Brady tells ESPN playing until 45 'seems like a pretty good number'

Brady tells ESPN playing until 45 'seems like a pretty good number'

Tom Brady still under center in the NFL in his mid-40s? He reiterated his intention to play that long in an ESPN interview.

"I always said my mid-40s," Brady told ESPN's Ian O'Connor, "and naturally that means around 45. If I get there and I still feel like I do today, I don't see why I wouldn't want to continue."

And, Brady said his wife, supermodel Giselle Bundchen, has signed off on it, too.

"My wife says lots of things sometimes," Brady said. "She makes decisions for our family that I've got to deal with. Hopefully she never says, 'Look, this has to be it.' ... My wife and my kids, it's a big investment of their time and energy, too."

She wants me to do that, too. She also wants me to take good care of myself and still have my energy. My kids have grown up faster than I thought.

The expansive piece, headlined "Surpassing Michael Jordan as ultimate GOAT is Tom Brady's last challenge", theorizes that Brady has surpassed his idol Joe Montana as the greatest QB of all time ("I don't agree with that," TB12 said) and is now taking aim, at least in public perception, at Michael Jordan and his six championships when it comes to G.O.A.T. status.

As for when he'll stop playing, "45 is a pretty good number right now," Brady said.

"I think 45 is a pretty good number for right now. I know the effort it takes to be 40...My love for the sport will never go away. I don't think at 45 it will go away. At some point, everybody moves on. Some people don't do it on their terms. I feel I want it to be on my terms. I've got to make appropriate choices on how to do that, how to put myself in the best position to reach my long-term goals."

Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

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Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ebron was rumored to be a potential target for the Patriots, especially after new Pats running back Jeremy Hill tried recruiting him to the team.

The 24-year-old had 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns a season ago with Detroit. 


Patriots release Shea McClellin

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Patriots release Shea McClellin

Shea McClellin will be blocking kicks for somebody else next season. 

The Patriots announced Monday they've released the veteran linebacker, ending his tenure with the team after two seasons.  ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.

The Pats signed McClellin to a three-year deal prior to the 2016 season, but that was the only season in which he played for the team. McClellin missed all of last season due to injury. Prior to coming to New England, McClellin played four seasons with the Bears, who chose him 19th overall in 2012. 

McClellin's biggest contribution with the Pats came when he blocked a Justin Tucker kick in Week 14 of the 2016 season against the Ravens.