Tom Brady has found something of a rhythm with rookie Kenbrell Thompkins but that doesn't mean that he's happy about the Patriots' situation at receiver.
NFL Network reported Sunday that Brady had personally spoken to former teammates Brandon Lloyd and Deion Branch, both free agents, in recent weeks. Brady denied those claims this week.
"Yeah, I don't know where those, some of those reports come from," Brady told WEEI sports radio. "Obviously I have relationships with every guy that I've ever played with, certainly guys at the receiver position are some of my best friends and people that I spent the most time and I'm the closest with. But I don't make any personnel decisions, I don't -- I can't talk to coach Belichick about bringing players back. I've never been able to control personnel decisions, so that's -- I'm a player like everybody else.
"We have a scouting department and people that make those decisions and I'm one of the last people that are ever asked or told about what we're doing with players," he continued. "I kind of just mind my own business and try to play quarterback as best I can."