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Tom Brady passes on question about rumored divide between Patriots and Alex Guerrero

Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady at Patriots practice last month.Barry Chin/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady chose not to address rumors about a rift between his guru and partner at TB12, Alex Guerrero, and coach Bill Belichick in his weekly radio interview Monday morning.

“No, I don’t have any comment on that, other than to say Alex has been, it’s well documented, a huge part of what I do,” Brady said on WEEI. “I’m so fortunate to have him not only as a friend, but everything that we’ve been able to do together. It takes a lot of people for an NFL player to achieve in your career — teammates, coaches, family, and support and friends. Alex has been a huge, huge reason why I’m still playing. I’m grateful for him.”


Brady was asked why Guerrero is not traveling with the team, but would not comment. He did, however, talk about how Guerrero has helped Rob Gronkowski.

“I think Gronk’s learned a lot,” said Brady. “I think every player, as you go over the course of your career, it evolves. Your training evolves, what works for you evolves. I think Gronk has done a great job this year in preparation for the season, and how over the course of the season he’s kept his routine up to really help him feel as good as he does.

“I’ve learned a lot over the years. I know what works. I know what doesn’t work. I’ve been in sports for 25 years. I think I have a pretty good understanding of what you need to do in order to stay healthy. That’s why I feel so strongly about it, and that’s why we wrote a book.

“Hopefully it helps a lot of people, and I think we have helped a lot of people, which is very fulfilling.”

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