When Kevin Youkilis was mulling whether or not to sign with the Yankees as a free agent, he decided -- like many others -- decided to ask advice from his brother-in-law.
Only his brother-in-law is Tom Brady.
"I . . . asked a question about coming to New York: 'Could you ever be a Jet or a Giant?' " Youkilis told the YES Network. And hes like, 'I dont know. Luckily Im not in your shoes.' And Im like, 'Thanks a lot for your advice, buddy!' "
Youkilis, the newest Yankee, is married to Brady's sister Julie, whom he met in Boston while playing for the Red Sox.
"He's great," Youkilis said of Tom Brady. "It's pretty fun . . .
We always joke about that: the brother you always wanted, and Im like, 'I dont know if you wanted me as a brother, but you didnt have a choice in this matter now.'
The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
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)
TE Ladarius Green (concussion/illness)
LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps)
RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion)
RB Le'Veon Bell (not injury related)
K Chris Boswell (illness)
LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle)
S Sean Davis (shoulder)
C B.J. Finney (illness)
WR Darrius Heyward-Bay (illness)
DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle)
QB Zach Mettenberger (illness)
S Michael Mitchell (not injury related)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related)
LB Vince Williams (shoulder)
FOXBORO -- It seems as though Tom Brady might wish Donald Trump would stop telling everyone that they're such good pals.
On Thursday night, the soon-to-be 45th president of the United States said that Brady was "feeling good" and that Brady called him to congratulate him on the eve of his inaguration. On Friday afternoon, Brady looked uncomfortable at the mention of Trump's name during a press conference at Gillette Stadium.
When Brady was asked about Trump soon after the inauguration ceremony on Friday, he hesitated.
"I don't have much to say," said Brady.
Brady was then reminded that during a dinner for donors in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Trump mentioned a recent phone call between them, when Brady expressed his support for the new president.
"Umm," Brady said. "Did I call him . . ."
"He said you did," a reporter replied.
"Oh," Brady said. "Let's talk about football."
In other words, as his coach would say, "We've got a big game."