The league added that it has been in contact with the NFL Players’ Association about the matter and would continue to “gather more information” from the Patriots and Brady.
Oddly enough, Brady drew some criticism this time a year ago for comments he made about concussions and CTE.
“It’s just part of life, you know, not only football, but contact sports,” Brady told ABC News. “It’s part of people walking down the street. You run, you fall, you hit your head. There’s Cheap Jerseys Paypal Free Shipping a lot of sports that are involved, but I think it’s good there’s more awareness than there’s been in the past. Women’s soccer and cycling, water polo, there’s a lot of sports.”
“A lot of people probably don’t know this: Let’s say I played well, was a 1,000-yard receiver last year, it would have been more difficult from a fan perspective to cut me. If I’m a 1,000-yard guy, they’re like, ‘Why are you cutting Cruz? He just had 1,000 yards and had five or six Cheap Jerseys Soccer touchdowns. That doesn’t make sense.’
“But if I have 500 yards or whatever the case may be, it’s a little easier on the fans to be like, ‘Oh, he didn’t play well, so that’s why the cut him.’ And if I played well, they owed me a ton of money that next year so it was like, ‘Let’s get Cruz off the books.’”
Cruz admitted it sounds odd for a playoff team to not feature a player who is performing well, but he says it’s the only conclusion he can come up with.
“Even just to think about someone coming up to the quarterback and saying ‘Hey, don’t throw it here’ or ‘Don’t give it to this guy’ — it’s hard to even fathom that thought. Which I don’t even know or think happens. I doubt it,” he said. “But when you look at the film and you look at how it goes down, that’s the only way.”