Maybe it wasn’t as big of a deal as some were making it.

Julian Edelman clarified his past comments on the Steelers' Facebook Live video. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

Julian Edelman clarified his past comments on the Steelers’ Facebook Live video. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

Maybe it wasn’t as big of a deal as some were making it.

On Monday, following Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live video from inside the Steelers locker room being posted the night before, Julian Edelman was asked about it on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria.

“Hey, people have different rules,” he said. “That’s how that team is run. I personally don’t think that would be something that would happen in our locker room, but hey whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses, whatever.”

Some took issue with the “how that team is run” line and on a conference call with the Pittsburgh media on Wednesday clarified his thoughts on the Steelers organization.

“Yeah, I mean I think it was taken out of context,” Edelman said. “I have nothing but respect for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They’re an unbelievable franchise. It starts from the top with the Rooney Family, Coach [Mike] Tomlin, I think they just mis[interpreted] – I mean, I don’t know, I may have said it, but I think more of that was that it’s not the way we would do it here. That’s just how that goes. There was no maliciousness about it, but it’s whatever. That’s what the media does, try to make stories.”

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

FOXBORO — On Tuesday night Antonio Brown issued an apology via Twitter for his Facebook Live video, and on Wednesday he spoke to the media for the first time.

Antonio Brown explained why he took a Facebook Live video from the locker room. (Jeff Curry/USA Today Sports)

Antonio Brown explained why he took a Facebook Live video from the locker room. (Jeff Curry/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — On Tuesday night Antonio Brown issued an apology via Twitter for his Facebook Live video, and on Wednesday he spoke to the media for the first time.

“I absolutely regret the Facebook Live situation,” Brown told reporters in Pittsburgh. “It’s a total distraction to the organization. A total distraction to my teammates. Obviously disrespect to my coach. I’ve got utmost respect to my coach so I totally regret that.”

The Steelers receiver was asked why he did it.

“I’m human. I make mistakes. But as a man I own up to those mistakes. I was excited in the moment and wanted to give the fans the experience after the game,” Brown said.

It’s been reported Brown has a contract with Facebook, but said, “it’s top secret.”

There’s a chance Brown could be fined by the NFL for violating the league’s social media policy, but he didn’t offer much on that.

“That will be between me and the NFL,” he said.

Brown and the Steelers will travel to Foxboro for Sunday’s AFC title game.

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

FOXBORO — Wide receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Chris Hogan were part of a seven-player group that were listed as limited in Wednesday’s practice for the Patriots. Hogan is dealing with a thigh injury he sustained in Saturday’s divisional playoff win over the Texans, while Mitchell has been sidelined as of late with a knee issue.

Malcolm Mitchell was limited at practice on Wednesday. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

Malcolm Mitchell was limited at practice on Wednesday. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — Wide receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Chris Hogan were part of a seven-player group that were listed as limited in Wednesday’s practice for the Patriots. Hogan is dealing with a thigh injury he sustained in Saturday’s divisional playoff win over the Texans, while Mitchell has been sidelined as of late with a knee issue.

Limited Participation
WR Danny Amendola (ankle)
TE Martellus Bennett (knee)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
LB Dont’a Hightower (shoulder)
WR Chris Hogan (thigh)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
DL Jabaal Sheard (knee)

Here’s a look at the Steelers’ injury report.

Did Not Participate
RB Le’Veon Bell (not injury related)
K Chris Boswell (illness)
S Sean Davis (shoulder)
C B.J. Finney (illness)
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness)
QB Zach Mettenberger (illness)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related)
LB Vince Williams (shoulder)

Limited Participation
LB Anthony Chicikllo (ankle)
TE Ladarius Green (concussion)
S Michael Mitchell (not injury related)

Full Participation
LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps)
DE Ricardo Matthews (ankle)
RB Fitzgerald Toussant (concussion)

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Blog Author: 
Christopher Price
Dion Lewis is unbeaten in a New England uniform. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Dion Lewis is unbeaten in a New England uniform. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

FOXBORO — Dion Lewis cares not for your ridiculous individual stats.

Informed on Wednesday that the Patriots are 15-0 with him in the lineup since the start of the 2015 season, he took a pass when it came to taking credit for the unblemished mark.

“We have a lot of great players so I’m not the only reason that’s like that. It just happens to be that way,” Lewis said before practice. “We’ve got a great team, great coaches and everybody works hard. So it’s not because of me.”

Last year, suffered a serious knee injury in the seventh game of the season, but played a sizable role in helping New England win all seven of those games to start the year. He came back in late November, and was in the lineup for the last seven games of the regular season, as well as the first postseason contest of the year, all of them victories.

Lewis also went out of his way to share the credit with the rest of the backfield.

“Our backfield is very talented,” Lewis said of the group that includes LeGarrette Blount, James White and Brandon Bolden. “Everybody brings something different, so having other guys that can come in and give different matchup problems for a defense, it just gives the defense a lot of extra stuff to worry about.”

“The size of his heart, his will to win. His will to continue to fight, despite the obstacles in front of him, is unmatched,” Blount said of his teammate, who had three touchdowns in the victory over the Texans. “He does a lot of things well for us. He does everything we ask him to do, with no questions asked. And he does everything he has to do to make sure he puts himself in the best position to take full advantage of the opportunities he gets.”

Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

With Sebastian Vollmer being out for the year, he’s had some free time on his hands.

Over the course of the year he’s done a series called “Seabass’ School of Football” where he brings different Patriots players on set and teaches them German.

This week was Tom Brady and it was pretty funny.

Blog Author: 
WEEI

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FOXBORO — There was something noticeably different from Tom Brady at his Wednesday press conference.

He was short and serious. Questions that would typically get long, drawn out answers only got one or two line responses. Because this was so out of the norm for him, many wondered if there was something wrong with him from a health perspective.