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BRADY, PATRIOTS AGREE TO TWO-YEAR EXTENSION
Tom Brady will remain with the New England Patriots into his 40s. Brady and the Patriots agreed on a two-year extension that keeps the 38-year-old quarterback tied to the team through the 2019 season, according to ESPN. Brady has played 16 seasons in New England — the past 15 as the starter — and has led the Patriots to four Super Bowl titles. Brady was set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017 season, the final year of a threeyear, $27 million contract. Terms of the new deal were not immediately announced. Brady also could have an indication this week on another element of his football future: a four-game suspension for his role in allegedly deflating footballs in the 2014 AFC title game against the Indianapolis Colts. A federal judge overturned the ban in September, but NFL lawyers will argue in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York on Thursday that the judge erred and NFL Commissioner Roger
Goodell was within his rights to suspend Brady.