Tom Brady ‘Excited’ for Josh Gordon’s Return, But Managing Expectations

[NBC Sports] Tom Brady 'excited' for Josh Gordon's return, but managing expectations
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Few people should be happier about Josh Gordon's return than Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots quarterback indeed is glad to have another weapon in his arsenal.

During an interview Tuesday on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show," Brady said he found at the same as everyone else (Friday night) that Gordon had been reinstated from his indefinite suspension.

"That's kind of the way it works in the NFL," Brady said. "There's not a lot of information that comes out."

"Obviously everyone is excited to have him back, and we'll just take it day-to-day."

Like head coach Bill Belichick, though, Brady declined to fuel the Gordon hype train any further. When asked about a June report that Brady and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, had taken Gordon out to dinner, the veteran quarterback instead spoke broadly about the rapport he has with all of his pass-catchers.

"In general, I have had a great relationship with a lot of the guys -- almost every single guy I have ever played with," Brady said. "Relationships are a two-way street. That's part of what makes a real healthy relationship. I have had a quarterback-receiver relationship, whether it's with Julian (Edelman), or Troy Brown, or Wes (Welker) or Randy (Moss).

"We talk a lot. We communicate a lot. You want to see everybody that you work with and play with be the best they can be, and you try and support and empower the best way that you can. It's different for everybody. Everybody comes from different places and I always try and do the best I can do."

Gordon currently is on the non-football injury list and can't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. It's unclear when he'll return to action, so in the meantime, it appears Brady is being cautiously optimistic about his talented wideout.

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