Morning sports update: Dolphins linebacker says referee told him to ‘stay off’ Tom Brady

"I’m still looking for pictures from the hit so I can hang it up and show my kids some day."

Tom Brady facing the Dolphins in a 43-0 win.

The Giants hammered the Red Sox on Wednesday night, 11-3.

The Bruins play the team’s second preseason game tonight in Philadelphia against the Flyers at 7 p.m.

And the Patriots prepare for a 1 p.m. Sunday kickoff against the Jets at Gillette Stadium. Tom Brady was limited at practice on Wednesday with a calf injury but is expected to play.

Dolphins linebacker Raekwon McMillan says a referee told him to “stay off Tom”: Following the Patriots’ 43-0 destruction of the Dolphins on Sunday, Miami linebacker Raekwon McMillan told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald that he was advised to “stay off Tom” following what he said was a legal hit on Tom Brady.


“Tom didn’t say anything but the referee said, ‘Stay off Tom,'” McMillan claimed. “I put my hands up in the air and said ‘I got you.'”

For his part, McMillan wasn’t mad at the official for his instructions despite the supposed legality of the hit. According to Jackson, McMillan just wants a photo of his hit on the Patriots legend.

“I’m still looking for pictures from the hit so I can hang it up and show my kids some day,” McMillan said.

Trivia: Despite his recent struggles, Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri holds numerous NFL records, including most points scored. Of course, Vinatieri began his career with the Patriots and eclipsed another legend to become the team’s all-time leading scorer (he has since himself been passed by Stephen Gostkowski). What Patriots player held the team’s all-time scoring record before Vinatieri?

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: He played several different positions during the course of his career.

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