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Jets generally happy for Tom Brady

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Tom Brady #12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 18: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after an incomplete pass in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty Images / Elsa

No one would fault the Jets for being a little dejected.

Their biggest rival -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady -- just had his four-game suspension overturned Thursday by a U.S. District Court judge. But few in the Jets' locker room felt particularly upset by the decision. Especially backup quarterback Matt Flynn.

"When I was up in New England, I formed a good relationship with Tom," said the NFL journeyman, who was released by the Patriots in August because of a hamstring injury.

"Me personally, I don't want to get too in depth, but I'm glad it worked out the way it did."

Granted, the Jets aren't slated to face the Patriots until Week 7, long after Brady would have returned from serving his Roger Goodell-given suspension. But at the moment, the "Deflategate" score is "Brady 1, The Commissioner 0."

And that's got to rub some Jets the wrong way -- right?

Not quite.

"He fought for his rights, and justice was served," left tackle and Freeport product D'Brickashaw Ferguson said during the CBS telecast, though he did call the ruling a little "bittersweet."

After Thursday night's 24-18 win over the Eagles in the preseason finale, Jets coach Todd Bowles didn't seem the least bit concerned about the decision.

Asked if he had a reaction to the day's events, he replied matter-of-factly: "No, not really, other than it's over.''

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