It may be one of the final opportunities that the fan base can stick to the Patriots prior to the start of the 2018 season as it will be their lone matchup this year unless the two face off in Super Bowl 53 next February.
In June, when the Philadelphia Eagles were uninvited from the White House by president Donald Trump after their Super Bowl win, Jenkins held up multiple, pre-written poster board signs instead of answering questions when being interviewed by reporters.
This has reached the point to where some Eagles fans have chose to purchase and put up a billboard near Gillette Stadium ahead of Thursday's preseason game that mocks the Patriots. I've always respected Tom, I met Tom several times and it was great to see him. And on the opposite side of things, his Super Bowl foe, Tom Brady will also take the playing field for the first time this offseason.
Not surprisingly, though, some observers made at least a little deal out of a pregame moment Thursday, when Brady strode across the field at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., to shake the hand of the opposing quarterback. He might have been looking for Foles at that point, but Foles was still back in the Eagles' locker room.
One of the most famous one read, "You Aren't Listening".
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If Bernd starts [in the future], I believe in him also. "He has experience, he has quality, he has the capacity", he added. We are playing with this personality and we need to improve this personality with better performances on the pitch.
Asked at a postgame news conference about that encounter with Foles, Brady said that he "did hear" some of the chatter about his alleged Super Bowl snub.
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His status will be a hot topic Friday on Philadelphia sports-talk radio, all the more so because the months-long, burning issue of Brady's lack of a handshake for Foles has now been resolved.
Officially, Foles has been diagnosed with a shoulder strain.