When 4pm came around Wednesday, many were ready to get the news that Tom Brady has signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Web browsers were open and the refresh button was clicked. 4pm became 5pm. Still nothing as midnight approached. It’s now Thursday and there’s no announcement from Brady or the Bucs. So what happened? Did the deal fall through? Are the Bucs just sitting on the news? Apparently not. Word is language in the contract is stalling things.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the deal isn’t done yet. He says Brady is meeting with the team to hammer out the details of the contract. He expects the loose ends to be worked out and foresees no problem with getting the deal done. Negotiations will continue later this morning according to his reporting.
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