The Patriots again come in at No. 6 (worth $3.4 billion) of Forbes list of the Top 50 most valuable sports franchises for the second year in a row.
The Patriots are the second-most valuable NFL team for the third year in a row with their value up 6 percent from $3.2 billion a year ago. The Cowboys are the No. 1 team overall on the list at $4.2 billion in value. Next are the New York Yankees ($3.7B).
Three European soccer teams fill out the Top 5: Manchester United of the English Premier League ($3.69B), Barcelona of La Liga ($3.64B) and Real Madrid ($3.58 billion) of La Liga.
The Red Sox check in tied for 16th on the list with the NFL’s Chicago Bears, each at $2.7B, that’s a 17 percent increase in value from last year for the MLB team.
The Celtics ($2.2B, up 5 percent) are 30th. The Golden State Warriors ($2.2B) are the top NBA team at 20th.
The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Dolphins game:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
C David Andrews (illness)
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
WR Chris Hogan (shoulder)
TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder/hamstring)
WR Danny Amendola (knee)
DT Malcom Brown (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (ankle)
CB Eric Rowe (groin)
WR Matthew Slater (hamstring)
OFF INJURY LIST
QB Tom Brady (Achilles)
TE Rob Gronkowski (illness)
G Jermon Bushrod (foot)
DE William Hayes (back)
QB Jay Cutler (concussion)
T Laremy Tunsill (illness)
LB Stephone Anthony (quadriceps)
S Maurice Smith (illness)
OFF INJURY LIST
RB Senorise Perry (knee)
S Michael Thomas (knee)
DT Ndamukong Suh (not injury related)
FOXBORO — Within 30 seconds of his Friday press conference beginning, Tom Brady was talking about biscuits. That should tell you how small a deal he considers the Achilles tendon issue that kept him out of Wednesday’s practice.
Brady practiced for the second consecutive day Friday, after which he confirmed that he will be good to go Sunday against the Dolphins.
“I feel great. Ready to go, so I’ll be excited for Sunday and it feels good to get a little extra treatment,” Brady said. “I’m feeling great this time of year. It will be a fun week. Nothing to worry about.”
After that, Brady spoke about the aforementioned Thanksgiving biscuits of which he posted pictures on Instagram. He said they were good. Rob Gronkowski said he wanted some and that there would be “problems” if Brady didn’t bring any in for him. Everyone got a real kick out of it.
It’s hard to imagine Brady’s status for Sunday actually being up in the air. He has gone 134 consecutive regular-season games without missing time due to injury. His only absence in that span came in the form of last season’s four-game suspension for Deflategate.