Ex-Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy pays tribute to Tom Brady in emotional post

Justin Leger
NBC Sports Boston

Both Kyle Van Noy and Tom Brady are about to embark on new football journeys as their New England Patriots tenures have come to an end.

Van Noy, who spent the last three-and-a-half seasons with the Patriots, agreed to a four-year contract with the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. As for Brady, his deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is expected to become official sometime this week.

On Wednesday, Van Noy saluted his former quarterback with a heartfelt post on Instagram.

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Here's what the ex-Pats linebacker wrote:

"My guy! Got nothing but love for you Tommy boy! Playing with you and learning from you by watching your craft and hard work on the field has been a privilege. Seeing the man you are outside of the building has been even more impressive. Dad and husband first! I know you have sacrificed a lot of things outside of football, but being present for your family is not one of them. I've taken that into my own life! Thank you babes!!!! I am happy for you! #goattalk 🐐🐐"

It's clear after 20 years Brady still has a positive effect on his teammates, and that'll undoubtedly continue in Tampa.

Van Noy and Brady aren't the only players leaving the Patriots in free agency. Linebackers Jamie Collins and Elandon Roberts are leaving for the Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins respectively. Offensive lineman Ted Karras is also headed to South Beach.

Ex-Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy pays tribute to Tom Brady in emotional post originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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