Patriots Claim They Haven’t Seen Tom Brady Since Suspension Was Lifted


FOXBORO, Mass. — If Tom Brady returned to Gillette Stadium on Monday, his New England Patriots teammates either haven’t seen the quarterback or aren’t admitting they’ve seen him.

Wide receiver Chris Hogan, offensive tackle Nate Solder and special teams captain Matthew Slater all said they haven’t seen Brady, whose four-game Deflategate suspension ended Monday at midnight, when he could have reported to Gillette Stadium and begun talking to his teammates about football.

The chair in Brady’s locker was down Monday, indicating he had been in the Patriots’ locker room. Slater was asked if Brady was in the building, and the receiver/special-teamer said, “I can’t answer that question.”

Why are the Patriots being secretive about Brady’s return? Who knows. They like to keep all information close to the vest, including the whereabouts of their legendary quarterback apparently.

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