During a radio interview before Monday night's game between the Eagles and Packers, Tom Brady told Jim Gray of Westwood One that he doesn't anticipate his knee injury being a long-term issue.
"I expect it to heal," Brady said. "I'm a pretty fast healer. I hope I don’t have to deal with it much longer. I might be the fastest 39-year-old healer that you know."
Brady seemed relieved after Sunday's win over the Jets, calling it a "long week" due in part to all the treatment he received in order to get himself physically ready to play. On Monday morning he said he felt better than he did the previous Monday, after beating the 49ers.
Brady completed 30 of 50 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns at MetLife Stadium to pick up his 200th career victory, tying him with Peyton Manning for the NFL record.
"He was pretty spectacular and I played against him a lot," Brady said of Manning. "Nobody could appreciate what he did for as long as he did as much as I can appreciate that. I'm glad we're tied at this point, and I'm glad that I get a chance to keep going. Hopefully I can keep going for a lot longer."
Martellus Bennett is moving on from the game of football.
The former Patriots tight end announced his retirement Friday night on Twitter, stating he is shifting his focus to his multimedia production company, The Imagination Agency.
Bennett, 31, had 55 receptions for 701 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games during the 2016 season with New England. After rejoining the Patriots in 2017, Bennett battled hamstring and shoulder injuries but did play in two games, catching six passes for 53 yards.
Bennett also played with the Cowboys, Giants, Bears, and Packers over the course of his 10-year career.
An arrest has been made in the Super Bowl week burglary at Rob Gronkowski's house.
Foxboro police announced Friday they have arrested 31-year-old Anthony Almeida, who has been charged with breaking and entering, receiving stolen property and malicious destruction of property.
The police also said they are searching for two other suspects, 26-year-old Shayne Denn and 28-year-old Eric Tyrrell.
Items taken from Gronkowski's house in the burglary included an Apple Watch, Rolex, and rare coins from the 1800s. Fortunately, those items have been recovered and Gronk will be getting them back. Police are still searching for the guns that were stolen from the house.