Quarterback Tom Brady dodged questions early Wednesday morning about a possible contract extension, which the *Boston Herald* reported would "pay him $19.3 million annually, beginning after he earns $6.5 million in 2010." The extension would last three years starting next season and pay the three-time Super Bowl champion QB $58 million in total, reports the Herald.
*ESPN.com* reported Brady's contract is expected to be between $18 million and $20 million per season over four years, almost $30 million more than the Herald predicted.
Yet Brady offered no elaboration.
"The reality is I have a job to do and my job isn't revolved around worrying about what my future is right now," Brady said. "My job is to be the best leader for this team that I can be, and really to get ready to play the Bengals, and play really well. Because of that, I think it's pretty selfish if I sit here and that's all I'm worried about -- myself."
On ESPN.com's "Mike & Mike in the Morning," wide receiver Wes Welker recapped his mindset after tearing his ACL last season.
"It was pretty difficult, especially the first week or so after the surgery," Welker said. "Having those days where it didn't really feel that well and really just kind of pushing through those days and warming it up and getting it ready. It was just kind of a big process, every single day, six days a week, staying on top of top of it and pushing through those days where I feel like my knee didn't want to do anything."
Corner backs Tony Carter and Prince Miller round out the Patriots' eight-man practice squad, after they released tight end Jeron Mastrud yesterday.
Bengals' receiver Chad Ochocinco had this to say about Bill Belichick, in reference to this season's home opener against Cincinatti: "Child, please. He's double teaming me right now while I'm sitting here."
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