On Friday, Josh Gordon was reinstated on a conditional basis by the NFL and on Monday he was back at Gillette Stadium with the rest of his Patriots teammates.
Although he didn't practice since he's on NFI, he was on the field for stretching and in the locker room just like everyone else.
Appearing on The Greg Hill Show Tuesday part of the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon, Tom Brady was asked when he found out the news.
“At the same time as everyone else did," Brady said. "That is kind of the way it works in the NFL, there’s not a lot of information that comes out.
"Obviously, everyone is excited to have him back and we’ll just take it day-to-day.”
A few months back, there was a report from ESPN's Jeff Darlington noting Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen took Gordon out to dinner last season to "make him feel like he is at home." Brady was asked directly about it, but didn't get into it and spoke in generalities.
“In general, I have had a great relationship with a lot of the guys — almost every single guy I have ever played with," Brady said. "Relationships are a two-way street. That is part of what makes a real healthy relationship. I have had a quarterback-receiver relationship, whether it is with Julian (Edelman), or Troy Brown, or Wes (Welker) or Randy (Moss). We talk a lot. We communicate a lot and you want to see everybody that you work with and play with be the best they can be and you try and support and empower the best way that you can. It’s different for everybody. Everybody comes from different places and I always try and do the best I can do.
"It’s served our team well over a long period of time. Every player who comes in wants to contribute and wants to do the right thing. I think this current team is made up of guys who have really worked hard, really put the team first and we want to go out there and perform well for our team, and our city, our fans and our family. I don’t see anything different this year other than that.”
Gordon cannot play in Thursday's preseason game, but anything after that is fair game.