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Zolak: Brady 'very angry' over stalled settlement talks

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Zolak: Brady 'very angry' over stalled settlement talks

Tom Brady is "very angry about what transpired today down in New York City," and will never accept a settlement offer from the NFL that includes a suspension of even "a single game."

(UPDATE: ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing "league sources," reported Wednesday morning that Brady will agree to some form of suspension but only for failure to cooperate with the league investigation, and refuses -- as Zolak says below -- to accept the findings of the Wells Report.)

Ex-Patriots quarterback and current radio analyst Scott Zolak, quoting sources from the Brady camp, called into Felger & Mazz on Tuesday and said Brady had gone to New York for a meeting with Judge Berman, hoping that a settlement with the NFL could be reached. But -- according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk -- the league continues to insist that Brady accept the findings of the Wells Report, which claims he had knowledge of what the league is now calling a "ball-deflation scheme," as a precursor to any reduction of his four-game suspension.

Brady, who maintains his innocence, refuses to admit any guilt.

"He's not happy," said Zolak. "The Wells Report is getting shoved down his throat and he doesn't like it. And he's not signing off on it. Ever."

According to Zolak, Brady feels that "acceptance of a single game . . . [is] an admission of guilt."

Zolak also refuted the report by the Boston Globe that the NFL has more evidence against Brady that it hasn't released.

"[Brady] knows [the NFL] has nothing else," said Zolak. "This Ben Volin report regarding a smoking gun or this big bomb that the NFL's hanging onto? If they [had] something, they would have dropped that by now and this thing would have been over."

Report: Patriots expected to re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday

Report: Patriots expected to re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday

It's no longer a mystery who will kick for the New England Patriots vs. the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Patriots are expected to officially re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Folk was released by the team and replaced with Kai Forbath prior to last week's game vs. the Houston Texans after undergoing an appendectomy.

In three games with the Patriots this season, Folk has made seven of nine field goals and all three extra-point attempts. 

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Patriots vs. Chiefs Week 14 injury report confirms Tom Brady's toe is fine

Patriots vs. Chiefs Week 14 injury report confirms Tom Brady's toe is fine

Tom Brady apparently wasn't lying when he suggested his toe injury is nothing to worry about.

The 42-year-old quarterback wasn't listed on the New England Patriots' final injury report Friday ahead of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs after popping up on Thursday's injury report with toe and elbow injuries.

The Patriots officially ruled out center Ted Karras (sprained MCL) and defensive lineman Byron Cowart (head) for Sunday's game, while the Chiefs will be without running back Damien Williams and cornerbacks Morris Claiborne and Rashad Felton.

New England listed six players as questionable for Patriots-Chiefs, including wide receivers Julian Edelman (shoulder) and Mohamed Sanu (ankle) and offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (illness).

The good news for the Patriots is the flu bug appears to have stopped spreading; backup quarterback Cody Kessler wasn't on Friday's injury report after appearing on Thursday's report due to illness, leaving Cannon as the only player still under the weather.

Here are the full injury reports for both teams entering their Week 14 matchup at Gillette Stadium.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-2)

OUT
DL Byron Cowart, Head (DNP)
OL Ted Karras, Knee (DNP)

DOUBTFUL
No Players Listed.

QUESTIONABLE
LB Ja'Whaun Bentley, Knee (LP)
OT Marcus Cannon, Illness (LP)
S Patrick Chung, Heel (LP)
WR Julian Edelman, Shoulder (LP)
CB Jason McCourty, Groin (LP)
WR Mohamed Sanu, Ankle (LP)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8-4)

OUT
CB Morris Claiborne, Shoulder (DNP)
CB Rashad Fenton, Hamstring (DNP)
RB Damien Williams, Rib (DNP)

DOUBTFUL
No Players Listed

QUESTIONABLE
DE Frank Clark, Shoulder/Illness (DNP)

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