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FOXBOROUGH Hjalte Froholdt NFL Jersey , Mass. (AP) — Don’t. Even. Joke.New England Patriots fans who forgot that Monday is April Fools’ Day might have been panicking when quarterback Tom Brady tweeted that he had decided to retire.The six-time Super Bowl champion has joined Twitter and his first post said simply: “I’m retiring. In my spare time, I’ll be tweeting.” An email from a Twitter spokeswoman confirmed the account, but it also referred to the fact that the tweet came on April Fools’ Day.About an hour later, Brady sent out a second tweet that said, “Was this a bad joke?”Brady is a 41-year-old, three-time NFL MVP who has to stop playing some time. But after leading New England to the title last year, there’s no indication that he’s slowing down.And anyway Hjalte Froholdt NFL Draft , is this how he would announce it?Even tight end Rob Gronkowski, who actually retired last month, did so with a lengthy Instagram post.Neither Brady’s agent nor the Patriots immediately responded to emails from The Associated Press seeking comment. New England is taking a cautious approach with its top running back." NFL training campPatriots AnalysisPatriots Training Camp CoverageSony Michel’s PUP designation puts Patriots rookie Damien Harris in the spotlightNew,21commentsRelated: Sony Michel among six Patriots to open training camp on the PUP listEDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Sony Michel’s PUP designation puts Patriots rookie Damien Harris in the spotlightTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesWith the first wave of New England Patriots players reporting to training camp on Sunday, we also got a look at those that are not yet deemed ready to participate in practice. The club placed seven players on health-related reserve lists, with six getting the ‘physically unable to perform’ label and one being tagged with a ‘non-football injury.’ Among the men to go to PUP also was the Patriots’ top running back from a year ago.Sony Michel underwent a knee arthroscopy earlier this offseason — he missed a combined three games last year due to two separate knee injuries — and was absent for a large portion of New England’s spring workouts. The team is obviously taking a cautious approach with the second-year man, who played a key role in its Super Bowl run last year. With Michel now out Hjalte Froholdt Buffalo Bills Jersey , though, the rest of the position group will be pushed into the spotlight.One player in particular will get elevated to the forefront at running back: Damien Harris. The Alabama product, who was selected by the Patriots in the third round of this year’s draft, already took the lead-back role during OTAs and mandatory minicamp. He performed well, but the circumstances have obviously changed since then. After all, offseason workouts are strictly non-contact. Training camp, on the other hand Youth Devin McCourty Jerseys , features live tackling and is as close to ‘normal’ football as you can get in the offseason.For Harris and his development, the time until Michel’s return to full action will therefore be big. Not only will he get his first taste of NFL physicality, he also will have a lot on his plate and needs to show the coaches that he can be trusted as the number one early-down back if need be — something he proved in college but will have to show on a consistent basis in the pros as well. That is, after all, why the Patriots invested the 87th overall draft pick in him.So what’s in store for the 22-year-old with training camp only two days away? Until Michel comes back off the PUP list, Harris will be the number one running back yet again and as such see considerable practice reps with the first-team offense. He will be featured extensively in different situations — from the red zone to early-down runs to short-yardage situations — and also be tested as a pass protector.The experience Harris will gain along the way could prove beneficial further down the line: even with the lead back’s return on the horizon, he is expected to play a considerable role within New England’s offensive attack. Over the next few days (or maybe more Devin McCourty Jerseys Stitched , depending on the starter’s status), Harris and the Patriots will therefore have a prime opportunity to keep building on the rookie’s foundation for the 2019 season.