Brady, who has often talked about his friendship with Moss and his appreciation of him as a teammate, expressed strong feelings for the veteran receiver but said the team is prepared to move on.
“Randy really knows how I feel about him," said Brady. "I love him, as a guy, as a person, as a player. He did a lot of great things for this team. At the same time I think coach Belichick feels that’s what he thinks he needs to do for the team.
“We as players, we deal with it and we move on. I think I’ve been around long enough to realize nothing really surprises me and the best thing that I can do is be the best quarterback that I can be for the team.”