Report: Tom Brady’s sore back kept him out Thursday

AP

Tom Brady hasn’t played in the first preseason game since 2015, but according to Jim McBride of the Boston Globe, the Patriots quarterback didn’t play Thursday because of a sore back.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick, of course, didn’t reveal anything in his postgame press conference when asked about Brady sitting out.

“Some players played; some didn’t,” Belichick said in quotes distributed by the team. “We tried to play people we wanted to take a look at and give some reps to.”

McBride’s report explains why Brady had a lighter workload in practice the past few days.

Brady did little in 11-on-11 work since the end of last week.

Brady made his preseason debut in Week 2 last August. The Patriots play the Eagles next Thursday night.

24 responses to “Report: Tom Brady’s sore back kept him out Thursday

  1. Tom has a few years left. He in’t In his usual football shape likely.
    He will be on opening day.

  2. Not a Pats/Brady hater but a athletic 41 year old with a sore/bad back. His days are numbered, the beginning of the end. Back pain is something that is hard tolerate and play through.

  3. He’s done. Old, washed up and ineffective. Not to mention he choked on the biggest stage, fumbling away the superbowl. #NextManUp

  4. Hey he’s 41 and he’s been carrying the NFL since 2001. Take a break and watch the kids playing on your lawn.

    Atlas#12

  5. footballinla says:
    August 10, 2018 at 1:00 am
    Not a Pats/Brady hater but a athletic 41 year old with a sore/bad back. His days are numbered, the beginning of the end. Back pain is something that is hard tolerate and play through.

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    Huh? Who said he has a bad back.

  6. fcoprado says:
    August 10, 2018 at 1:12 am
    41 year old still playing? Hang it up

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    If people want Brady to retire so their team has a better chance to win, I can see that. But otherwise, why wouldn’t everyone want to see how long Brady can play? If he plays well until 50 why not just watch and marvel at it instead of assuming that someone should quit because they hit some arbitrary age limit.

  7. revren10 says:
    August 10, 2018 at 9:07 am
    Kraft screwed this one up for a couple of season for tom brady you gave up Jimmy G and a decade to go win a couple more rings

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    No… He took a real chance to win over a guy with some promise. He also guaranteed that Brady would be part of the organization’s legacy for all time, which is important. There is no way to know what will happen with Jimmy G.

    Look at Indy. Gave up Manning for Luck. Luck beat him and made an AFC Championship. All looked good.

    Then Indy were pummeled and Luck and the Colts shrunk into nothingness while Manning won another Super Bowl.

    Manning ended up making 2 Super Bowls and won 1 and Luck has done nothing. So was Indy smart to let Manning go?

    Maybe they should have traded Luck and loaded up for Manning and he could have won a Super Bowl or two for Indy instead.

    Guys like Brady and Peyton are once in a generation. You can’t replace them with guys as good as Marino and Elway, let along Jimmy G.

  8. bullcharger says:

    August 10, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    revren10 says:
    August 10, 2018 at 9:07 am
    Kraft screwed this one up for a couple of season for tom brady you gave up Jimmy G and a decade to go win a couple more rings

    ——————-

    No… He took a real chance to win over a guy with some promise. He also guaranteed that Brady would be part of the organization’s legacy for all time, which is important. There is no way to know what will happen with Jimmy G.

    Look at Indy. Gave up Manning for Luck. Luck beat him and made an AFC Championship. All looked good.

    Then Indy were pummeled and Luck and the Colts shrunk into nothingness while Manning won another Super Bowl.

    Manning ended up making 2 Super Bowls and won 1 and Luck has done nothing. So was Indy smart to let Manning go?

    Maybe they should have traded Luck and loaded up for Manning and he could have won a Super Bowl or two for Indy instead.

    Guys like Brady and Peyton are once in a generation. You can’t replace them with guys as good as Marino and Elway, let along Jimmy G.

    Real chance to win hahahaha, Indy had horrible drafts that’s why they stink, and you would rather have two years over a decade. So when Brady never returns to another Super Bowl is it worth it when you had the next guy in line and could’ve traded Brady. Lets see young QB or Old QB who has complained of a sore shoulder in training camp.

  9. It does a Pats fan’s heart good to see the little ladies of PFT whistling past the graveyard in the full grip of their patsanoia. Don’t forget to have mom check your closet for the Evil Hoodie tonight kids!

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