NEWS FLASH: Tom Brady isn’t going anywhere.

Yes, there is a contract situation involving the 42-year-old quarterback, who is intent on playing a few more years. But, no, it won’t lead to Brady playing anywhere else.

Yes, Joe Montana played in Kansas City. Johnny Unitas played in San Diego. Peyton Manning in Denver. Brett Favre with the Jets and Vikings.

It happens.

It will NOT happen here.

Just as they’ve done so many times in the past, Brady and the Patriots will come together on a deal and things will go on as usual in Foxborough.

Now, if Brady’s skills suddenly diminish and he reaches the hanging on stage, the sides could theoretically split up at some time and Brady could play somewhere else. But I don’t think he would at that point.

Now, he gets days off in camp and he gets ready for the chase for title No. 7.

Asked the other day if he feels he deserves a contract extension, Brady said, “I don’t know. That’s up for talk-show debate. What do you guys think? Should we take a poll? Talk to Mr. (owner Robert) Kraft, come on! Like I said, we’ve got a great relationship.”

As far as football is concerned, Brady says, “It’s another year. It’s a good time of year. This means football season is getting close, so I’m pretty excited,” and he is “absolutely” happy to be out there.

“I have a great time, I mean football is – I love the sport,” he said. “I’ve loved playing it since I was a kid. You know, it’s hard for me to imagine doing anything else in life. I love playing ball, so to still be out here at 41 – soon to be 42 – it’s a pretty great thing for me.”

Other Pats stuff

Isaiah Wynn missed his rookie season with a torn Achilles. Now, he’s back on the field and working with legendary line coach Dante Scarnecchia. “It’s been great. He’s the best offensive line coach ever, so it’s been great,” Wynn says. “Just being able to learn from him, and not only him, a multitude of vets. Just being able to pick their brains, and really get a chance to learn. …

Ted Johnson will bring his Patriots analysis to NBC Sports Boston. “Excited to announce my partnership with NBC Sports Boston for the 2019-2020 NFL season! Analyst for the Patriots Pre & Post Game Shows... Buckle up this will be fun,” he tweeted. …

From WBZ’s Dan Roche on Twitter: “Patriots great Troy Brown has come out to coach practice the same way every day and he’s looking better, faster and smoother every day!!!! Secret weapon?” …

Asked how Jamie Collins developed while with the Browns, Bill Belichick said, “You’d have to ask Jamie that. I can’t really speak to Cleveland. I wasn’t there.” …

Belichick on the still-suspended Josh Gordon, as the Pats continue to look at wide receivers: “We don’t have anything to do with Josh Gordon. He’s suspended. You can talk to the league. We have no control over Josh Gordon.” Unfortunately, the same can be said of Gordon even when he’s active. That’s the problem. …

Michael Bennett has replaced his brother, Martellus, in the role of lightening the mood in the Pats’ locker room. “He’s exactly like Marty, from the standpoint of how they carry themselves, professional, on the field, hard workers,” teammate Duron Harmon says. “When we’re off the field they’re big jokesters. There’s always people around because they just want to hear what he says next.” …

Stephon Gilmore on how practicing against Brady has made him better: “Practicing against him has helped me out a lot, just seeing his work ethic coming out here each and every day, making everybody better.” …

John Hannah on Leon Gray as Gray entered the Pats Hall of Fame: “If you’ve never watched Leon play, you need to.”

Looking around …

Clayton Kershaw passed Sandy Koufax and moved into third place – behind Don Sutton and Don Drysdale – on the Dodgers’ all-time strikeout list. Interesting stat on Koufax, the best pitcher I and many others ever saw: He was 57-15 with a 1.37 ERA and 0.82 WHIP lifetime at Dodger Stadium. …

The Cubs are 21-33 on the road and haven’t won a road series in almost three months. …

Elias reports the Red Sox are the first defending champion since the 1989 Dodgers to not spend a single day in first place. …

Love Billy Beane: Nathan Patterson, 23, visited a fast pitch booth at Coors Field this week, twice hit 96 mph and then, after his brother promoted the accomplishment, was signed by the A’s to a minor league deal. …

Las Vegas Aces coach Bill Laimbeer wanted WNBA All-Stars treated well for last weekend’s event. He got the players hotel suites instead of rooms and got them four tickets to the game instead of two. However, league owners nixed his wish to have the players fly first class to the weekend. “I put $20,000 in our budget to fly the players first class, and the league said you couldn’t do that,” Laimbeer told The Associated Press. “The league refused to let us do that. I made a complaint at the board of governors meeting about that specific issue. They are our best assets, they are our All-Stars; treat them with respect. I apologized to them that I couldn’t get that done.” …

Denver rookie QB Drew Lock on his shaky outing in Thursday night’s NFL preseason opener: “It was the Hall of Fame game. It wasn’t the Super Bowl” …

Recipe for getting swept: Red Sox batters went 7-for-34 (.206) with runners in scoring position and left 27 men on base, and their starters allowed 25 hits and 17 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings (9.77 ERA) in the three losses to the Rays.

Max Kepler hit his 30th homer of the season Thursday, reaching 30 faster (100 games) than any Twin since Harmon Killebrew (my favorite position player of all-time) in 1970. …

Ex-NFLer Merril Hoge has sued the makers of Roundup, the powerful weed killer, for damages in his cancer battle. He was exposed to the product while working on an Idaho ranch in the 70s. …

News flash: Chris Sale let the Red Sox down yet again Saturday. In four starts against the Yankees this season, he has yielded 28 hits and 22 earned runs (9.90 ERA) in just 20 innings. His ERA for the season, coming on the heels of that $145 million contract, is 4.68. Saturday marked his first eight-run game in a Red Sox uniform. …

Defending champion Clemson is a unanimous No. 1 in the preseason AP football poll. Writes Fan Buzz: “Sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence could play in the NFL right now. It’s incredible what he did as a freshman last season, and after a full offseason with Dabo Swinney and this staff, it’s going to be hard to keep Lawrence away from the Heisman Trophy in 2019. Clemson is the defending champion, and everything is pointing towards a fifth-straight ACC Championship and CFP appearance.” …

From Elias earlier this week, via RedSoxNotes on Twitter: “Andrew Benintendi is only the second Red Sox player ever to record at least three hits and one home run in three consecutive games. Mike Greenwell also had a three-game streak in 1988.”

Righty Tanner Roark said he was in an Arby’s parking lot — eating a beef ‘n cheddar sandwich and curly fries — when he learned he’d been traded to Oakland. …

Get ready, booing Celtics fans: Kyrie Irving makes his return to TD Garden with the Nets Nov. 27, and the Celtics visit Toronto as part of the NBA’s Christmas Day package. …

With Michael Kay still recovering from vocal cord surgery, Bob Costas, already in New York to do Friday night’s game for MLB Network, worked play-by-play in Saturday’s double-header for the YES Network. …

This from the OMF show on WEEI: “More than 70% of voters want to retire ‘Sweet Caroline’ or only play it if the Red Sox are winning.” How about don’t play it at all (and I’m a Neil Diamond fan)? …

ESPN’s Skip Bayless didn’t take kindly to Brady being No. 6 on the NFL Network’s list of the best current NFL players – after being No. 1 last year. Aaron Donald, Drew Brees, Khalil Mack, Patrick Mahomes and Todd Gurley ranked ahead of TB12. “Patrick Mahomes is just not better than Tom Brady is right here, right now.” His partner, Shannon Sharpe, disagreed, saying “There’s no way you can make a compelling argument that Tom Brady had a better year than Patrick Mahomes. I disagree with Drew Brees being ranked ahead of Patrick Mahomes.” …

Megan Rapinoe, who said she wouldn’t go to the White House – and said it before the U.S. women’s national team won the World Cup, said she will in fact visit – but for her own inauguration. …

Eduardo Rodriguez let out a primal scream after leaving Friday night’s game, slamming his glove into the bench. Yankees announcer Paul O’Neill, known for his dugout tantrums as a player, quipped, “I don’t see how players can act that way.”

Does Bill Parcells belong in the Patriots Hall of Fame? You bet he does! …

Ryan Stanek, who may well forever be known as the original “opener,” was rewarded for his efforts by being dealt by the Rays to the Marlins at the deadline. Thanks for your help, pal.

Marcus Smart, appearing on ESPN, called Irving a “great teammate” and said the Celtics’ problems last were … “Let’s call a spade a spade, right? It’s true. We were dysfunctional. … We all took part in it.”

Marcus Stroman, set to make his Mets debut Saturday night, delivered a parting shot at his old organization. “I want to win, always, every year,” he told the Toronto Sun. “I just want the organization to be invested in winning and going out there and putting the best product on the field and doing everything they can to get wins. I think that’s what this game’s about.” He added, “I don’t think we (as players) are about saving wins for four or five years from now. I don’t think fans like that, either.” …

If you missed it, the Phillies lost a 15-inning game to the White Sox Friday night with outfielder Roman Quinn taking the loss in his second inning of work. Starter Vince Velazquez finished the game in left field, threw one potential winning run out at the plate in the 14th, almost threw the eventual winner out and then made a diving catch to end the 15th.

”I was ready,” Velasquez said. “I love playing this game. I’ll throw left-handed if I have to.” …

Yankees radio voice John Sterling, profiled on HBO’s Real Sports, says his corny home run salutes are not about to change, saying, “The world doesn’t feed its hungry by how I make a call. And I’m not going to change.” …

Through Friday, Joe Kelly, whose ERA was as high as 10.12 back on May 4, had it down to 5.06 and had five wins and a save for the Dodgers – while Craig Kimbrel was 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA and had eight saves in 10 chances for the Cubs. …

Great note from the Boston Globe’s Chad Finn earlier this week: “Mike Yastrzemski currently has an .825 OPS. Same as his gramps in 1977.” …

More Ty Law as he enters the Hall of Fame this weekend: “I’m there because I was a part of something special, the New England Patriots, and a dynasty, three Super Bowl championships.” …

The Indians, who haven’t won a World Series since 1948, were NOT cashing in their chips when they dealt Trevor Bauer to Cincinnati in a three-team trade at the deadline. They still had plenty of pitching and picked up two badly needed outfielders. “The front office has earned our trust enough not to completely second guess any moves they make,” said Jason Kipnis. …

Finally, Robert Williams, entering his second year as a Celtics big man, needs to take the next step in his development with Al Horford and Aron Baynes gone. “Robert is super talented and he does a lot of things that are special and unique,” GM Danny Ainge told Boston Sports Journal’s Brian Robb. “As with every young player, we’re just trying to help him with consistency. If he can play his best more consistently, he’s going to be a very good player. We’re just trying to develop those habits and help him become a more consistent player, earn minutes and help us out. We’re very high on him, not only his long-term future, but this year. He will have a chance to fight for minutes.” Import Vincent Poirier also has a chance to contribute down low.

Mike Shalin covers Boston pro sports for the New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News. His email address is shalinmike@yahoo.com. Follow him on Twitter @mscotshay.