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Tom Brady doesn't get frustrated when wide receivers, like Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola, leave for other teams

Ryan Hannable
September 28, 2018 - 3:39 pm

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady has lost a number of good wide receivers over the years to different teams, including this past offseason with Danny Amendola and Brandin Cooks.

Cooks has been outstanding in his first four games with the Rams as he has 26 catches for 452 yards and a touchdown, while Amendola has been very reliable with the Dolphins. On the flip side, the Patriots' wide receivers have struggled through the first three games this season without Julian Edelman.

Because of this, Brady was asked if he gets frustrated when a wide receiver leaves New England for another team?

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“Not really," he said. "I am happy for those guys and usually when you leave it’s because you get good opportunities in other places. I am usually frustrated about football in general because it’s a frustrating sport, but I am certainly happy for guys that do well.”

Brady and the Patriots will meet Amendola and the Dolphins this Sunday, and the Patriots quarterback was asked if he misses having him around. Brady deflected and said he's a great friend.

“He’s a great friend and I am happy for his opportunity," he said. "He’s playing well. He was a great player for us. I have a great friendship with him and we’ll be friends for the rest of our lives.”

As for Cooks following his monster game against the Vikings Thursday night, Brady didn't talk about the receiver specifically.

“I didn’t watch the game, but they are playing good," he said. "They have a good team. To be undefeated you have to be good. The Dolphins are undefeated. They have a lot of good players and it’s going to take us playing really good to beat them.”

Brady has had to work with a number of wide receivers this season, as the team has made over 30 transactions at the position since the new league year last March.

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