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Tom Brady responds to report Patriots are looking to add a wide receiver before deadline

Tom Brady responds to report Patriots are looking to add a wide receiver before deadline

The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m., and the Patriots reportedly are in the market for a wide receiver.

Not just any wideout, either. Reports say the Pats are in the market for a "big-name" receiver, with Demariyus Thomas being specifically named.

During his most recent appearance on Westwood One, Tom Brady talked about rumors the Pats were in the receiver market.

"I think any time you can improve your team, you owe it to your team to do that, Brady said. "I think we're trying obviously to improve like always. We've made a lot of trades at the deadline over the years. Coach Belichick makes all those decisions, he explores any opportunity that he thinks can help us, whether it's on the offensive side or defensive side of the ball. We're always looking for good players, so however that ends up, that's up to Coach Belichick to decide."

Though that isn't exactly the most telling answer, you can at least bet the Bill Belichick and the Patriots are ringing phones off the hook looking for any opportunity to improve the team before 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Rob Gronkowski posts old video hinting at possible return to Patriots

Rob Gronkowski posts old video hinting at possible return to Patriots

Rob Gronkowski continues to add to the speculation about a possible return to the New England Patriots.

On Sunday, Gronk took to Twitter to tease a "big announcement" coming Tuesday at 9 a.m. Later on in the day, the retired tight end posted a video to Facebook that is sure to get Patriots fans' hopes up.

In the video, originally posted by Tom Brady in 2016, the Patriots quarterback blows into a conch shell and adds a caption that reads, "New England Patriots RECEIVERS… ASSEMBLE!!!"

Gronk reposted it and asked, "Tom Brady, do you think this thing still works?!! 🐚"

Check it out below:

Gronkowski has always kept the door open for a possible return to football, but Pats fans shouldn't get too excited. Last month, Gronk seemed to shut down the idea of that comeback happening this season.

We'll just have to wait and see what the announcement will be on Tuesday. Gronk's deadline to come out of retirement and play again this season is Saturday, Nov. 30.

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Tony Gonzalez reveals joining Rob Gronkowski on Patriots 'almost happened'

Tony Gonzalez reveals joining Rob Gronkowski on Patriots 'almost happened'

The New England Patriots were lucky to have one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history in Rob Gronkowski for nine years, and at one point, another legendary player at the position nearly joined the roster.

That's right, Hall of Fame tight end and current FOX Sports NFL analyst Tony Gonzalez revealed Sunday in a behind-the-scenes video that joining Gronkowski in New England "almost happened." Gonzalez didn't specify when the move could have occurred, but it does create a pretty interesting "what if?" scenario for fans to wonder about.

Check out the exchange between Gonzalez and hist FOX Sports colleague Gronkowski in the tweet below:

Gonzalez was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997 and played with them for 12 seasons before joining the Atlanta Falcons for the final six years of his career. He retired after the 2013 season and is currently No. 3 on the league's career receptions leaderboard with 1,325 over 17 seasons.

Gronkowski had a shorter career than Gonzalez due to injuries and retired in March, but he arguably was the most dominant tight end we've ever seen. Gronk tallied 79 touchdown receptions in 115 career regular season games, and his postseason résumé (which includes three Super Bowl titles) is quite impressive, too.

A Gronkowski-Gonzalez combo would have been really fun, especially with Tom Brady at quarterback, and maybe the Patriots would have won another Super Bowl if Gonzalez had come to Foxboro.

The only question now is if Gronkowski will put his retirement on hold and return to the Patriots this season. On Sunday morning, he teased a "big announcement" coming Tuesday.

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