Tom Brady on limited practice: I’m not a spring chicken anymore

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The Patriots signed quarterback Cody Kessler on Wednesday and there were some extra snaps for him to take at practice later in the day.

Tom Brady was a limited participant because of the calf issue that also limited him in practice on Wednesday and Thursday last week. Brady returned to full practice on Friday and showed no signs of trouble during last Sunday’s 30-14 win over the Jets.

During a post-practice press conference, Brady didn’t sound like there was any concern that things will play out differently this week.

“Football is a contact sport,” Brady said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “I wouldn’t say I’m a spring chicken anymore. I’m trying to just feel as great as I can and we’ll see how it goes tomorrow. But I feel pretty good.”

While no Patriots missed practice on Wednesday, Brady had plenty of company in the limited group. Defensive end Michael Bennett (shoulder), running back Rex Burkhead (foot), safety Nate Ebner (groin), wide receiver Julian Edelman (chest), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), tight end Ryan Izzo (calf), tight end Matt LaCosse (ankle), tackle Marshall Newhouse (illness), and guard Joe Thuney (shoulder) were in the same boat.

23 responses to “Tom Brady on limited practice: I’m not a spring chicken anymore

  1. Better these guys are rested. Most of them are vets with several years in the Pats systems and can get by without the on field reps.

    Plus gives the younger guys practice reps they do need.

  2. He’s still got the commish and the powers that be in the NFL to help him along. He’ll be fine.

  3. billsfan4life says:
    September 25, 2019 at 5:21 pm
    He’ll be facing the very best in the AFC on Sunday in the Bills so he needs all the rest he can get.
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    Agreed the Bills are the toughest possible Pats opponent in the AFCE.

  4. “Football is a contact sport,” Brady said.

    I’m shocked to see him say that, given all the crying he does anytime someone touches him.

  5. I’m shocked to see him say that, given all the crying he does anytime someone touches him.
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    When was the last time you saw that?

    I usually see him say ‘good hit’.

  6. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    September 25, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    He’s still got the commish and the powers that be in the NFL to help him along. He’ll be fine.
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    What exactly do ‘the commish and the powers that be in the NFL’ do for Brady that they do not do for every other QB in the league?

  7. Carlos, I agree 100% that this is a big prove-it game for the Bills. But what’s w/ the “depleted Patriots” thing? Why do you guys always act like you’re the only team w/ injuries in the regular season?

    The Bills are just as banged up. A very good DL just went to IR; 2 key players were in neck braces this week; best RB w/ a bad hamstring, etc.

  8. He’s too busy pining over and liking Antonio Brown’s social media posts. That’s too bad. He should get as many reps as possible with Myers and Gunner to get them up to speed, because they are thin at the position. But he won’t even show up to OTA’s, so we shouldn’t be surprised when he and the rookies are not on the same page.

  9. johnnycantread says:
    September 25, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Brady would cry to the refs for roughing the passer if the running back bumped into him.
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    Have you ever watched Aaron Rodgers play a game?

  10. billsrthefuture says:
    September 25, 2019 at 10:12 pm
    Carlos, I agree 100% that this is a big prove-it game for the Bills. But what’s w/ the “depleted Patriots” thing? Why do you guys always act like you’re the only team w/ injuries in the regular season?

    The Bills are just as banged up. A very good DL just went to IR; 2 key players were in neck braces this week; best RB w/ a bad hamstring, etc.
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    Cause Patriots homers always claim to be the victim in any story. They always claim to be the underdog when it’s really just Vegas moving numbers to make money. Patriots homers always think the NFL is against them that the NFL would sabotage the 2nd most valuable franchise in the league. Sure it makes logical sense that the Patriots and their fans are always victims…….LMAO

  11. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    September 25, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    He’s still got the commish and the powers that be in the NFL to help him along. He’ll be fine.

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    Yeah, like that time the commish suspended him for four games for tampering with equipment (which, by rule should have been a $20K fine) despite any credible evidence? Yep – the ol’ commish just keeps helping the Patriots!

  12. Uh – No further evidence is needed obviously when the texts, destroyed evidence (obstruction), video of equipment guys taking post tested balls into a private structure etc. were more than enough evidence, and the result again speaks for itself..guilty and punished. The evidence was already clear, all subsequent ‘noise’ was a pointless show as a result of this. Had the more than compelling evidence that Judge Chin also agreed with not been there, maybe some other dog and pony show would have been considered. Over. Full Cloth.

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