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Oct 27, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after defeating the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

#BradyWatch is heating up, and for real this time.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Patriots representatives are expected to meet with Tom Brady’s agent Don Yee at the NFL Combine this week in Indianapolis.

It will be the first known meeting between the two camps since the end of the Patriots’ season on January 4. Previous reports have indicated no deal is expected for Brady before the legal tampering period opens on March 16. However, both camps will have their chance to lay out the expectations should a deal be reached.

Jan 31, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Sports agent Don Yee on radio row at the Super Bowl LIII media center at the Georgia World Congress Center. Yee, the founder of Pacific Pro Football, represents New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and receiver Justin Edelman, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton (all not pictured). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

For Yee/Brady, that could include wanting a multi-year offer or the Patriots significantly improving the offensive weapons on the roster. Meanwhile for the Patriots, the groundwork could be a flexible contract that shifts money to the back end, like the one Brady played under last season.

While it’s highly unlikely Brady could sign this week, the meeting could mean any rumors from this point forward will actually have some substance to them.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Hate mail? Let him hear it on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at Alexander.Barth@bbgi.com.