When the Patriots released second-year wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins on Saturday, there was hope he would clear waivers and the team could bring him back.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Patriots will activate both cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms on Monday. Both coming off four games suspensions, the Patriots had until Monday at 4 p.m. to officially activate the players.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, who reported that Tom Brady was having “tension” with the Patriots coaching staff, checked in with Middays with MFB on Monday afternoon to offer more information and analysis of the quarterback situation in Foxboro.

Emotion can often be a false flag when it comes to forecasting the success or failure of a football team, but it certainly appeared that it played a sizable role for the Patriots on Sunday night.

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman and defensive end Chandler Jones joined Middays with MFB on Monday, following Sunday’s 43-17 victory over the Bengals. To hear the interviews, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning, following Sunday night’s 43-17 rout of the Bengals.

ESPN NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss the Patriots’€™ win over the Bengals on Sunday night. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Bill Belichick addresses reporters after Sunday night's win over Cincinnati. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick didn't even crack a smile.



Tom Brady had 292 yards passing and 13 yards rushing Sunday against the Bengals.</p>
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