Football is a strange business and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is aware of how quickly things can change. In the wake of the surprising Jamie Collins trade, Brady was asked if he knows he could be traded at some juncture. “Absolutely. You can’t be around this long and not realize the world will keep spinning,” Brady said (Twitter link via Doug Kyed of NESN). Of course, there’s no reason to expect the Patriots to move on from Brady anytime soon.
Here’s more from the AFC East:
- Percy Harvin is back in the NFL, but it doesn’t sound like he was ruminating on the decision for long. The Bills called Harvin on a whim to see if he might want to play again and, after brief consideration, he decided to jump back in, a source tells Mike Florio of PFT. Harvin could make his 2016 debut against his former team on Monday night when Buffalo heads to Seattle.
- Some that played with Collins believed that he did not have to grind as hard as others on the team because he is so athletically gifted, ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss writes. In the Patriots‘ hard-working culture, that rationale likely didn’t fly with Bill Belichick. Reiss also hears from other ex-teammates that Collins was fully engaged, despite talk to the contrary. Of course, Collins’ pending free agency was also a factor in the trade. Earlier today, Collins personally denied asking for “Von Miller money” in his talks with New England.
- Prior to the deadline, the Jets had trade talks with the Cowboys about Sheldon Richardson.
- Dolphins star safety Reshad Jones has been playing through a torn rotator cuff for two seasons. Jones finally got the much-needed surgery and he will be out for the remainder of the season as he recovers.