Patriots DE pretends to be Julian Edelman for Halloween

BY Nick Schwartz • November 15, 2016

Perhaps inspired by the frighteningly lifelike Tom Brady mask that went viral earlier this season, New England Patriots defensive end Chris Long pranked teammate Julian Edelman by showing up to Gillette Stadium in an Edelman mask and taking a seat at his locker.

Via the Boston Globe:

"Long had been planning the prank for two weeks. He downloaded a picture of Edelman’s face and used it to place a custom order for the mask. He’d teased Edelman that he “had something” for him but had kept the plan a secret.

Long was an excellent Edelman and took questions from reporters, who wondered about his sudden heft and muscle.

“I lifted a lot. I spent my offseason in muscle beach."