Patriots' Brady due for $14 million boost (AFP)

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was set to receive a $14 million deferred signing bonus on Friday as part of the contract extension he signed last year. Brady is under contract through the 2019 season, although Patriots owner Robert Kraft said this week that the 39-year-old is preparing to play well into his mid-40s. Kraft said he was confident Brady can emulate retired Hall-of-Famer Brett Favre, who played past his 40th birthday to lead the Minnesota Vikings into the playoffs in 2009-2010.