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Tom Brady | Quarterback | #12

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (39) / 8/3/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 6 (199) / NE
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Tom Brady completed 3-of-9 passes for 76 yards and a touchdown Friday night against the Panthers.
Jimmy Garoppolo got the start, but Brady came on after three possessions for his first work of the preseason. Brady started strong, dropping a dime over Chris Hogan's shoulder for a 33-yard score in the second quarter, but he struggled to get anything going before handing the reins back to Garoppolo late in the first half. Unlikely to see any snaps in the final preseason game, the next time we see Brady should be Week 5 against the Browns. Aug 26 - 9:54 PM

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Tom Brady said he could have played through the cut on his thumb.

"I wanted to go and Coach said it’s probably best, for what I was going to do, to just take it easy," Brady said. A picture taken during the press conference appeared to show the equivalent of a nick on Brady's right thumb. The future Hall of Famer returned to practice Tuesday.
Aug 23 - 12:39 PM

Tom Brady (lacerated thumb) returned to practice Tuesday.

Brady missed the second preseason game after slicing open his right thumb with a pair of scissors before the game, but he missed practice the last two days for a non-injury related reason. When asked about the absence, coach Bill Belichick said, "I don't comment on personal situations." Either way, Brady is back now, and he should be fully healthy well before Week 5.
Source: ESPN
Aug 23 - 9:02 AM

Tom Brady's (lacerated thumb) agent says his client will be "okay in time."

The vague, somewhat ominous pronouncement suggests Brady is dealing with a fairly nasty cut, though there's zero reason to believe he won't be ready well ahead of his Week 5 reinstatement. Updates could be hard to come by since Brady is on suspension, but there's ultimately little reason to fret.
Aug 18 - 9:25 PM

Tom Brady was scratched from Thursday's game after "slicing" his throwing thumb with a pair scissors.

Per CSN New England, Brady was "trying to pry something from the bottom of his cleat." It's unclear if Brady required stitches. While it sounds minor, a cut on a quarterback's throwing thumb could be a multi-week injury depending on the severity. This being the Pats, and with Brady suspended for Weeks 1-4, we may never learn the true extent of the issue. ESPN Boston has reported Brady will be "okay in time."
Aug 18 - 8:23 PM

Updating an earlier item, Tom Brady is now expected to sit out Thursday's preseason game.

Brady would have only played a series or two, anyways. Jimmy Garoppolo will be behind the wheel for extended action against the Bears.
Aug 18 - 7:41 PM

Tom Brady will appear in the Patriots' second preseason game.

The suspended quarterback will play a series or two after sitting out the exhibition opener. The Pats are focused on getting Jimmy Garoppolo ready.
Aug 18 - 2:55 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Tom Brady "will take little to no snaps" in the second preseason game.

Brady also sat out the preseason opener. Rapoport added the Patriots are primarily concerned with getting Jimmy Garoppolo ready for Week 1, which suggests Garoppolo will play plenty of snaps. Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman are expected to sit out Thursday night.
Aug 18 - 1:03 PM

Tom Brady is expected to sit out the preseason opener.

Brady's absence will leave all the first-team reps for Jimmy Garoppolo, who is currently scheduled to start the first four games of the season while Brady is suspended. Garoppolo will not have a full complement of weapons, though. Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, and Chris Hogan are all expected to sit out as well.
Source: ESPN
Aug 11 - 8:18 AM

ESPN's Mike Reiss still expects Tom Brady to receive most of the first-team reps at Patriots training camp.

Brady is suspended for the first four games of 2016 but he still needs his reps. The focus will shift to Jimmy Garoppolo as Week 1 approaches but the early part of camp should look pretty similar to past years with Brady running the first-team offense. Brady can practice and compete in preseason games up until September 3. After that, he won't be allowed at the team facility for four weeks.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 17 - 12:28 PM

While Tom Brady has accepted his four-game suspension, the NFL Players Association is still considering taking the case to the Supreme Court.

"We will continue to review all of our options and we reserve our rights to petition for cert to the Supreme Court," said the NFLPA in a statement released on Friday. 544 days of Deflategate were enough for Brady but the NFLPA isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet. Brady will still serve his suspension but if the NFLPA takes the case to the Supreme Court and wins (an extreme long shot), the NFL would return Brady's four game checks, which amount to $253,000. By taking the ban, Brady decided he'd rather miss the Patriots' first four games than serve his suspension later in the year. We think he made the right call.
Jul 15 - 1:37 PM

Tom Brady announced he will "no longer proceed in the legal process" of appealing his four-game suspension.

It's finally over. Deflategate dragged on for about two years, with both Brady and the NFL going back and forth in court, but at least Brady is putting an end to this thing by accepting his punishment. He has vowed to never admit to any wrongdoing. Jimmy Garoppolo will start the first four games before Brady is eligible to return against the Browns. Knock Brady down a few pegs in fantasy, but he remains a top-ten quarterback in drafts and will be a top-five option once he returns in Week 5.
Jul 15 - 1:05 PM

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Tom Brady's request for a rehearing in his Deflategate case.

Brady's next course of action is to appeal to the Supreme Court. It's looking more and more likely that Brady will have to serve his four-game ban to open the season. Jimmy Garoppolo is penciled in as the Weeks 1-4 starter.
Jul 13 - 9:46 AM

A decision from the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tom Brady's Deflategate suspension could be coming in the next week.

Legal experts predicted it would take the court between 3-6 weeks to make a ruling and Monday will mark five weeks from when the appeal was filed. Brady asked for an en banc hearing after the court upheld his suspension by a 2-1 vote on April 25. It's been 17 months since this ordeal began and we're still no closer to reaching the finish line.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 26 - 8:26 AM

Commissioner Roger Goodell said there will be no settlement talks between the league and suspended QB Tom Brady.

Goodell said the courts will decide Brady's fate. The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated Brady's four-game ban in April, but Brady has asked the same court to rehear the case, claiming the two judges who sided against him "got the law wrong." This saga refuses to end.
Jun 6 - 9:46 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jimmy Garoppolo
2Jacoby Brissett
3Tom Brady
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4Tyler Gaffney
5Dion Lewis
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
2Joey Iosefa
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Keshawn Martin
4Chris Harper
5Devin Lucien
WR21Malcolm Mitchell
2Chris Hogan
3Aaron Dobson
4DeAndre Carter
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3AJ Derby
4Clay Harbor
5Bryce Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Joe Thuney
2Josh Kline
3Chris Barker
C1David Andrews
2Ted Karras
RG1Jonathan Cooper
2Tre' Jackson
3Shaq Mason
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Keavon Milton
3Sebastian Vollmer
K1Stephen Gostkowski