Tom Brady, Bill Belichick react to AB's apology to Robert Kraft

Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL: New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown looks on during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL: New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown looks on during the first half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com

Ex-Patriot Antonio Brown's public apology to Patriots owner Robert Kraft was enough to cause a minor stir. Well, to everybody outside of Patriot Place, anyway, as New England coach Bill Belichick had little to offer when asked about it on Wednesday.

"You’d have to talk to Robert about that," Belichick, who scrubbed his hands clean of Brown on Sept. 20, said. "I mean, every week you guys ask me about a player who’s not on our team and every week it’s going to be the same answer."

Belichick's non-answer here is hardly a surprise. To his own point, the only time you'll see Belichick talk about players not on the roster is if it's a happy reunion or if he's discussing the skill of the opposition. Brown, still a free agent and without a job on the horizon even after meeting with the NFL last week, is neither one of those things to Belichick and the Patriots.

And like Bill, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not have much to add when asked about it.

"I didn’t put too much thought into it," Brady said. "But, yeah. It’s his choice and good for him."

Brady, for what it's worth (and not much, as it takes a mere double-tap), liked Brown's post on Instagram.

Given what Brown said in his since-deleted tweets about Kraft (and the NFL as a whole), it'll likely take a lot more than an Instagram post to bridge the gap between Brown and a potential return to the Foxborough. Or any NFL team, for that matter.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.