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The Patriots are trying to be more like the Eagles (the team that beat them in the Super Bowl)

Not the worst strategy.

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It’s a little known fact that the New England Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl earlier this year. I know you probably don’t believe me, but it’s true.

The Pats are in a spot where they need to figure out what to do to get back on top. I’m sure Tom Brady is spending the offseason working on the JUGS machine and his ball security. Bill Belichick is probably looking for new ways to win games, as the Patriots often do.

The bad news for the Eagles is that the Pats may have found their new secret weapon. That’s right, New England has signed former future Hall of Fame wide receiver and Eagles preseason legend Paul Turner.

The last NFL team to have Turner in their training camp? That was the Eagles, who went on to win the Super Bowl. With the clock ticking up there in New England, the Pats are resorting to trying to copy the champs.

Jokes aside, it’s nice to see Turner catch on with another team (for training camp, at least). He showed brief flashes as a rookie with the Birds back in 2016. Then his career got derailed after he got hurt in training camp last year. Turner was out of the league entirely in 2017. He then spent a brief stint with the Saints earlier this offseason.

Turner is just the second former Eagles receiver to sign with the Pats this year. Jordan Matthews inked with the Evil Empire back in April. Whenever you can try to reassemble Philadelphia’s dreadful 2016 receiving corps, you have to do it. Dorial Green-Beckham must be visiting Foxborough soon as well.

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