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Tom Brady trolls former teammate Mike Vrabel with small trophy

The trash talk started early Wednesday when the Patriots first arrived at the Tennessee Titans practice facility. As soon as Tom Brady walked on the field, Titans coach and former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel started to dig in on Brady.

That continued throughout the first joint practice as the former teammates playfully ripped one another. On Thursday, Brady took it to another level. When the Patriots quarterback walked on the Titans practice field, he presented Vrabel with a small trophy. On it read the score of last year's Patriots-Titans game, which Tennessee won, 34-10.

"I don't think it's appropriate for me to speak about that private moment," Brady said. "But it was a nice gesture from me to him, and hopefully he appreciates it."

Brady and Vrabel's relationship goes back to 2001 when the former linebacker signed with the Patriots. Their friendship off the field, translated to on-field success. As a tight end, Vrabel caught 10 touchdown passes, on 10 receptions, from Brady.

On Thursday, Vrabel even referenced his offensive success. When Ben Watson couldn't hang on to a touchdown, Vrabel let Watson and Brady know that never happened with him. He even offered to sub in.

"I wouldn't describe it as civil, but he's been a good friend for a long time," Brady said laughing. "Obviously, he's done a great job leading this team, and (I'm) proud of him, everything he's accomplished. We all support him even though he's coaching for another team. It was just really good work between these two teams who – you know, they took care of us pretty good last year – and we knew it was going to be competitive, so it's been a good couple of days."

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