Tom Brady has done his part to 'foster' Josh Gordon

Justin Leger
Tom Brady has done everything he can to make Josh Gordon feel at home while the wide receiver deals with his personal issues.
Tom Brady has done everything he can to make Josh Gordon feel at home while the wide receiver deals with his personal issues.

Tom Brady has done his part to 'foster' Josh Gordon originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com

Josh Gordon's ongoing personal issues haven't kept Tom Brady from staying close with his wide receiver.

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The Patriots quarterback showed that on Wednesday, when he posted a video to Instagram of him and Gordon getting a workout in together. But it turns out their relationship extends beyond just football.

According to Jeff Darlington of ESPN, Brady did his part in "fostering" Gordon when the troubled receiver joined the Patriots last year, even inviting him to family dinners.

"He recognized that Josh Gordon made the team better and recognized that he was going to need some attention," Darlington said. "Josh Gordon was going out to dinner with Tom Brady and Gisele [Bundchen] at times because Tom recognized that he needs to bring this guy in, foster him, make him feel like he is at home, recognizing some of the issues that Josh Gordon goes through.

"While that is, in part, a guy just trying to get better, it's also Tom Brady being a really good person, continuing to try to help out and manifest Josh Gordon. . . .Tom Brady, to this day, really respects Josh Gordon and would love to see him live a better life."

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NFL hasn't issued an update on Gordon's possible reinstatement. The 28-year-old signed his restricted free agent tender in April, so if and when he does return, he'll be playing as a Patriot.

It's unclear when that'll be, but you can bet Brady will be keeping the gifted wideout in shape in the meantime.

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