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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Andy Benoit from The MMQB gives his in-depth Titans breakdown

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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Andy Benoit from The MMQB gives his in-depth Titans breakdown

Andy Benoit from The MMQB gives his in-depth Titans breakdown

3:50 - Dick LeBeau's defense has a variety of schemes that could give Tom Brady and the Patriots trouble. Will the entire offensive unit be up for the challenge?

12:43 - Rob Gronkowski was nearly unstoppable the last few games of the regular season. How might the Titans attempt to limit him?

15:40 - While Tom Brady is the front runner to win league MVP, he has had his share of flaws this season. Will he return to elite form vs. the Titans?

17:38 - The Titans offense has been ineffective at times this season, but they have a mobile quarterback in Marcus Mariota, a powerful back in Derrick Henry and a talented tight end in Delanie Walker. How should the Patriots approach these offensive weapons?

24:20 - Sure, the Patriots' focus is on Tennessee, but that doesn't mean we can't take a look at the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars matchup.

Report: Brady jams throwing hand after collision with teammate in practice

Report: Brady jams throwing hand after collision with teammate in practice

Tom Brady's hand injury is a result of an accidental collision with a teammate during practice, the Boston Herald reports.

Brady jammed his throwing hand in the incident, but X-rays were taken revealing no structural damage. However, according to the report, soreness and swelling could keep Brady out of Thursday's practice. He was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday.

Despite being placed on the injury report, all signs still point to Brady playing in Sunday's AFC Championship Game vs the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Brady no-shows for presser, Patriots announce he has an injury

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Brady no-shows for presser, Patriots announce he has an injury

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady was scheduled to meet with the assembled media today. But he did not.

When his turn came up -- after Rob Gronkowski, Devin McCourty, Matthew Slater and Bill Belichick had already spoken -- Patriots media relations chief Stacey James went to the front of the room and announced that Brady was meeting with team medical personnel and will not be able to conduct his press conference. Brady will show up on the team's injury report Wednesday, James noted. 

Brady was last on the Patriots injury report before his team's Week 17 game against the Jets. He did not participate in Wednesday's practice that week -- he was listed with an Achilles and left shoulder injury -- and he was a limited participant on Thursday. He was removed from the injury report on Friday of that week.

Brady was originally scheduled to speak with reporters twice this week, Wednesday and Thursday. It's unclear if Wednesday's absence will impact the overall number of occasions he's made available this week. 

UPDATE: Brady was listed with a right hand injury on the team's practice participation/injury report, and was said to be limited at practice:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Limited participation
QB Tom Brady (right hand)
DL Alan Branch (knee)
RB Rex Burkhead (knee)
RB Mike Gillislee (knee)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Did not participate
FS Tashaun Gipson (foot)
OL Patrick Omameh (illness)

Limited participation
SS Barry Church (shoulder)
RB Leonard Fournette (ankle)
DT Malik Jackson (ankle)

Full participation
QB Blake Bortles (right wrist)
LB Paul Posluszny (abdomen)