Brady keeping tabs on his old wideouts, in case

AP

Tom Brady is trying to be accountable and supportive.

But it’s also clear he’d like some help.

According to Ian Rapoport and Michael Silver of the NFL Network, the Patriots quarterback has been calling and texting former teammates Deion Branch and Brandon Lloyd about their availability.

Branch has suggested he’s ready to return whenever the call from someone with personnel authority comes in, while Lloyd isn’t yet, while he’s busy acting in zombie movies.

The Patriots passing game offense has had a living dead quality lately, so it makes sense that Brady would want to know whether some of his former trusted targets are ready to help.