From the Herald:
A private person, Brown has kept largely tight-lipped this offseason. Sources close to the receiver yesterday reiterated his desire to play next year, preferably with the Patriots, who seem to be taking a wait and see attitude towards his health. ‘‘My intention is to play,’’ Brown told the Associated Press earlier this offseason. ‘‘That’s what the deal is. We’ll see what happens. I’m not writing anything in stone but my intentions are to play.’’ Brown’s represenatives in the offices of agent Gary Uberstine declined comment, and the receiver could not be reached.
So it looks like Belichick and Pioli are just sitting and waiting to see how Mr. Reliable recovers. I’d prefer if they just signed him to a contract now, to take away any risk of him walking to another team.