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Bedard: Ignore the noise on Tom Brady and other Patriots combine thoughts

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(Adam Richins for BSJ)

Catching up on some of the recent Patriots news and interpreting what exactly is going on, starting with that quarterback guy.

So the drums are beating overtime that Tom Brady will be leaving the Patriots.

You have ESPN's Jeff Darlington basically as the point man for Team Brady saying it's more probable than not Brady is playing elsewhere next season and that the quarterback is telling other people this. Karen Guregian of the Herald says it's not looking good. There are various other reports that the Patriots are looking to rebuild and that Brady won't be back with the Patriots.

There are a couple of factors why I wouldn't panic quite yet over these Brady reports, and some of it has to do with Darlington — someone I worked beside at the Palm Beach Post and against on the Dolphins beat.