FOXBORO – Tom Brady sliced his right thumb with a pair of scissors prior to Thursday night’s preseason game against the Bears and was sent home.
Brady was expected to start against the Bears after not playing at all in the preseason opener against New Orleans. But when he didn’t take the field for warmups and was seen leaving the stadium in regular clothes, it was clear something was amiss.
Apparently, Brady was trying to pry something from the bottom of his cleat prior to taking the field and sustained the cut.
It’s not known whether the cut required stitches or how long the wound will put him on the sidelines. It is standard practice for the Patriots to let players who are not playing in preseason games to leave the stadium.
Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Ebron was rumored to be a potential target for the Patriots, especially after new Pats running back Jeremy Hill tried recruiting him to the team.
The 24-year-old had 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns a season ago with Detroit.
Shea McClellin will be blocking kicks for somebody else next season.
The Patriots announced Monday they've released the veteran linebacker, ending his tenure with the team after two seasons. ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.
The Pats signed McClellin to a three-year deal prior to the 2016 season, but that was the only season in which he played for the team. McClellin missed all of last season due to injury. Prior to coming to New England, McClellin played four seasons with the Bears, who chose him 19th overall in 2012.
McClellin's biggest contribution with the Pats came when he blocked a Justin Tucker kick in Week 14 of the 2016 season against the Ravens.