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BOSTON (CBS) — On Sunday afternoon, the Patriots will do all they can to shut down J.J. Watt. But for the time being, the two most prominent Patriots figures are helping the Texans’ star in a much more important endeavor.

Watt, who led an unbelievable fund-raising campaign in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, received two big-money donations from Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Brady donated $100,000, while Belichick donated $50,000.

Asked about his donation to start his Wednesday press conference in Foxboro, Brady didn’t want to say much.

“I think everybody was touched by what happened. I have a lot of friends down there and … I’d rather not comment too much, other than a lot of people need a lot of help,” replied Brady.

Watt raised over $37 million in relief funds after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in August.

The final numbers are in on J.J. Watt's Relief Fund … and they're awesome.

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Watt, who will be trying to sack Brady every chance he gets on Sunday afternoon, spoke glowingly of the quarterback and head coach.

“That’s an incredibly kind gesture and shows what kind of people they are and speaks volumes about their character,” Watt said, according to the Chronicle. “They’re good people.”


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