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#pounditSunday, May 16, 2021

Report: Colts have not spoken with Tom Brady’s camp

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Tom Brady is clearly heading into free agency with an open mind, and there have been reports that his agent has spoken with multiple teams other than the New England Patriots at the NFL Scouting Combine this week. The Indianapolis Colts were not one of them, however.

Stephen Holder of The Athletic was told by an NFL source that no member of the Colts organization has been in contact with Brady’s representatives. While that does not mean Indy has no interest in Brady, it’s possible the report of the Colts meeting with Brady’s people leaked as part of an attempt to put pressure on the Patriots.

Colts general manager Chris Ballard told reporters this week that he is “not going to comment on Brady” but noted that the six-time Super Bowl champion has had a great career. Technically, teams are not permitted to speak with or about free agents until the legal tampering window begins on March 16. The official start of free agency is March 18.

There were numerous reports on Thursday morning that claimed Brady is on the verge of a divorce with the Patriots. The timing made it seem like the information came directly from Brady’s camp, and it’s possible the 42-year-old is upset that Bill Belichick and the Patriots have yet to sit down to talk about a new contract with him.

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