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Mike Reiss: Patriots reinstate QB Tom Brady as a team captain

The quarterback’s streak as a captain continues.

When the New England Patriots announced their initial 2016 team captains in early September, one notable nane was missing from the list: quarterback Tom Brady. The future Hall of Famer, of course, was forced to sit out the first four games of the season due to his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal/farce.

When Brady returned to the team prior to the Patriots’ week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns, he did surprisingly not return as a captain. Thus, the veteran’s streak of serving as one of New England’s offensive team captains was in danger of ending after 14 consecutive years.

According to Mike Reiss, though, this will not be the case: Brady has been reinstated to serve as a captain alongside Matthew Slater, Rob Gronkowski, Dont’a Hightower and Devin McCourty. While the team did not make an official announcement, the move still shows how well respected Brady is within the Patriots organization.