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Tom Brady, Mike Vrabel trash talk during Patriots-Titans joint practice

The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.) — By Mark Daniels The Providence Journal (Providence, R.I.)

Aug. 14-- NASHVILLE, Tenn.-It didn't take long for Mike Vrabel to start the trash talk with Tom Brady.

After the first 7-on-7 rep, where Brady connected with Ben Watson, the Tennessee Titans coach seemed unhappy. We're not sure what drew Vrabel's ire, but the coach could be heard playfully recognizing the number of Super Bowls Brady has won while asking the Patriots to quickly take another rep.

The first Patriots-Titans joint practice on Wednesday was a competitive yet playful environment where players and coaches alike partook in trash talk. This certainly wasn't the first time Vrabel, who was Brady's teammate, trash talked the Patriots quarterback and he said Brady was quick to return fire.

"It was fun," Vrabel said. "It brought back a lot of memories just to sit out there and have him make a play and he turns around and says, 'Mikey, you better cover that. You've got to do this.' It was a lot of fun. We have a lot of respect for those guys on offense, the way they practice and the way they operate."

Brady had a solid day on Wednesday. The quarterback went 13 for 17 in 11-on-11s and 5 for 7 in 7-on-7s. Brian Hoyer went 5 for 7 in full-team work and 2 for 4 in 7-on-7s. Jarrett Stidham went 5 for 9 in 11-on-11s and 3 for 4 in 7-on-7s.

The Patriots rotated every single receiver in with Brady and the projected starting offense. That meant Jakobi Meyers, Maurice Harris, Phillip Dorsett, Braxton Berrios, Dontrelle Inman, Damoun Patterson, Gunner Olszewski and Ryan Davis all took first-team reps.

Isaiah Wynn continues to progress. On Wednesday, he participated in 1-on-1 drills. During full-team work, he started at left tackle, but was replaced with Dan Skipper prior to the second rep during each period.

On defense, J.C. Jackson had a strong day with two interceptions.

The Patriots were missing Jamie Collins, Matt LaCosse and Stephen Anderson on Wednesday. N'Keal Harry traveled to Nashville, but didn't participate in practice. Danny Shelton was limited while Dorsett, Harris and Elandon Roberts all didn't finish practice due to unknown ailments. Lance Kendricks shed his red non-contact jersey and was a full participant.

Julian Edelman and Demaryius Thomas traveled to Nashville, but both players still aren't suiting up. It seems like Cameron Meredith and Yodny Cajuste also didn't make the trip.

Next up, the Patriots have one more joint practice with the Titans on Thursday before having a closed walkthrough on Friday.

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