FOXBORO -- Tom Brady said Wednesday that a history of four surgeries has impacted his thought process as he attempts to hash out a contract extension with the Patriots.


“That’s a big part of it," Brady said. "It’s a physical game. I’ve had four surgeries in eight years,” Brady said. “Pretty much every other year having a surgery. All surgeries are major as far as I’m concerned.”


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning, in the wake of reports that he is about to sign a new contract with the team. Brady refused repeated requests to discuss the status of his negotiations but made it clear how he feels about the team.


THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” — Thomas Paine, "The Crisis"

Since Bill Belichick took over prior to the 2000 season, the Patriots have rarely failed to deliver an entertaining regular-season opener.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will make his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m. This will be his first media appearance since multiple outlets reported that the QB and the team were close to a new contract. The Boston Herald reported that the deal could be for three years and worth $58 million. The former NFL MVP is scheduled to earn $6.5 million this season in the final year of a six-year contract.

The Patriots have signed cornerback Tony Carter, linebacker Tyrone McKenzie and cornerback Prince Miller to the practice squad today. In addition, they released tight end Jeron Mastrud from the practice squad. For more Patriots news, check out

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked Tuesday about the comments made by Randy Moss on Monday.


Moss, in the final year of a three-year contract, told that "it feels like I am not wanted" when it comes to a possible contract extension. 


Belichick, however, was quick to praise Moss during a conference call Tuesday.


"Tremendous progress" has been made on a new contract for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and the deal is close to being done, according to sources close to WEEI’s "Dennis & Callahan" show. (To listen to the audio of the report click here.) The Boston Herald is also reporting that the deal could be worth three years, $58 million.

Admit it: With all the Logan Mankins and Tom Brady stuff you almost forgot that Randy Moss was entering the