FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady isnât the only high-profile member of the Patriots who is looking for a contract extension, and the captain took some time Wednesday to vouch for two other guys who also have their eyes set on getting paid.
One of them, left guard Logan Mankins, is merely a ghost in Foxboro, and Brady hoped that changes.
"Logan is a great friend, and I think all of us in this locker room have to focus on what weâre doing because he hasnât been here, and weâre all trying to get our job done," Brady said. "Weâd all love Logan here. Everybody in this building would, but heâs not. We have to move on and play a game this weekend. Who knows whatâs going to happen?"
Another friend of Brady's, wide receiver Randy Moss, said earlier this week that he felt unwanted by the organization. Brady, though, did everything short of singing a Whitney Houston chorus while inflecting his praise upon Moss.
"I want him," Brady said. "He knows that. I tell him every day. Heâs everything we look for in a receiver. Heâs been a great player for his whole career. Look at what heâs done here in terms of his productivity. Look at what heâs done this preseason in training camp. Heâs been a great example, a great leader. Weâre lucky to have him. We really are."