Patriots coach Bill Belichick held a conference call with reporters today (noon) and after noting that players are off and coaches are working on preparations for Sunday's game against the Jets, he was asked if there was anything new regarding the condition of Tom Brady's left knee.
"I don't have any updates," he said.
Later, Belichick was asked if he didn't have an update because he didn't have the information, or if he preferred to keep the information in-house.
"I don't have any more than what I told you yesterday," he responded.
A few of the other topics of note from the conference call:
Belichick was asked if he could elaborate on reports that the team had free agent quarterbacks Chris Simms and Tim Rattay in for visits yesterday, but told them the situation changed and the visits weren't necessary. "They visited, but we didn't give them a physical, we didn't work them out," Belichick said. "I didn't even see them when they were here. But they did visit, they did come in, but we didn't end up doing anything with them. We sent them back."
Belichick noted that first-round draft choice Jerod Mayo was active in his regular-season debut, playing in a variety of personnel packages. Mayo started at inside linebacker against the Chiefs and finished with six solo tackles.
Asked if the game-plan would change with Matt Cassel at quarterback, Belichick made the point that the team alters its game-plan on a week-to-week basis regardless.