The Texas Rangers (the law-enforcement guys, not the baseball guys) and the Houston Police Department are already on the lookout for Tom Brady's Super Bowl LI jersey. In fact, there's been a reward offered for anyone who can provide information on where the Patriots quarterback's historic No. 12 might be.
There may be another valuable piece of memorabilia floating around out there as well, it seems.
Joining The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday, James White explained that he wasn't exactly sure where the football used to score the game-winning touchdown had gone. Maybe, White thought, Patriots equipment manager Dave Schoenfeld had it somewhere.
"I actually don’t know what I did with it," he said with a laugh. "I left it on the ground and started running. Hopefully Dave has it for me in the equipment room . . . I wasn’t thinking in that moment. I was too busy sprinting down the field."
White did say he was able to keep the ball from the first of his three touchdowns in the game. The ball from his second score, which helped the Patriots tie the game, ended up being spiked into God-knows-where. The third, it seems, was left right at the goal line when the celebration began.
White said Brady told him he wanted to give him the car that typically goes to the MVP -- that's what he did when Malcolm Butler made the Super Bowl-winning pick two years ago -- but it turns out cars aren't given to MVPs any longer.
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.