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Tom Brady vows to turn stolen jerseys into something positive once getting them back 03.20.17 at 5:04 pm ET
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Tom Brady released a statement on his jerseys Monday. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

Tom Brady released a statement on his jerseys Monday. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady is hoping to turn a negative into a positive.

On Monday, it was learned with the help of the FBI, Brady’s stolen jerseys from Super Bowl XLIX and LI were found in Mexico.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the alleged thief is Mauricio Ortega, a former Mexican newspaper executive, who pretended to cover the games and then stole the jerseys in the locker room afterwards.

A video of Ortega walking out of the Patriots locker room was also surfaced on Monday.

Courtesy of NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, Brady released a statement though his agent Don Yee.

“I am happy my jerseys from SB 49 and 51 have been recovered, and I want to thank all of the law enforcement agencies involved,” the statement read. “I know they worked hard on this case — and it is very much appreciated. Hopefully when I get the jerseys back I can make something very positive come from this experience.”

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Houston Police chief urges NFL to change security protocols after Tom Brady’s jersey gets stolen from locker room 03.20.17 at 2:38 pm ET
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Tom Brady's Super Bowl jerseys have been found. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jerseys have been found. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey has been found, and also his Super Bowl XLIX jersey, both of which were stolen.

They were apparently stolen by the same man — Mauricio Ortega — a former executive with Diario La Prensa, a newspaper in Mexico, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Ortega posed as someone covering the Super Bowl for an international media outlet and took the jerseys following both games.

Video surfaced Monday of Ortega walking into the Patriots locker room after their win over the Falcons and then walking out 10 minutes later with something under his arm (apparently Brady’s jersey).

Click here to see the video, or scroll down.

The Houston Police department held a press conference Monday where Art Acevedo, the chief of police, urged the NFL to change its protocols because they are the ones in charge of security inside the locker room.

“I just hope the NFL security takes a look because they are the one’s responsible for securing the locker rooms. They really need to check their protocols and their efforts because there are these two jerseys we are aware of and required a response from the Houston Police Department and other partners to recover them,” he told reporters. “Quite frankly, they are going to end up in the hands that they belong as in Mr. Brady and his family.”

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What’s the latest with Malcolm Butler and the Saints? 03.20.17 at 2:06 pm ET
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Malcolm Butler and the Saints appear to still be working out a new contract. (Michael Madrid/USA Today Sports)

Malcolm Butler and the Saints appear to still be working out a new contract. (Michael Madrid/USA Today Sports)

Last week restricted free agent cornerback Malcolm Butler met with the Saints on Wednesday and Thursday as the two sides look to come to agreement on a long-term deal.

According to CSNNE’s Mike Giardi, the parameters of a deal are mostly in place, but there’s some quibbling over guaranteed money. The report adds compensation between the Patriots and Saints can’t be discussed until Butler signs his tender, but both sides know what it will take to get a deal done.

ESPN’s Mike Triplett, who covers the Saints, adds “it is a process that could go either way.”

Nothing can happen until the Saints and Butler agree on a long-term contract, which by having Butler in for a visit last week, means the interest is there.

It would appear Butler isn’t going to sign his first-round tender ($3.91 million) until he knows he can get a long-term deal with the Saints. That would then trigger a domino effect where the Patriots could then trade Butler because he’s under contract.

At this point it seems the No. 11 overall pick (if the Saints signed him as a restricted free agent and Patriots didn’t match) will not be happening.

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Details emerge of how Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey was stolen 03.20.17 at 11:58 am ET
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The person who stole Tom Brady's jerseys also reportedly took Von Miller's helmet. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

The person who stole Tom Brady’s jerseys also reportedly took Von Miller’s helmet. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

One of the bigger storylines following Super Bowl LI was not Tom Brady and the Patriots winning their fifth Super Bowl, but rather Brady’s jersey being stolen from the Patriots locker room after the game.

A month and a half later, it’s been found thanks to the FBI, along with his Super Bowl XLIX jersey that was also stolen — by the same person posing as an international media member.

On Fox Sports’ “Undisputed” Jay Glazer explained exactly what happened.

“Well he doesn’t have to go on eBay anymore, because the investigation is leading to that jersey, as well as his Super Bowl jersey from a couple of years ago, going back to the New England Patriots and Tom Brady,” Glazer said. “So here’s actually what happened. The FBI and the NFL security, along with Patriots security and the Houston PD, they actually went through all this video to try and track somebody down, and they zeroed in on somebody, a person of interest.

“That person of interest, from what I’m told, is an international member of the media. I don’t believe he’s actually a member of the media, but he was posing as a member of the international media. Got credentialed, it’s been going on for quite some time.

“And he actually, from what I’m told, they have him going into the locker room right behind Bill Belichick as if he’s with the team. Goes in there, loiters around a little while and is seen leaving the locker room – this is the video they’re trying to look at right now – seen leaving a little bit later with something under his arm.

“He goes in without anything under his arm, just your normal media backpack, comes out later with the backpack plus something under his arm. They’ve all zeroed in now, and from what I understand, Houston PD just put out that they were found down in Mexico and had to deal with authorities there to get them back on American soil. They had to authenticate them, make sure these were actually Tom Brady’s jerseys, and in fact they were. From what I understand, they will be returned to the Patriots and Brady some time this week.”

It’s also worth noting Glazer reported the same person that swiped Brady’s jerseys is suspected of taking Von Miller’s helmet after Super Bowl 50.

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NFL confirms Tom Brady’s 2 stolen Super Bowl jerseys have been found 03.20.17 at 9:50 am ET
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Tom Brady's two stolen Super Bowl jerseys have been found. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady’s two stolen Super Bowl jerseys have been found. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Not only was Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey found, but also his Super Bowl XLIX jersey.

Both were stolen after his last two Super Bowl wins by someone posing as an international media member, the NFL confirmed Monday morning.

The statement reads: Through the cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots’ security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities, the Super Bowl LI jersey worn last month by MVP Tom Brady has been recovered.

Also retrieved during the ongoing investigation was the jersey Brady wore in the Patriots’ victory in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. The items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media. Due to the ongoing investigation, we would refer any additional questions to the FBI.

Brady took home MVP honors in both Super Bowls.

NFL security is extremely tight at Super Bowls, so it’s worth wondering how exactly the person was able to take Brady’s jersey from the locker room not only once, but twice.

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Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey reportedly has been found 03.20.17 at 8:32 am ET
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Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey reportedly has been recovered. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey reportedly has been recovered. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Nearly a month and a half after Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey went missing, it appears it has been found.

According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, the jersey has been found on “foreign soil.”

Here is what Glazer tweeted Monday morning: Breaking: FOX Sports has learned the FBI & NFL Security believe they have located Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey & in process of returning to Patriots. Wild story details coming up on FS1.

More details coming up later on @fs1 including FBI being involved bc jersey was on foreign soil, FBI and NFL Sec located Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey FOX Sports has learned.

Brady took home MVP honors in the Patriots’ 34-28 overtime win over the Falcons where the team overcame a 25-point deficit.

There are still many questions with this case, like who actually took it, which could be answered as the day goes on.

[UPDATE 10 a.m.]: The NFL has confirmed Brady’s last two Super Bowl jerseys have been found and were stolen by someone posing as an international media member.

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Why is there buzz surrounding Darrelle Revis potentially signing with Patriots? 03.19.17 at 1:26 pm ET
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There's been recent buzz of Darrelle Revis coming back to the Patriots. (Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

There’s been recent buzz of Darrelle Revis coming back to the Patriots. (Billie Weiss/Getty Images)

As soon as charges were dropped against Darrelle Revis in a Pittsburgh court last week, many started to connect him to signing with the Patriots as a way to get his career back on track.

It raises the question, why are the Patriots the team he’s connected to?

First off, he wouldn’t cost much at all considering the Jets have to pay him $6 million, so any team that signs him would not need to give him a big contract with what he’s already getting from the Jets. The Patriots and Bill Belichick love value and Revis’ situation certainly gives him good value to any team that potentially signs him.

Secondly, playing for the Patriots would likely get Revis’ career back on track.

Currently, the 31-year-old is at the lowest point of his career coming off his worst season ever and then having the legal situation hanging over his head. A productive season in New England, likely going deep into the playoffs, would get his career back on track and have teams wanting his services once again. Of course, this is all dependent on Revis putting the work in again (unlike last year with the Jets), which he says he is willing to do.

Also, by playing for Belichick and the organization in 2014, Revis knows the Patriots’ system well and Belichick knows how to use him best.

There’s nothing to suggest the Patriots are actually interested in Revis, but it can be seen why rumors are out there of him signing with the Patriots to get his career back on track.

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