SUSTom Brady
QB NE (9)
15 hours ago

Brady (suspension) completed three of nine passes for 76 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Jimmy Garoppolo started and played the first three drives, before giving way to Brady for the next four series. Brady made a few beautiful throws, including a 33-yard touchdown to Chris Hogan, but he also got quite lucky on an easy dropped interception. Brady is unlikely to play in the Patriots' final exhibition, which means his next game action will come Week 5 in Cleveland, after he serves a four-game suspension.

SUSTom Brady
QB NE (9)
1 day ago3 Comments

Brady (suspension) is on track to play in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers, CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear whether Brady or Jimmy Garoppolo will start Friday's contest -- or how many series either player will be out there -- but the plan is evidently for Brady to get some live tune-up reps in the Patriots' preseason dress rehearsal. Beyond Friday, we'd expect Brady to be held out of the team's preseason finale, and in such a scenario, his next chance to see game action won't arrive until Week 5 of the regular season due to his impending four-game suspension.

SUSTom Brady
QB NE (9)
4 days ago

Brady (suspension), who returned to the team Tuesday following an excused absence, downplayed the thumb injury he sustained in advance of last Thursday's preseason game against the Bears, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brady accidentally sliced his right thumb on a pair of scissors before the contest, and when asked about the injury Tuesday, the QB noted that his thumb feels "good" now, adding that "it took a few days. I wanted to go (Thursday) and Coach [Bill Belichick] said it's probably best if we just take it easy." Moreover, Brady put forth the notion that he would have played last Thursday if it had been a regular-season game. While his playing status for this Friday's preseason tilt at Carolina has not yet been determined, Brady's four-game suspension to start the coming season is clearly more relevant from a fantasy perspective than his thumb issue, which turned out to be minor.

SUSTom Brady
QB NE (9)
4 days ago

Brady (thumb/suspension) returned to the team Tuesday following an excused two-day absence for non-injury related reasons, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brady accidentally sliced his right thumb on a pair of scissors last week, so it remains to be seen if he will fully participate in practice Tuesday. Moreover, Brady's status for Friday's preseason game against the Panthers has yet to be clarified, though in any case, the QB won't suit up in a regular season contest until Week 5 as a result of the reinstatement of his four-game suspension.

SUSTom Brady
QB NE (9)
6 days ago

Brady (suspension) -- who missed Thursday's preseason game against the Bears after he sliced his right thumb with a pair of scissors -- will not practice Sunday or Monday, CSN New England reports. The report adds, however, that Brady's slated absences are excused and are not injury-related.

EDGE Analysis

Brady, who is expected back with the team for practice as Friday's preseason tilt against the Panthers approaches, is in any case, in line to serve a four-game suspension to start the season. In his absence during that span, Jimmy Garoppolo is slated to start at QB for the Patriots.

SUSTom Brady
QB NE (9)
1 week ago

Brady (suspension), who sat out Thursday's preseason game against the Bears after accidentally slicing his thumb on a pair of scissors, "will be OK in time," according to the QB's agent, Don Yee, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Leading up to Thursday's contest, Brady had been expected to see his first preseason action, but what the report refers to as "the minor injury" forced coach Bill Belichick turn to backup Jimmy Garoppolo, who in any case, is in line to start the Patriots' first four regular season games, with Brady set to serve a suspension during that span.

SUSTom Brady
QB NE (9)
1 week ago

Brady suffered a laceration to his right thumb prior to Thursday's preseason contest against the Bears, which accounts for his absence, CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

After it leaked that Brady would play Thursday, he was surprisingly absent from pregame warmups and included among the DNPs for the game. He suffered the cut during an attempt to pry something from his cleats. The severity of the injury is unclear, but the Pats may very well hold him out of the final two exhibitions in order to preserve his health. If the preceding comes to pass, he won't suit up until Week 5 of the regular season due to his impending four-game suspension.

SUSTom Brady
QB NE (9)
1 week ago

Brady (suspension) won't suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Bears, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite rumors to the contrary earlier Thursday, Brady will be unavailable due to a last-minute scratch. With the development, his preseason reps will likely be contained to the Patriots' third preseason game on Friday, Aug. 26 in Carolina.

SUSTom Brady
QB NE (9)
1 week ago

Brady (suspension) will play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Bears, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Patriots have characteristically not tipped their hand regarding Brady's snap count, but he may only take the field for a series before handing the reins to backup Jimmy Garoppolo, who will start during the veteran's four-game suspension to begin the regular season.

SUSTom Brady
QB NE (9)
1 week ago

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport relays that he believes that Brady (suspension)will "take little to no snaps" in Thursday's preseason game against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, ESPN's Mike Reiss hinted that Brady might play Thursday, but both reporters do agree that the Patriots' preseason priority figures to be getting Jimmy Garoppolo ready for his upcoming four-game starting stint to open the regular season, while Brady serves his suspension.