Bill Belichick has some explaining to do.

OK, the New England Patriots coach probably has earned the benefit of the doubt at this point, but fans and even players still are looking for answers after the Patriots traded second-team All-Pro linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns on Monday for a compensatory third-round draft pick.

Belichick appeared on WEEI’s “Dale & Holley” to share some reasoning behind the trade, and the audio can be heard in the above video from NESN Sports Today, presented by People’s United Bank.

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