The Facts: Per Herald staffer Karen Guregian, the Patriots still have not reached out to Brady. A source told Guregian, “It’s not looking good.”
Diehards Line: As Profootballtalk.com reminded readers, the Patriots are the only team that can talk to Brady about a contract right now without violating tampering rules, so the fact they haven't done so is obviously worth noting. And to expand on the previous item, Jeff Darlington of ESPN reported on the air that Brady has told people close to him that it is “not happening” in New England and that he expects to go somewhere else to continue his playing career. In case you missed it, Darlington went on to advise viewers he's at the point where he'd be "stunned" if Brady wound up remaining a Patriots. ... Stay tuned.