Tom Brady reacts to Antonio Brown rumors: Those decisions aren't up to me


There's been a lot of smoke when it comes to Antonio Brown and the Patriots in recent days following his meeting with the NFL last week, and then his apology to Robert Kraft and the organization on social media.

Appearing on Westwood One Radio with Jim Gray Thursday night, Tom Brady was asked if he thinks Brown will play for the Patriots again this season?

“I don’t think those decisions honestly are up to me," he said. "They are not up to me when we cut players, or sign players. I think the people in the personnel department decide those things. My job is to play quarterback and that is what I am trying to do as well as I possibly can.”

NBC Sports Boston's Tom E. Curran has reported the Patriots are not interested in bringing the receiver back.

Brady's attitude has also been a storyline this week following his short press conference after the game last Sunday. The quarterback appeared more upbeat in his interview with Gray Thursday.

“Yeah, I’m doing good. Good couple of days of practice," he said. "The football season is dealing with lots of different emotions. You deal with the physical part, the mental part, and the emotional part is very important as well. I always want us to go out and play great. Sometimes when we don’t, it’s frustrating. But, that is football season.

"Fortunately, we get to go out there on Sunday and try and go against one of the best teams in the NFL and find some rhythm on offense and score some points. I think that will make all of us very happy.”

The Patriots will host the Cowboys Sunday at Gillette Stadium.