Late last week the New England Patriots decided to move on from talented wide receiver Antonio Brown.
After the All-Pro receiver allegedly sent "threatening" text messages to a woman who accused him of sexual assault, Bill Belichick and company released Brown.
In the week since his release, Brown publicly stated his intentions to never play in the NFL again. He then took to Twitter with a veiled message suggesting he planned to come back at some point.
While all of this was going on, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has reportedly been lamenting the release of the star wideout.
According to a report from Tom Curran of NBC Boston, Brady loved playing with Brown and was sad to see him go.
From the report:
I was told the practice performance of Brady when Brown was on the field was almost perfect. There were more than a half-dozen plays Brown made that were breathtaking. He was beyond anything Brady ever worked with.
Brady was trying to help Brown stabilize. He disagrees with the business decision made by Robert Kraft to jettison Brown.
Brady and Brown connected on four passes for 56 yards and a touchdown during their only game together.
Now Brady will have to rely on pass catchers Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett.