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Derrick Brooks Could Become 'Patriotic': Latest Rumor to New England

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer ISeptember 16, 2009

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 16:  NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks golfs during the Hornitos Challenge during the Outback Pro-Am at the TPC Tampa Bay April 16, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images for Beam Global)

Okay, okay, it's getting ridiculous, it's the daily "Derrick" update.

Who's signing Derrick Brooks now?

Two days ago it was Chicago. This summer it was New Orleans.

Today, it's the Patriots!

The Brady Bunch.

Belichick's Boys.

Get Derrick some lobstah and chowdah!

Please.

The more pressing question is:

Does Derrick Brooks really want to play this season?

He's said he does, with one caveat—he's not interested in veteran minimum.

That's what older guys get—veteran minimum.

The latest report comes from Ian Rapoport of The Boston Herald. The P-men are talking to Derrick Brooks!

Heck, who hasn't.

At some point it all has to stop.

Derrick, either play golf or play football.

But don't expect that huge payday.

These are tough economic times—even in the NFL.

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