Tom Brady NEP -QBagrees to 3-year extension
The Patriots and QB Tom Brady have agreed to a 3-year contract extension. Brady is now signed in New England through 2017. He'll be 40 years old when the deal expires, essentially guaranteeing that Brady will retire a Patriot. What's more interesting is that the new part of the contract pays Brady "just" $27 million -- or $9 million per year. That's significantly less than the going rate for top QBs. Remember that Joe Flacco is asking for something in the $20-million-per-year range. The move gives the Pats some much-needed salary cap relief. They're expected to save about $15 million against the cap over the next 2 years. So Brady is locked in with New England, and his team will be able to spend more on free agents. The news gives Brady's dynasty stock a nice boost.
Tom Brady NEP -QBaggravated shoulder injury in Super Bowl
Patriots insider Tom Curran confirms that QB Tom Brady aggravated his injured shoulder on a 3rd-quarter sack by Giants DE Justin Tuck in the Super Bowl. It was obvious to anyone watching the game that Brady was in some pain after the hit. After that play, he completed just 7 of 16 passes for 75 yards and 1 INT, although a few of those balls were dropped. Brady originally injured the shoulder in Week 16. He missed some practice time but no games. Curran reports that Brady's offseason work will not be impacted by the injury. It won't be an issue in fantasy drafts this summer.
Tom Brady NEP -QBback at practice Thursday
As expected, Patriots QB Tom Brady (non-throwing shoulder) returned to practice on Thursday. The injury isn't an issue. Brady will be a full-go for Sunday's AFC Championship against the Ravens.
Tom Brady NEP -QBheld out Wednesday
Patriots QB Tom Brady was held out of Wednesday's practice with the minor left shoulder injury he suffered in Week 16. In the 2 games since, he's tossed for 701 yards and 9 TDs. Safe to say it's not an issue. Brady will be fine for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Tom Brady NEP -QBactive
As expected, Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) is active for today's game against the Bills. He'll play his usual number of snaps and is a must-start in fantasy.
Tom Brady NEP -QBprobable for Week 17
Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) is listed as probable for this weekend's game against the Bills. He threw the ball on Thursday and Friday. Insider Albert Breer reports that Brady is dealing with a sprained left (non-throwing) shoulder. "It's not an instability problem," a source tells Breer, just an issue of "pain control." Brady is fully expected to start Sunday in a game New England needs to win to lock up the AFC's #1 seed. He remains a must-start.
Tom Brady NEP -QBthrows on Thursday
While Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) was officially a non-participant in Thursday's practice, he stretched with the team and threw off to the side. "He threw the ball quite well," observed beat writer Ian Rapoport. Brady is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Bills.
Tom Brady NEP -QBout again Thursday
Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) missed his 2nd-straight practice on Thursday. There's a tad bit of concern now, but the team still fully expects Brady to play against the Bills this weekend. Remember that the Patriots need a win to lock up the AFC's #1 seed.
Tom Brady NEP -QBout Wed. with minor shoulder injury
Patriots QB Tom Brady was held out of Wednesday's practice with a left (non-throwing) shoulder injury. Beat writer Tom Curran reports that Brady "dinged" the shoulder late in last week's game against the Dolphins. He went for x-rays and was told he was "all set." It doesn't sound like Brady is in any danger of missing Sunday's game against the Bills. We'll update his status again tomorrow.
Tom Brady NEP -QBdealing with minor elbow injury
Patriots beat writer Greg Bedard reports that QB Tom Brady is dealing with a minor right elbow injury. Bedard describes it as a "bone bruise." The injury reportedly occurred back in Week 6. In 3 games since, Brady has tossed for 869 yards with 7 TDs and 2 INTs. It's obviously not impacting his performance. We'll keep an eye on him, but Brady remains an elite fantasy option.
Tom Brady NEP -QBsays he's back to 100%
Patriots QB Tom Brady declared himself 100% recovered from offseason foot surgery. It was never really a concern considering he underwent the procedure way back in January. With the addition of WR Chad Ochocinco, we like Brady as a top-5 fantasy option this year.
Tom Brady NEP -QBworking out with teammates
Patriots QB Tom Brady is able to work out with his teammates after undergoing surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot this past January. The Boston Herald's Karen Guregian was on hand for a practice this past week and observed Brady looking close to 100%. "Let’s just say, if the lockout ended tomorrow, there isn’t much to worry about when it comes to No. 12," Guregian said. "He was favoring the foot a bit, but that didn’t really hamper him. He threw the football around with ease, whether making long or short throws. As always, he was incredibly accurate. He also threw off the run, while rolling out, so the foot can’t be bothering him too much." Guregian also noted that Brady was wearing a brace on the foot. Still, it sounds like he's awfully close to 100%. He'll be a full-go by the time Week 1 rolls around.
Tom Brady NEP -QBexpected to be at 100% for Week 1
Patriots QB Tom Brady's recovery from offseason foot surgery remains on track. Christopher Price of WEEI confirms that Brady is expected to be at 100% for the 2011 season. The procedure shouldn't impact his draft stock unless he has a setback between now and Week 1.
Tom Brady NEP -QBout of his walking boot
Patriots QB Tom Brady is out of his walking boot and has started his offseason workout program. It's been about 10 weeks since he underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot. Brady will be good to go for training camp this summer.
Tom Brady NEP -QBfoot update
Patriots QB Tom Brady underwent surgery back on January 20th to repair a stress fracture in his foot. Recovery was supposed to take 6 to 8 weeks, but it sounds like it's going a little slower than hoped. 6-and-a-half weeks later and Brady is still in a walking boot. There's a chance that he won't be able to participate in OTAs, but Brady is fully expected to be ready for training camp this summer.
Tom Brady NEP -QBnamed 2010 MVP
Patriots QB Tom Brady was unanimously selected as the 2010 NFL MVP. Brady was a virtually lock to win the award, but it's a bit surprising that Eagles QB Michael Vick didn't receive a single vote. Brady's trophy case now includes 3 Super Bowl rings and 2 MVP awards.
Tom Brady NEP -QBnamed Offensive Player of the Year
The Associated Press has named Patriots QB Tom Brady its Offensive Player of the Year. Brady finished the 2010 campaign with 3,900 passing yards and a ridiculous 36:4 TD-to-INT ratio. His 111 passer rating was tops in the league. And he did it all with an inexperienced -- albeit talented -- group of receivers. Eagles QB Michael Vick finished 2nd in the voting, followed by Texans RB Arian Foster in 3rd.
Tom Brady NEP -QBwill undergo foot surgery
Contrary to a previous report, it turns out that Patriots QB Tom Brady will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair the stress fracture in his foot. The procedure may involve inserting a screw into Brady's foot. Recovery time is expected to be about 6-8 weeks, which means Brady will be ready in plenty of time for training camp. We'll keep tabs on him throughout the offseason, but this news shouldn't impact his 2011 draft stock.
Tom Brady NEP -QBplayed through a fractured foot
Two sources close to the Patriots confirmed to CSN New England's Tom Curran that QB Tom Brady played through a stress fracture in his foot during the entire 2010 season. The ailment is described as an "ongoing" situation that is "not so much an injury as a condition." It flares up from time to time but has never come close to keeping Brady out of a game. He'll even play in the Pro Bowl in a couple weeks. Brady won't undergo surgery this offseason -- a few months of rest is expected to improve his condition significantly. It's worth keeping an eye on, but this news shouldn't impact Brady's fantasy stock in 2011.
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