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Tom Brady came away from Wednesday’s joint practice with the Houston Texans thoroughly impressed by the team’s rookie quarterback, Deshaun Watson.

“Watching him play, he’s got a great future,” Brady told reporters after the practice. “He’s got all the ability.”

Praise couldn’t come from a better source than the five-time Super Bowl champion, and it didn’t appear that Watson was taking the opportunity to share a field with one of football’s all-time greats lightly.

“It’s always great to be able to learn and watch Tom Brady, one of the best ever, and see how he works,” said Watson after the practice session. “Each time he takes the field he’s out there taking charge, being a leader.”

Though Brady appeared genuinely excited to meet the Heisman finalist, he wasn’t ready to share many of the secrets to his success. When asked what advice he passed on to Watson, Brady replied: “Most of the time it’s your own team. You’re trying to help the guys you play with.”

Brady just turned 40, but it seems he’s as competitive as ever heading into the upcoming season.

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Tom Brady won’t reveal whether he suffered a concussion last season because he doesn’t believe it’s anyone’s business but his.

Speaking to reporters at New England Patriots training camp Friday, Brady wouldn’t discuss his health and said that type of information is personal, according to ESPN’s Mike Reiss.

The NFL, which requires players and teams to disclose concussions, would probably disagree.

Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, said on “CBS This Morning” in May that Brady did indeed suffer a concussion in 2016.

“He had a concussion last year,” Bundchen said. “I mean he has concussions pretty much … we don’t talk about it. But he does have concussions. I don’t really think it’s a healthy thing for your body to go through that kind of aggression all the time. That cannot be healthy for you, right? I’m planning on having him be healthy and do a lot of fun things when we’re like 100, I hope.”

Brady appeared on the Patriots’ injury report several times in 2016, but was never listed as having a concussion. In fact, he hasn’t appeared on the injury report with a concussion in any of the past four seasons.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finally addressed his wife’s claim that he suffered a concussion during the 2016 season.

During an interview on “CBS This Morning” that aired on May 17, Gisele Bundchen said Brady suffered a concussion during the 2016 campaign but played through it. Bundchen’s comments were considered controversial in large part due to the fact that the Patriots never listed Brady with a concussion on the team’s injury report.

Brady, however, was listed on the report several times with knee and thigh ailments.

The Patriots’ superstar spoke to ESPN’s “E:60” Sunday about the concussion claim, but avoided explicitly mentioning whether he indeed suffered the injury.

“She’s there every day. I mean, we go to bed in the same bed every night, so I think she knows when I’m sore, she knows when I’m tired, she knows when I get hit. We drive home together (from games). But, she also knows how well I take care of myself. She’s a very concerned wife and very loving,” Brady said, via John Breech of CBS Sports.

Despite Bundchen’s concerns about Brady’s long-term health, the quarterback says she supports his desire to play well into his mid-forties.

“She’ll support me as long as I continue to want to play,” Brady said. “She’s like my mom, the two of them together sitting next to each other in the suite watching me get hit all day, I’m sure it’s not fun, but they know how well I take care of myself, too.”

It may never be known whether Brady suffered a concussion, but it remains clear that the quarterback is undeterred by the perils of professional football and aims to lead the Patriots well into the next decade, with a host of teams looking to dethrone the reigning champions.

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Tom Brady’s father revealed to the Boston Globe on Monday that his wife, Galynn, completed her cancer treatments two months ago.

The mother of the Super Bowl-winning quarterback underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments in 2016 and only managed to attend one of Brady’s games, Super Bowl LI.

“She is doing great,” Tom Brady Sr. said to Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe. “She is getting out and playing golf and tennis and looks wonderful.

“I think in the dark recesses of every cancer survivor is the thought it could reappear. We simply pray now that after her treatment it never rears its ugly head again.”

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Now that Calvin Johnson is retired, he has no problem discussing the reality of head injuries in the NFL, but it wasn’t always that way.

On the heals of Tom Brady‘s wife, Gisele Bundchen, claiming her husband had an undocumented concussion last season, Johnson has opened up about how the injury is treated among NFL players.

“Guys get concussions, they don’t tell the coaches,” Johnson said Saturday, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “It happens. I don’t tell the coach sometimes cause I know I got a job to do. The team needs me out there on the field. And sometimes you allow that to jeopardize yourself, but that’s just the nature of the world.”

Johnson was never officially diagnosed with a concussion during his nine-year career.

When pressed for specifics and whether he ever lied to doctors about a head injury, Johnson was very honest.

“Of course,” said Johnson. “They’re going to dispute that, but anytime you black out, anytime you hit the ground and everything is stars and stuff, any time your brain hits your skull, that’s a concussion.

“No matter how severe it is, it’s a concussion. Now granted, some people get nausea. That’s a severe concussion when you get hit like that and you get nausea and stuff like that. But if you play football long enough (you’re going to have concussions).”

While Johnson’s retirement was a surprise to most when announced, it appears the Lions all-time leading receiver may have had more reasons than the public knew about for hanging up his pads.

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Dr. Bennet Omalu, who inspired the 2015 Will Smith film “Concussion,” praised Gisele Bundchen after she revealed Tuesday that her husband, Tom Brady, suffered a concussion in 2016.

“I believe it is something angelic to speak up,” Omalu told TMZ. “She’s an angel. An angel of truth and an angel of love. … The truth will always prevail. We should not be afraid of the truth because of the inconvenience of the truth. But when we embrace the truth, just like Gisele has done, the truth is empowering, is enlightening, and is vindicating. … So, (Gisele) is my hero.”

The NFL said there are no records of Brady sustaining a concussion or a head injury last season. However, neither Brady or the New England Patriots have commented on Bundchen’s claim.

The 39-year-old quarterback hasn’t been listed on the injury report with a concussion dating back to 2004, when data first became available.

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Drew Brees made a quick sidestep when asked to comment on Gisele Bundchen’s reveal that her husband, Tom Brady, suffered a concussion in the 2016 season, during an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show.”

Brees called it “their business,” but when pressed on whether he’d reveal any head-related health issues to his wife, Brittany, the New Orleans Saints‘ star quarterback said he’d keep her in the dark.

“I wouldn’t want her to worry,” Brees said, according to ESPN’s Mike Triplett.

Brees agreed that self-reporting concussions in the NFL remains a “gray area,” and then talked about when he suffered a concussion in 2004 while with the then-San Diego Chargers, which he said was the only time he’d suffered such an injury in his NFL career.

“I knew that something was not right. I knew that I was concussed,” Brees said. “But I didn’t take myself out of the game. I mean, I stayed in the game and played as long as I could until finally a coach pulled me aside and was like, ‘I’m looking out for you here, and you’re not gonna play anymore.’ …

“And that’s why it’s hard to change that mentality for guys. When you’re in the heat of the moment, heat of the battle and it’s competitive, you do not want to pull yourself out. That’s why the concussion protocols are in place where you’ve got the independent neurological consultants and the trainers and the referees. Everybody’s supposed to be looking.”

The NFL said it has no records that indicate Brady suffered a concussion at any point during his career.