Monday August 4th, 2014

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he isn't interested in whether Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be a positive influence to Washington's Robert Griffin III as the teams hold joint practices this week, reports CSN Washington's JP Finlay.

New England and Washington opened a week of joint practices in Richmond, Va., on Monday, leading up to a preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 7. 

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On Friday, Griffin said he hoped he would get a chance to sit down with Brady during the joint practices and "pick his brain." Griffin added that since the two are competing quarterbacks, he doesn't expect the three-time Super Bowl winner to give him any groundbreaking secrets. 

Belichick isn't focused on whether Brady will be a mentor to Griffin.

"I don't really care about that," Belichick said.

Griffin is coming off of a 2013 season that saw him throw for 3,203 yards and 16 touchdowns in 13 games. Brady threw for 4,343 yards and 25 touchdowns in 16 games for New England last season. 

Washington is entering its first season under new head coach Jay Gruden following last season's 3-13 record.

The Patriots finished last season 12-4 before losing to the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game. New England is awaiting the return of tight end Rob Gronkowski, who says he'll be ready for Week 1.

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