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Tom Brady pokes fun at Boston Globe front page following Super Bowl LI on April Fools Day 04.01.17 at 1:48 pm ET
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Remember those early editions of the Boston Globe following Super Bowl LI? Tom Brady does too.

The quarterback poked fun at the front page on social media Saturday (April Fools Day) by posting a picture of the early edition front page, which had the title “A bitter end” for the morning after Super Bowl LI.

Obviously, the Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit and won the game 34-28 in overtime.

Brady wrote: Happy April 1st! #fakenews

Happy April 1st! #fakenews

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How Tom Brady became $14 million richer Friday 03.31.17 at 9:55 am ET
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Tom Brady received $14 million Friday. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady received $14 million Friday. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

It’s been a good last few months for Tom Brady.

The quarterback won his fifth Super Bowl in February and now Friday, for essentially doing nothing, Brady collected $14 million.

When Brady signed a two-year contract extension last year, he received a $28 million signing bonus and $14 million of that was deferred to March 31, which is Friday.

The 39-year-old is signed through 2019 and has a cap hit of $14 million this season, but that number jumps to $22 million in 2018 and 2019. His contract could once again get re-visited next offseason when the organization likely will decide what to do with Jimmy Garoppolo.

When it comes to cap hits, 20 other quarterbacks have numbers higher than Brady in 2017.

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Dolphins owner on Tom Brady playing 6-7 more years: ‘Good luck’ 03.28.17 at 9:38 am ET
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Tom Brady told Robert Kraft he expects to play 6-7 more years. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady told Robert Kraft he expects to play 6-7 more years. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Led by Tom Brady, the Patriots have dominated the AFC East for a long, long time.

Since 2001, New England has won every AFC East title, except for two — 2002 and 2008 — and Brady missed the 2008 season with a torn ACL.

The dominance may not end soon, as Patriots owner Robert Kraft told reporters at the NFL league meetings Monday Brady expects to play 6-7 more years.

Later on in the day, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was told of Kraft’s comments.

“Good luck,” Ross replied, via ESPN. “I love Tom Brady. He’s a Michigan guy. It’s OK. I don’t worry about them. We have to worry about my team.”

Added Ross: “I admire Tom Brady. He’s a fabulous person, a great player, no question. I have total respect for him. But I haven’t given up on ours. We’re building our team. I like our coach, I like our culture — I think we’re changing it — and we’re looking to be competitive.”

The Dolphins have been competitive with the Patriots in recent years, but it still hasn’t been enough to overtake them at the top of the division.

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Robert Kraft: A few days ago Tom Brady told me he wants to play 6, 7 more years 03.27.17 at 4:06 pm ET
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Tom Brady wants to play six, seven more years. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady wants to play six, seven more years. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

It looks like Tom Brady will be around the game a good amount longer.

After the Super Bowl, Brady told Peter King of MMQB he wanted to play until he was in his mid-40s and as of a few days ago, he told Robert Kraft he wants to play six or seven more years.

Kraft shared those comments speaking to reporters at the NFL league meetings in Arizona on Monday.

“I think Tommy’s sustained excellence is just unbelievable and it’s a lifestyle,” Kraft said to reporters. “He’s in training now, it’s not like he stopped. He works out — I remember after our first Super Bowl won going down in the training room of the old Foxboro Stadium three days after we won and he’s in there with the music blaring working out. He’s really dedicated.

“The thing that is amazing about him, to this day he hasn’t changed as a human being in terms of how he relates to people, but also how he works out. The only thing that has probably changed is how he eats, how he diets. I am not sure avocado ice cream is right for me, but if I could look like him and perform as half as well, I guess I would do it.”

Brady will turn 40 before this next season, so it appears he wants to play until he’s 46 or 47.

This also could impact Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with the team, which is an entirely different story.

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Tom Brady plays Augusta National with Jordan Spieth at 12:21 pm ET
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Tom Brady and Jordan Spieth are among the best at what they do and are connected through endorsement deals with Under Armour.

The two text from time-to-time and most recently the pair were part of a foursome at Augusta National, the site of the Masters, which will be played in two weeks.

Brady posted a picture on social media with the caption: Trying to beat @jordanspieth in golf is like trying to arm wrestle @therock… #DreamBig #NeverGiveUp

Trying to beat @jordanspieth in golf is like trying to arm wrestle @therock… #DreamBig #NeverGiveUp

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Roger Goodell weighs in on Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys being found 03.24.17 at 9:59 am ET
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Roger Goodell discussed Tom Brady's jersey being returned to the Patriots. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Roger Goodell discussed Tom Brady’s jersey being returned to the Patriots. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

On Thursday, Tom Brady’s stolen jerseys from Super Bowl XLIX and LI were returned to the Patriots by the FBI after they were discovered in Mexico.

The jerseys were stolen by Martin Mauricio Ortega, a former newspaper executive, as he took the jerseys following both Super Bowls from the Patriots’ locker room.

After an in-depth investigation involving a number of law enforcement agencies, the jerseys were found early this week.

Appearing on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike on Thursday, commissioner Roger Goodell offered his thoughts on the case.

“We did support the federal officials of the FBI and other law enforcement authorities, the Patriots security team and our security team. They all worked together and worked through what I thought was a very extensive investigation,” said Goodell. “As it turns out it was in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media, so it actually went outside the country here.

“It’s still an ongoing investigation, so I can’t add an awful lot to it or a lot of specifics to it, but we’re happy we were able to retrieve the jerseys, get it back to Tom [Brady] and I think that’s a good outcome here.”

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Robert Kraft thanks FBI for getting Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jerseys back 03.23.17 at 5:05 pm ET
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Robert Kraft will be on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel on Tuesday. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Robert Kraft thanked the FBI for getting Tom Brady’s jerseys back. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jerseys are back where they belong — in the hands of the Patriots.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft put out a statement thanking the FBI for getting the jerseys back after they were stolen following Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI.

“We want to thank the FBI, the Mexican authorities and the many different local agencies that were involved in the investigation and ultimate recovery of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey,” Kraft said in a statement. “Working along with the Patriots and NFL security, those agencies collectively coordinated an investigation that also led to the recovery of Tom’s missing Super Bowl XLIX jersey.

“It was great to have both jerseys returned to Gillette Stadium today. I don’t know that any agency could have accomplished this independently, but collectively multiple agencies – both in the U.S. and in Mexico – worked together to achieve the goal of retrieving the stolen property. It is another example of the importance of teamwork and what can be accomplished when everyone works together. We appreciate the effort of everyone involved and look forward to returning these jerseys to Tom when he gets back to New England.”

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