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Patriots QB Tom Brady tells Randy Moss how he keeps his competitive fire going

Patriots QB Tom Brady tells Randy Moss how he keeps his competitive fire going

People often say Father Time is undefeated, but he's having a heck of a time going up against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady is in his 20th NFL season at age 42, and he still ranks among the best players at his position.

The Patriots are 6-0 for the first time since 2015, and Brady recently passed Peyton Manning for second place on the league's career passing yards leaderboard.

ESPN NFL analyst Randy Moss, who played with Brady for multiple seasons beginning in 2007, recently sat down with the legendary quarterback for an interview before "Monday Night Football" between the Patriots and New York Jets.

One of Moss' questions for Brady was how he still keeps his competitive fire burning this deep into his career.

"That's a good question. I think, for me -- one, it's the love of the game," Brady explained. "I enjoy it. And football is my first love. I sit here and think, 'Well, if I wasn't playing football, what would I be doing?' I can't find an answer to that. So, it's like why not keep doing what I love doing?

"I think there's a lot of people who've made sacrifices in their life to support me -- my wife, my kids, my family. They're getting a little bit older. So, it's not going to last forever."

Moss also asked Brady if his kids have told him it's almost time to come home.

“Not my kids so much." Brady said. "I've asked my oldest son, who is 12, Jack, I say, ‘Jack, what do you think?’ He’ll be like, ‘Whatever you want, dad.’ And I say, 'come give me a big hug for saying that.' Then I'll say it to my wife and she will go, ‘You already know my answer.’ She is just a loving wife that wants me to be around the kids all the time. But she’s also so supportive of the things I love to do, too."

Regardless of how many years Brady has left in his career, the end is not far away, and he's not afraid to acknowledge that.

"It will come, It is getting closer. We're close to the end," Brady said. "It is not going to go on forever. I am enjoying it. For me, at this point, it's really about the relationships. It's about the people who I play for, the people who I play with, that's what I'm enjoying."

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Matt Cassel on a sad Tom Brady, Colin Kaepernick's workout, and his time with the Cowboys

Patriots Talk Podcast: Matt Cassel on a sad Tom Brady, Colin Kaepernick's workout, and his time with the Cowboys

Ex-Patriots backup QB Matt Cassel joins Tom E. Curran to talk about a frustrated Brady, Colin Kaepernick's NFL comeback chances and Cassel's experience with the Dallas Cowboys.

3:30 - Tom Curran is joined by Matt Cassel to discuss Tom Brady's attitude following the Patriots win over the Eagles. Does he have the right to be so outwardly upset?

10:34 - It's easy to focus on what the Patriots haven't brought in to help Brady, but Tom and Matt talk about the three first-round picks in Sony Michel, Isaiah Wynn and N'Keal Harry that were drafted specifically for the QB.

15:27 - A couple of former Patriots made headlines Tuesday, with Rob Gronkowski announcing his "Gronk Beach" plans for Super Bowl Sunday and Antonio Brown apologizing to Robert Kraft on social media.

20:40 - With Colin Kaepernick's workout now in the rearview, Tom and Matt discuss what they saw from him and wonder what the exposure actually did for the QB's chances of getting a job.

27:27 - Matt talks about his time with the Dallas Cowboys and gives us an insider's view of what it's like to play for Jerry Jones as opposed to Robert Kraft.

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Patriots work out former Eagles defensive back Tuesday

Patriots work out former Eagles defensive back Tuesday

The New England Patriots worked out a defensive back on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Tre Sullivan, a former Philadelphia Eagles safety, played 12 games in 2018. The 24-year-old made 17 tackles, 12 solo, in his stint with Philadelphia. Sullivan played in college at Shepherd University in West Virginia, and was released by the Eagles over the summer. 

The workout comes after the Patriots have a need to fill three open practice squad spots following the departures of offensive tackle Dan Skipper, defensive lineman Ufomba Kamalu and placing Obi Melifonwu on injured reserve.

New England also announced that they've placed Gunner Olszewski on injured reserve and have activated Isaiah Wynn. 

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