According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Tom Brady and the Patriots have expressed mutual interest in a new contract. These are very early talks and nothing appears imminent.

Tom Brady and the Patriots reportedly have begun to discuss a new contract. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady and the Patriots reportedly have begun to discuss a new contract. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Tom Brady and the Patriots have expressed mutual interest in a new contract. These are very early talks and nothing appears imminent.

The quarterback is signed through 2019 after he extended his contract last year. He’s set to make just $1 million in cash in 2017, but has a $14 million cap hit. His cap hits go up in 2018 and 2019 as in those years he will count $22 million against the camp.

The Patriots and Brady seemed to be in a pattern of redoing his contract every two years, but given the season he just had, perhaps the quarterback wants more than just $1 million in cash next year.

Also, with the quarterback expecting to play into his 40s, the team could also want to redo his deal so he doesn’t count for $22 million against the cap in both 2018 and 2019.

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WEEI

It looks like Malcolm Butler isn’t the only member of the Patriots going to the big screen.

There reportedly will be a book and movie about Tom Brady coming. (Mark  J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

There reportedly will be a book and movie about Tom Brady coming. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

It looks like Malcolm Butler isn’t the only member of the Patriots going to the big screen.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the writers behind Disney’s “The Finest Hours” and who were nominated for an Oscar for “The Fighter”, along with New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman, are planning a movie and book about Tom Brady.

Dave Wedge, who was Sherman’s co-author with “Boston Strong” will also be part of the book.

The book and film will focus on Brady and the Patriots’ comeback win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, but will also hit on the Patriots’ and Brady’s ability to overcome the obstacles of Deflategate.

The report says contact has already been made with players inside the locker room to help provide a first-hand look at what went on behind the scenes both during the year and in the game.

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Ryan Hannable

Julian Edelman is a candidate for a contract extension this offseason.</p>
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Remember Tom Brady’s big jacket he wore on the sidelines during the AFC championship?

The quarterback himself does as he joked on social media Wednesday night about the jacket saying his son still calls him “Snorlax.”

Brady posted a picture of him in the jacket in the middle of a fake Pokemon card with the caption: Maybe a bit late to the game on this one but my son still calls me Snorlax….

See for yourself.

Maybe a bit late to the game on this one but my son still calls me Snorlax….

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Ryan Hannable

Julian Edelman has been a member of the Patriots for eight seasons, so he knows what it is like to play in New England.

He’s won two Super Bowls and he was quick to point out the biggest thing that was similar between the two teams was how close the teams were off the field.

Julian Edelman noted how close the 2016 Patriots were off the field. (Dan Powers/USA Today Sports)

Julian Edelman noted how close the 2016 Patriots were off the field. (Dan Powers/USA Today Sports)

Julian Edelman has been a member of the Patriots for eight seasons, so he knows what it is like to play in New England.

He’s won two Super Bowls and he was quick to point out the biggest thing that was similar between the two teams was how close the teams were off the field.

Edelman discussed the importance of team chemistry on Tuesday night’s “NFL Total Access” on the NFL Network.

“I’ve been on the Patriots now for a little awhile,” he said. “Eight years, so it’s always interesting to see a team’s chemistry. The two best team chemistries that I was involved with, we just so happened to win Super Bowls. When it comes down to it, our coaches and our GMs and all our personnel people, they do a great job of bringing in good guys in the locker room. I mean, all our guys can get along with each other. All our guys can hang out and it’s pretty much like that in the locker room. There is no beef. I have been on teams earlier in my career where there were teams earlier in my career where there was a guy here when I was a rookie who was you didn’t really go down that ally in the locker room. … It’s not really like that anymore.

“Another thing that I want to say about the team chemistry, there’s an accountability factor that both sides of the ball have for each other. Each day in practice, and we practice hard, there’s fights. There’s some talking going on and all that. All the time. If I look at the guy across from me and I know he isn’t giving it his best, which he always is giving his best, he’s going to make me better. When he makes me better, when I am giving it my best, it is going to make him better.”

Edelman said he learned from the players who played before him and now he hopes the younger players can learn from him.

“When I was a rookie I came in and I saw Tedy Bruschi, Kevin Faulk, David Patten, Deion Branch, I see all these guys who have won Super Bowls and played in big-time games and come into work and are professional,” Edelman said. “A lot of these guys don’t understand, I don’t know how it is done in other places, but there is a difference between in coming into work just to work and there is a difference between a guy who comes in and is a professional.”

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Ryan Hannable

Malcolm Butler has made a name for himself on the football field and now he appears to be on his way to making a name for himself in Hollywood.

Malcolm Butler's story reportedly is heading to the big screen. (Michael Madrid/USA Today Sports)

Malcolm Butler’s story reportedly is heading to the big screen. (Michael Madrid/USA Today Sports)

Malcolm Butler has made a name for himself on the football field and now he appears to be on his way to making a name for himself in Hollywood.

The Patriots cornerback’s story reportedly will be featured in a movie called “The Secondary” with the help of Daniel Levin, whose Narrative Capital also secured rights for the Oscar-nominated “Lion,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Butler went from playing at West Alabama, to working at Popeyes, to signing with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent, to making one of the biggest plays in Super Bowl history as a rookie to help beat the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

The film is also set to feature Butler’s agent, Derek Simpson.

“Lion and The Secondary are against-all-odds stories of struggle and inspiration,” Levin said. “Derek would not stop until Malcolm got a chance.”

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Ryan Hannable