Belichick to Brady: 'You'll play'

Updated: January 1, 2010, 9:08 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he spoke with coach Bill Belichick this week about his desire to play Sunday against the Texans, and relayed Belichick's response.

"You'll play, don't worry about that. You'll be playing."

The question remains how much, as the Patriots have already clinched a home playoff game.

"As players, we obviously don't factor into any of those decisions that coach Belichick makes," Brady said. "It's our job to prepare to play ...

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