receiving on 72 receptions.

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SI’s Michael McCann offers when Deflategate ruling could come, reiterates ‘odds are not good for [Tom] Brady’ 07.06.16 at 1:48 pm ET
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Michael McCann

Michael McCann

On May 23, the NFLPA and Tom Brady appealed the federal court ruling re-instating his four-game suspension. Typically, these appeals take three to six weeks, but we’re well past that window now.

Appearing on “SI Now” on Wednesday, Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann gave an update on when a ruling might come down.

“We’re within the expected time frame when a decision is expected as to whether or not the second circuit will grant a re-hearing,” McCann said. “Five weeks is about the length of time one would expect given past cases. That said, the second circuit can take as long as it wants. There’s no deadline. It could be this week. It could be next. It could be August. It could be September. I don’t think it will go that long, but there’s no guarantee when it will occur and I know a lot of Patriots fans’ thinking is — is that good news or bad news in terms of the delay, but it doesn’t really mean anything necessarily. They have other cases. The judges have their own schedules and sometimes it can take awhile to review a case.”

As for the end result, McCann still believes the odds are against the Patriots quarterback.

“The most likely verdict is the second circuit will not grant a re-hearing,” he said. “The second circuit grants re-hearings at less than one percent of the time. The odds are certainly not good for Brady. That said, you can argue [he’s] made a compelling argument about process. He’s had several influential advocates, including Ken Feinberg, provide amicus briefs that suggest the second circuit should take the case. The odds are not good for Brady by any means, but they aren’t zero. I think Brady is in a position he will play it out as long as he can.”

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Tom Brady nominated for 2016 ESPY, Best NFL Player at 11:16 am ET
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Tom Brady

A year after the Patriots had five nominations for ESPY awards, they have just one in 2016.

Tom Brady has been nominated for the 2016 ESPY, Best NFL Player. The other nominees are: Cam Newton, JJ Watt, Antonio Brown and Julio Jones.

Brady won the award in 2008. Last year, Aaron Rodgers took home the honor. Also last year, Rob Gronkowski won Best Comeback Athlete and Super Bowl XILX won Best Game.

Voting ends on July 13, the same day of the awards show, which will air at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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Julian Edelman on what it means to be Bostonian, how he pretended to be Tom Brady in 8th grade 07.05.16 at 12:24 pm ET
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Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman has been living in the Boston area for roughly eight years, so he knows what it’s like to be a Bostonian.

In the July issue of Augustman magazine, the Patriots wide receiver opened up about what it’s like to live in Boston and that came back to telling a story of how he pretended to be Tom Brady in eighth grade.

“Becoming a Bostonian has been unbelievable,” Edelman said. “It has been an incredible place to live and play a sport I love. Boston is a gritty, tough town and a perfect match for me coming from a blue-collar, humble background myself. I love that in Boston the year isn’t broken up by seasons, like fall and summer. It’s broken up by sport: basketball season, football season, hockey season and baseball season. Think about it, other big market cities like San Francisco or Los Angeles or New York have other industries. They have tech and real estate and Hollywood and fashion. Boston has sports, that’s it.

“I’m a product of the late ’80s, early ’90s, the Bill Walsh era at the San Fransisco 49ers — so being a Patriot in a town like Boston reminds me of that golden era of football. I remember being in eighth grade and pretending to be Tom Brady at recess and now I am teammates and friends with Tom Brady. We held up the Vince Lombardi trophy together. So yea, playing for the New England Patriots has been my greatest achievement, it has been the highlight of my life no doubt.”

Edelman and his Patriots teammates will open training camp July 27.

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Tom Brady reportedly will not attend Republican National Convention at 8:09 am ET
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Tom Brady

There was some thought Tom Brady might attend the Republican National Convention this month, but it doesn’t look like it will happen.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Brady will not attend the RNC later this month in Cleveland.

The speculation was he may attend and support Donald Trump after Brady was seen with a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker last season and Trump recently said he wanted sports stars to support him at the convention rather than politicians.

Brady most recently supported the Celtics and their push for Kevin Durant as he was part of the meeting that took place in the Hamptons this past weekend.

Patriots training camp begins July 27.

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Tom Brady gets in 4th of July spirit with latest Facebook post 07.04.16 at 12:30 pm ET
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Tom Brady is in the 4th of July spirit.

The quarterback posted a picture Monday morning on Facebook of him with two bald eagles photoshopped onto his arms, joking that they weren’t photoshopped and it was real. Haters gonna say it’s photoshopped… Happy 4th of July everyone!, he wrote.

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