Now taking the stage at the Republican National Convention...Tom Brady?
The New York Times reports that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a rally in Richmond, Va., that he wants sports stars to speak on his behalf at the convention in Cleveland as part of a "winner's evening" and said he was thinking of Brady as someone who could speak on his behalf.
"We're going to do it a little different, if it's okay," Trump told the crowd. "I'm thinking about getting some of the great sports people who like me a lot."
More from the Times' story:
According to the candidate, he also has the support of star quarterbacks Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger; Brian France, the chief exectuive of Nascar; and Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Brady was spotted with a "Make America Great Again" cap in his locker last year at Gillette Stadium, and while he's attempted to distance himself from the politics, he has called Trump a "good friend."
Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.
Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.
The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.
More to come...
Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment.
Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".
Click here to listen and see how he did.