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Who Tom Brady Called Before Announcing His Decision

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.

Tom Brady was only retired for 5 1/2 weeks before he decided he was over it.

Brady announced his return to the NFL on Sunday evening, directly after Selection Sunday aired on CBS for the NCAA Tournament.

Before announcing his decision, Brady told center Ryan Jensen that he was returning via a phone call, per ESPN’s Jenna Laine. That sped up contract talks between Jensen and the Bucs as he will also be back for next season.

“I’m gonna give you an example of how Brady has already gotten to work on trying to keep this roster intact,” Laine said on SportsCenter. “Free agency kicks off today with the legal tampering period and before Brady even made his announcement to the world, I’m told he got on the phone and he called his center, Ryan Jensen. He was set to become an unrestricted

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Aaron Rodgers Believed To Be Leaning 1 Way With Decision

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

We’re still collectively asking the same question today that we asked this time last year: Will Aaron Rodgers return to the Packers next season?

Until we hear something concrete from the reigning NFL MVP himself, we may not know. But ESPN NFL insider Jeff Darlington appears to know which way the winds are blowing.

Appearing on SportsCenter, Darlington said that the momentum is “decisively leaning toward Rodgers returning to Green Bay”. He highlighted the team’s decision to hire Tom Clements – one of Rodgers’ favorite coaches – as a big factor in the decision.

Via 247Sports:

“Based on all of my conversations over the last several weeks, whether it’s close to the Packers organization or people close to Rodgers, this still feel like the momentum is decisively leaning toward Aaron Rodgers returning to Green Bay,” Darlington said. “This goes back to the

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Robbie Ray Makes Free Agency Decision

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Robbie Ray.

The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner has finally signed. According to MLB insider Jeff Passan, Robbie Ray is heading to the Pacific Northwest.

“Reigning AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners are finalizing a five-year, $115 million contract with an opt-out after the third season,” said Passan.

The ESPN insider added, “The American League West is going wild right now.”

“And Robbie Ray heads to an ascendant Seattle team that’s only going to get better with Julio Rodriguez, George Kirby, Emerson Hancock, Matt Brash and others on the way.”

Ray was rumored to be drawing interest from the Angels, Red Sox, and Blue Jays. But, the Mariners won out.

The 29-year-old pitcher posted a career year in 2021. With a four-pitch arsenal, Ray became the first Blue Jay to win the Cy Young since the late Roy Halladay in

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ESPN Reportedly Makes Decision On Sage Steele’s Return

Sage Steele speaks on ESPN.

Sage Steele speaks on ESPN.

Last week, veteran ESPN host Sage Steele was removed from the air after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. But according to reports from Front Office Sports, the network’s decision to temporarily remove her goes far deeper than her positive diagnosis.

Steele has recently come under fire for controversial comments regarding ESPN’s COVID-19 vaccine policy and former United States president Barrack Obama. During an appearance on The Uncut with Jay Cutler, she called Walt Disney’s company-wide vaccine mandate “sick” and “scary” and criticized President Barack Obama’s decision to identify as Black despite his Black father being “nowhere to be found.”

Steele also went on to opine about up-and-coming female sports journalists, saying they bear some responsibility for receiving harassment in a male-dominated workspace.

“When you dress like that, I’m not saying you deserve the gross comments, but you know what you’re doing when you’re

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