Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined the labor dispute because he wants to be part of the solution. "We're trying to bring reason and compromise to a very challenging agreement," Brady said Friday. "This is nothing that's easy. There's a lot that goes into it." The reigning league MVP has remained silent on the issue, despite being the face of the lockout, which had been temporarily lifted by Judge Susan Nelson this week. "Look, I've been very fortunate as a player to sign the contracts that I've signed, to be in the position that I'm in as a leader," said Brady, the NFL's highest-paid player. "When the opportunity was presented to me, and Peyton (Manning) and Drew Brees (joined) we represent the entire group. We're all trying to be part of the solution, not the problem. I know a lot of people are hard at work."