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Impact of Tom Brady not practicing

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who didn’t travel to Tampa Bay for Sunday’s second exhibition game against the Buccaneers due to a sore right foot, was also not present for the portion of practice open to the media Tuesday.

With Brady’s status uncertain for Friday’s preseason matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Globe’s Mike Reiss analyzes what Brady’s absence from practice means for the Patriots.

To watch the video (and for a written summary), follow the link below.


Written summary

  • It’s a topic of discussion similar to last year with WR Randy Moss not practicing. That turned out OK.
  • There are some differences between Brady and Moss, though, as Brady’s absence affects the other 10 players on the offense more than Moss’s absence did.
  • Brady is not missing any new work; he’d just be fine-tuning at this point.
  • Like the Colts and Peyton Manning, it’s not ideal, but it shouldn’t hurt the team much.
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