FOXBORO, Mass. — Julian Edelman hadn’t seen Tom Brady’s latest commercial, so while the media was in the New England Patriots’ locker room Wednesday afternoon, a reporter took out his phone and showed the wide receiver.

His reaction to Brady’s acting performance in the Foot Locker ad that alludes to Deflategate?

“We need a little bit more (Al) Pacino in him,” Edelman said. “I’ll have to tell him that. …

“He’s pretty artistic when it comes to that kind of stuff. So maybe he was method acting. I don’t know.”

And Edelman’s reaction to the subject matter?

“I’m just here to try to play the San Francisco 49ers,” Edelman deadpanned.

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