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Patriots Football Daily: Parting Shots From Trent Brown



New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown (77) in the first half of an NFL football game in Empower Field at Mile High Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Trent Brown spent four of his nine NFL seasons as a member of the New England Patriots. He helped the 2018 team become Super Bowl champions and parlayed that into a huge payday from the Raiders in free agency. Yesterday news broke that Brown signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on a one-year deal. The big left tackle wasted no time in trashing his former franchise.

Trent Brown Speaks

Brown met the media and talked about his decision to sign with Cincinnati among other topics. Eventually, he talked about New England. He was asked how he’d return to playing his best.

“Really I feel like I’ll be worried less and just worry about playing football,” replied Brown. “I won’t have to worry about any off-the-field things and I’ll be able to just enjoy coming to work on a day-to-day basis. And that was important as well when we talked about fit.”

Trent Brown backed off temporarily when asked what the past couple of years had been like for him after he had discussed looking forward to enjoying himself.

“Well, I don’t really want to get into the last couple of years. Let’s talk about right now. Here with Coach Zac (Taylor), I had a conversation with him, like I said, Sunday, and Coach Pollack on Sunday as well. Like I said, it (the in-person visit) was just an extension of that today which led to me signing the dotted line.”

Brown was also asked if he had talked to former Patriots teammate Ted Karras, who was also part of that Super Bowl 53 team that brought a sixth Lombardi Trophy to Foxboro.

“He (Karras) said he loved it here. He said, ‘Bro, this is a great organization. It’s like a family over here.’ And I walked in the building this morning and he was in the hot tub getting ready to work out. So that even added to it, him being here on March 19 and the offseason program doesn’t start for another month almost. That was a huge thing right there in itself, just being from where we came from (New England) when people get out of there for a release any chance we had.”

Trent Brown did have nice things to say about former Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia when asked. Aside from that the big tackle seems excited to have a new home. Nobody should hold their breath for a third stint of Brown in New England.

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