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Tom Brady definitely cut Patriots a break

A few day-after thoughts on the money included in Tom Brady’s new three-year contract extension:

• I don’t have the final numbers yet but if the numbers from ESPN’s Field Yates are accurate ($30 million in existing money rolled into signing bonus plus $3 million of new guaranteed money) then Brady definitely did the team a favor. He didn’t take money out of pocket to do the deal, but he definitely passed up a chance to land more.

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