Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jersey has been recovered, according to a source.
And it was a two-fer. Not only did the FBI and NFL Security locate the SB51 jersey that was lifted last month, they also found Brady's jersey from SB49, which apparently was taken by the same individual and pawned outside the U.S.
The NFL confirmed the recovery of both jerseys in a statement Monday.
"Through the cooperation of the NFL and New England Patriots' security teams, the FBI and other law enforcement authorities, the Super Bowl LI jersey worn last month by MVP Tom Brady has been recovered. Also retrieved during the ongoing investigation was the jersey Brady wore in the Patriots' victory in Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. The items were found in the possession of a credentialed member of the international media," NFL spokesman Brian Mccarthy said. "Due to the ongoing investigation, we would refer any additional questions to the FBI."
According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, the league is also investigating whether the same person who stole Brady's jersey also swiped Von Miller's cleats and helmet following the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 victory.
More details should emerge on this during the week including who stole the shirts and how, exactly, that individual happened to be in the Patriots locker room.
When Browns decision-makers were asked about their work on Thursday night, the topic of conversation inevitably turned toward the quarterback position.
They made three picks in the first round of the draft. Though they grabbed talented players in defensive end Myles Garrett, safety Jabrill Peppers and tight end David Njoku, they finished the day with no changes to their personnel at the quarterback position.
"When it's time for us to get one," said coach Hue Jackson. "Obviously, it didn't happen today, but it's not like we didn't try. I guarantee you that."
Jackson wasn't lying. It turns out they did triy. They just tried to get a quarterback who wasn't available.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Browns connected with the Patriots on Thursday night to inquire about trading for Jimmy Garoppolo. They were told, per Schefter, that the Patirots were "not interested."
More to come . . .
The Dolphins released Mario Williams earlier this offseason and Cameron Wake, 35, is getting a little long in the tooth. They needed pass-rush help, and they got it in the first round of this year's draft.
With the No. 22 overall pick, Miami selected Missouri edge defender Charles Harris in the hopes that -- among other things -- he'll be able to bother Tom Brady and the Patriots twice a year.
Harris is an interesting story in that he came to the sport relatively late as a junior in high school, but he quickly turned himself into one of the most polised pass-rushers in this year's class. The 6-foot-3, 236-pounder was named a second-team All-SEC selection last season.
Though Harris has good quickness and a variety of pass-rush moves, including what was probably the best spin move off the edge in the draft, he comes to the league with some questions about his ability to defend the run and may be limited to playing in sub packages early in his career.
There's value in specialty pass-rushers, though, and if Harris can eventually get after quarterbacks the way Wake has over the last eight years, the Dolphins will be able to live with any of his shortcomings in the running game.