Tom Brady will miss the Patriots’ opening preseason game against the Saints on Thursday.
Brady was excused from the game to attend a memorial service for a family member, the team announced via Twitter.
Tom Brady was excused from the team tonight to attend the memorial services of a family member.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) August 11, 2016
Jimmy Garoppolo, who will start for the Patriots for the first four weeks of the season while Brady serves a suspension, and rookie Jacoby Brissett are the other quarterbacks on the Patriots’ roster.