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Contemporary Tampa Bay Buccaneers huge receiver
Russell Gage said he conception any individual became messing with him when he
obtained a name from Bucs quarterback Tom Brady on Monday evening.
"No doubt caught me off guard—for
a minute I believed it became a prank," Gage told newshounds Friday. "But he told me what they've here in Tampa Bay and that he wished
me to be a segment of it."
The aged Atlanta Falcons playmaker
proceeded to label a 3-365 days, $30 million contract without Brady
having to fetch serious recruitment.
"He didn't must dispute worthy," Gage
Brady hasty retired from the NFL in
early February nonetheless reversed direction Sunday when he announced his
device to play a 23rd season.
His return to the active roster
supplied some worthy-main readability for the Bucs, and his impression is
already being felt by attracting Gage to be a part of his critical person-studded community
The 26-365 days-mature LSU product became a
dinky contributor across his first two years with the Falcons
sooner than working his manner staunch into a bigger role over the previous two seasons.
He is recorded 138 catches for 1,556 yards and eight touchdowns in 30
games because the starting up of 2020.
Now he'll be a part of a deep
community of weapons at Brady's disposal, along side Mike Evans, Chris
Godwin, Breshad Perriman, Tyler Johnson and Cameron Brate. It
would now now not be a surprise if Plot conclude Gronkowski, the quarterback's
longtime favorite goal, eventually rejoins the community, too.
All told, the Bucs are only support in
the thick of the Grand Bowl conversation following Brady's return,
particularly ensuing from the relative weak point of the NFC when put next with the
At the side of Gage no doubt supplied a hold
to that championship quest.