Tom Brady laments 'difficult situation' in regards to Antonio Brown

Tom Brady was all-in on the Antonio Brown signing.

He reportedly loved the idea when it was presented to him. Brady said he’d be fine with Brown staying at his house. He clearly wanted it to work.

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As we know, it didn’t. Brown was a member of the New England Patriots for just 11 days before he got cut, after sending text messages to a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct.

In typical Patriots fashion, Brady didn’t completely open up about what he thought of the entire Brown situation, but he shared a little bit in his weekly Monday morning interview with WEEI radio.

Tom Brady doesn’t say much about Antonio Brown

Brady has become masterful at avoiding any answers that make controversial headlines, and he followed that path with WEEI on Monday.

"I do have a lot of personal feelings, none of which I really care to share," Brady told WEEI, via ESPN’s Mike Reiss. "It's a difficult situation. That's kind of how I feel."

However, Brady did offer some insight that wasn’t specifically about Brown but seem to apply to his approach to accepting Brown as a teammate during his short time with the Patriots.

"There's a lot of human elements,” Brady told WEEI, via Reiss’ transcript. “As a player, as a person, I care deeply about my teammates. I want everyone to be the best they can possibly be. From the day I started with this team, even back in college, you try to provide leadership, and you try to care for people. You try to provide whatever you think you can to help them reach their highest potential -- whatever situation it is."

Patriots roll without Brown

The Patriots did just fine without Brown on Sunday, though it was against the lowly New York Jets. Phillip Dorsett, Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon all had their moments catching passes from Brady. Brady had 306 yards and two touchdowns in an easy 30-14 win.

The Patriots can move on from Brown because they don’t seem to need him. He was an addition that could have made them practically unstoppable, but at 3-0, they look unstoppable without him too.

But the weird saga will be a part of the Patriots’ story this season, and Brady’s efforts to accept Brown into the locker room weren’t unappreciated.

“Love ya champ that was fun,” Brown said in a caption on an Instagram photo of him and Brady.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) greets wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) before the start of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) scores a touchdown as Miami Dolphins cornerback Jomal Wiltz (33) attempts to defend, during the first half at an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
MIAMI , MA. - SEPTEMBER 15: Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots celebrates his first down catch during the first quarter of the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami , Florida. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
MIAMI , MA. - SEPTEMBER 15: Tom Brady #12 and Antonio Brown #17 of the New England Patriots bump fists during the second quarter of the NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Miami , Florida. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown to practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown works out during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, walks on the field near wide receiver Antonio Brown (1) as Brown works out during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. Brown practiced with the team for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, a day after his former trainer filed a civil lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida accusing him of sexually assaulting her on three occasions. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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