Report: Hightower believed to have minor MCL sprain; Week 2 still in play


Report: Hightower believed to have minor MCL sprain; Week 2 still in play

The Patriots may have dodged a bullet on the injury front during last night's loss to the Chiefs. 

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, linebacker Dont'a Hightower is believed to have suffered a minor MCL sprain and could potentially be healthy enough to play in Week 2 against the Saints. 

Hightower went down in the third quarter when Chiefs offensive lineman Mitch Morse fell on the outside of his right leg. After walking off the field under his own power, Hightower had his leg wrapped and spent time on a stationary bike. He remained on the sidelines and did some jogging under the watchful eye of head trainer Jim Whalen. 

The Patriots have nine days between their opener with the Chiefs and their second game of the season in New Orleans, and perhaps the extra time off will allow Hightower to heal enough to the point where he can play against the Saints.

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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