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Reporting from West Virginia: Big days for Brady, Butler

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Reporting from West Virginia: Big days for Brady, Butler

Reporting from the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, with the latest from the Patriots final day of joint practice with the Saints in advance of their Saturday night preseason game in New Orleans:

Tom Brady was on target and cornerback Malcolm Butler recovered from a bad day on Wednesday.

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Book claims Brady 'had enough' of Belichick after 2017 season

Book claims Brady 'had enough' of Belichick after 2017 season

According to a new book written by ESPN's Ian Connor titled "Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time," the rift between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick may have been even more serious than originally thought.

The book claims that following the 2017 season Tom Brady wanted to part ways with his longtime head coach.

"If you're married 18 years to a grouchy person who gets under your skin and never compliments you, after a while you want to divorce him," a source told O'Connor. "Tom knows Bill is the best coach in the league, but he's had enough of him. If Tom could, I think he would divorce him."

O'Connor writes that Brady seriously reconsidered his future in New England up until late March, but the Jimmy Garoppolo trade ultimately left Brady feeling obligated to stay with the Patriots.

"But in the end, even if he wanted to, Brady could not walk away from the game, and he could not ask for a trade. The moment Belichick moved [Jimmy] Garoppolo to San Francisco, and banked on Brady's oft-stated desire to play at least into his mid-forties, was the moment Brady was virtually locked into suiting up next season and beyond. Had he retired or requested a trade, he would have risked turning an adoring New England public into an angry mob."

"Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time" will be released Sept. 25.

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Bill Belichick doesn't comment on Josh Gordon trade

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Bill Belichick doesn't comment on Josh Gordon trade

1:11 - Bill Belichick didn’t have much to say about acquiring Josh Gordon. Tom Giles, Michael Holley, and Danielle Trotta discuss if Josh Gordon will be able to turn his career around in New England.

6:55 - Evan Drellich joins BST from Yankee Stadium to discuss the Red Sox bullpen blowing yet another save, and how David Price can help the Red Sox clinch the A.L. East on Wednesday night in New York.

11:45 - DJ Bean, Abby Chin, and Michael Holley talk about the ESPN top 100 NBA players list, where Jayson Tatum will be ranked in the top 30.

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