Tag:Tom Brady
Posted on: January 4, 2010 11:02 am

Reports: Brady playing with broken finger, ribs

The Boston Globe reports that Patriots QB Tom Brady has been playing with a broken finger on his throwing hand since "early December."

The story cited a source close to the team with the news, in addition to a report by Charley Casserly on CBS on Sunday that Brady also has three broken ribs.

The Globe's source confirmed that Brady is playing with hurt ribs in addition to the broken finger, but could not be more specific about the nature of the rib injury.

The Patriots host the Ravens in an AFC wildcard matchup this weekend.
Posted on: May 20, 2009 10:41 am

No Tom Brady in sight

The Boston Herald reports that Tom Brady is not expected to be an on-field participant in the first of four open sessions the Patriots will conduct as part of their 12 OTAs (organized team activities).

Club spokesman Stacey James explained this week's OTAs were geared toward younger players and newcomers, such as running back Fred Taylor.

Next week, the full squad will be involved and should include Brady, who has yet to be seen doing live football drills as he continues to rehab from Oct. 6 reconstructive knee surgery that repaired both his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament.
Posted on: March 5, 2009 11:24 am

Ramsey visited Patriots

After trading Matt Cassel to the Chiefs Saturday, the Patriots are at least considering bringing in another quarterback to audition as Tom Brady's backup.

The Boston Globe reports that free agent Patrick Ramsey visited the Patriots yesterday.

Ramsey, a 2002 first-round pick of the Redskins (No. 32 overall), is an experienced backup who could serve as competition for second-year signal-caller Kevin O'Connell and Matt Gutierrez, who is entering his third season.

Ramsey spent the last two seasons in Denver as Jay Cutler's backup, throwing a total of 51 passes in three games. Last season, Ramsey's only action came against the Patriots in a 41-7 Denver loss on Oct. 20. Ramsey came on for Cutler, who hit his index finger on a helmet, with 39 seconds left in the first half. He completed 2 of 3 passes for 19 yards before fumbling on a sack.

Posted on: January 9, 2009 9:28 am

The Future for New England

Matt Cassel, who played well in relief of the injured Tom Brady in 2008, will become a free agent if the Patriots don’t use the franchise tag on him.

Even though the final call hasn’t been made, it's more than likely that Cassel will be franchised given Brady's slow recovery in coming back from his ACL/MCL repair.

The Patriots might not know before the free agency period begins whether or not Brady will be ready to start the season. This could allow Cassel to hit the free agent market.

Brady and a franchised Cassel under contract for 2009 would mean that 23.5 percent of the $123 million salary cap would be allotted to those two, according to NBC Sports.

Several other key players also have ballooning cap numbers in 2009. Unless restructuring is done, Brady, Cassel, Richard Seymour, Randy Moss, Adalius Thomas, Matt Light and Jarvis Green have 2009 cap hits that add up to approximately $65 million. That would leave New England with just $58 million to pay for the other 46 men on the roster.

Posted on: January 5, 2009 9:08 am

Matt Cassel could get tagged

The Patriots are preparing to franchise quarterback Matt Cassel next month rather than let him walk away in free agency, according to the Boston Herald.

If the Patriots use the franchise tag on Cassel, it would cost a little more than $14 million and would give the team some protection in the event that starting quarterback Tom Brady is not ready to go because of knee surgery.

The move will also allow the Pats to get something for Cassel, who’s coming off a breakout year, should they deem Brady healthy and want to make a trade .

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