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Training Camp Daily Briefing: Brady watch is on for final camp practice

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  August 15, 2013 09:33 AM

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Disaster has been averted, but the Tom Brady Watch is still on for Thursday’s walk-through type practice with the Buccaneers.

Brady's left knee injury isn’t serious -- just a minor sprain, according to two sources -- but we don’t know if he will be back at practice Thursday or if he will play in Friday night’s preseason game against the Buccaneers. ESPN's Ed Werner reported Thursday morning that Brady "intends" to practice and play upon re-examination, but we’ll see if the Patriots are willing to take that risk after the knee-injury scare.

In other news, Thursday is the last practice of training camp, meaning it is the last day for fans and media to watch the full practice. Starting next week, practices will be closed to the public, and media will only get to watch the first 30 minutes. So soak up the beautiful weather and enjoy one last day of practice, because this will be your last chance to watch one until next July.

With that, let's get on with the Patriots Daily Briefing:

TODAY’S GLOBE COVERAGE

Shalise Manza Young: Sources: Tom Brady’s knee injury not serious

Ben Volin: Tom Brady’s knee injury just another bizarre misfortune to befall Patriots this offseason

Fluto Shinzawa: Notebook: LB Dont’a Hightower sets the bar higher for second season

Volin: Wednesday’s practice report

Bob Hohler, Volin: Inside the double life of Aaron Hernandez

WHAT’S ON TAP

Today

Foxborough weather: High of 80, sunny

2-4 p.m.: Practice with Buccaneers

4 p.m.: Player interviews

Friday

Preseason Game No. 2 vs. Tampa Bay, 8 p.m. (Fox)

Saturday

TBA

KEY INJURIES/ROSTER MOVES

Not practicing/limited Monday

TE Daniel Fells

OL Marcus Cannon

CB Ras-I Dowling

CB Alfonzo Dennard

WR Michael Jenkins

OL Dan Connolly

DB Nate Ebner

OL Tyronne Green

OL Kevin Haslam

DE Jermaine Cunningham

Not cleared to practice yet:

TE Rob Gronkowski (Physically Unable to Perform)

WR Mark Harrison (Physically Unable to Perform)

DE Armond Armstead (Non-Football Illness)

AROUND THE NFL

Tom Brady wasn’t the only QB to avoid disaster on Wednesday. Matt Schaub almost got run over by a golf cart.

The Bears don’t seem too keen on using Devin Hester on offense anymore.

New Seahawks DE Cliff Avril finally returned to full-contact practice, but won’t play this week.

Vikings FB Jerome Felton had an emergency appendectomy.

The Bills announced that Kevin Kolb will start the next preseason game, even though all signs point to E.J. Manuel winning the job.

Broncos pass rusher Von Miller was arrested for failure to appear in traffic court.

Ben Volin can be reached at ben.volin@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @BenVolin

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