Patriots receiver Julian Edelman goes Nutz for the Flying Squirrels

(WTVR) - The reach of the Flying Squirrels continues to expand beyond Virginia borders and outside their chosen sport.

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was seen sporting a Squirrels hat after practice earlier this week in New England. When asked about it, Edelman explained where the team was located and that he was "just a squirrel trying to get a nut" a line first made famous in a song by rapper Oran "Juice" Jones back in 1986

Flying Squirrels COO Todd "Parney" Parnell explains that he gave Edelman the hat when the Patriots came here for joint training camp practices with the Washington Redskins back in 2014. He gave Edelman two hats, one of which he wore last year during the NFL season also.