Mitchell (knee), Slater (hamstring) limited in Patriots practice


Mitchell (knee), Slater (hamstring) limited in Patriots practice

FOXBORO -- The Patriots had a handful of key players listed on their first injury report of the season. There were several notable names left off Monday's injury report as well. Here's the breakdown . . . 

Patriots limited participation: Adam Butler (knee); Nate Ebner (shoulder); Harvey Langi (concussion); Malcolm Mitchell (knee); Matthew Slater (hamstring).

Patriots out: Cameron Fleming (ankle); Vincent Valentine (knee). 

Chiefs limited participation: Travis Kelce (calf); Parker Ehinger (knee); Rob Parker (ankle); Reggie Ragland (knee).

Chiefs out: Bennie Logan (knee); Terrance Mitchell (hamstring); Cairo Santos (groin). 

For the Patriots there are a handful of players who missed practice time recently -- including Nate Solder, Elandon Roberts, Brandon King, Rex Burkhead and Deatrich Wise -- weren't listed on the injury report. All five of those players were on the field and participating during Monday's practice. 

Dont'a Hightower, who came off of the PUP list on Aug. 22, was also not listed on the injury report. He said following practice on Monday that he's good to go for the season-opener with the Chiefs.

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment. 

Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".

Click here to listen and see how he did. 


Eyeing a QB, Jets trade up to No. 3 pick

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Eyeing a QB, Jets trade up to No. 3 pick

After missing out on coveted free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins, who signed with the Minnesota Vikings, the Jets signed Teddy Bridgewater and brought back Josh McCown as short-term solutions at QB, but with the trade they made with the Colts on Saturday, their future franchise QB could be drafted next month.

The Jets acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the April 26 draft from the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for the sixth overall pick, two 2018 second-round picks (37th and 49th) and a 2019 second-rounder.

UCLA's Josh Rosen, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Wyoming's Josh Allen and USC's Sam Darnold are considered the top QBs in the draft. The Cleveland Browns and New York Giants have the first two picks, the Browns have No. 4, too, and could be eyeing a QB. Penn State running back Saquon Barkley could be among the top picks as well. 

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