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Quick Slants the Podcast: Brady needs to trust his receivers, no exceptions; Defense looks ready to defend title

Quick Slants the Podcast: Brady needs to trust his receivers, no exceptions; Defense looks ready to defend title

Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry have plenty to talk about after the Patriots third preseason game...

0:56 - Curran and Perry break down the Patriots' 10-3 win over the Panthers. We finally got a look at Tom Brady, but he and Jakobi Meyers weren't able to get on the same page. Brady speaks to how important it is for him to trust his receivers.

13:36 - Popped and Dropped - Phil explains why Michael Bennet and Ryan Izzo popped vs. the Panthers and why the second offensive line unit and the field goal team dropped.

20:13 - Dig Deep - How have the officials been doing so far with the pass interference ruling and reviews? Tom and Phil talk about how it's affecting the game. Also, Phil explains why Jarrett Stidham has won a roster spot over Brian Hoyer.

30:46 - Very Superstitious - Tom joins offensive lineman James Ferentz to talk about what item of his he's superstitious about.

33:50 - Tom and Phil answer some voicemail and Twitter questions to close out the episode.

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Patriots injury report: Tom Brady still limited with a calf issue

Patriots injury report: Tom Brady still limited with a calf issue

Tom Brady appeared on the Patriots injury report for the first time this season on Wednesday with an apparent calf injury, and was again limited Thursday as the Patriots continue to prepare for the visiting New York Jets. 

Phil Perry noted that Brady looked good during practice despite the calf issue, so limiting him throughout the week may just be a precaution. At this point in Brady's career, preparation is not something the Patriots coaching staff has to worry about with their franchise quarterback. 

Joining Brady in the "limited" section of the injury report are Caleb Benococh (calf), Marcus Cannon (shoulder) and Matt LaCosse (ankle). The Jets meanwhile, continue to suffer from the early-season injury bug.  Here's a full look at both the Patriots and Jets' injury reports: 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-0)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
Shilique Calhoun, LB Not Injury Related
James Develin, FB, Neck

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
Caleb Benenoch, OL, Calf
Tom Brady, QB, Calf
Marcus Cannon, OT, Shoulder
Matt LaCosse, TE, Ankle

NEW YORK JETS (0-2)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
Sam Darnold, QB, Illness
Jordan Jenkins, LB, Calf
C.J. Mosley, LB, Groin
Demaryius Thomas, WR, Hamstring/Knee
Quinnen Williams, DL, Ankle

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
Kelvin Beachum, OL, Ankle
Trenton Cannon RB, Ankle
Josh Bellamy, WR, Shoulder
Brian Poole, CB, Groin
Steve McLendon, DL, Hip
Rontez Miles, S, Hip
Brian Winters, OL, Shoulder

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Antonio Brown makes first public comments since joining Patriots

Antonio Brown makes first public comments since joining Patriots

On Thursday, Antonio Brown spoke with the media for the first time since he signed with the Patriots on Sept. 7.

The Patriots' star wide receiver addressed four questions related to how things are going so far in New England and his availability for the rest of the season.

“I’m super grateful to be here. I’m thankful to Bill Belichick and Tom Brady," Brown told reporters. "I’ve got a lot of the offense to learn and catch up, but I’m excited and grateful to be here and be a part of these guys.”

As for the availability part, Brown opted not to touch on those details.

Brown also gave a Belichickian answer when asked how deals with off-field distractions while focusing on football.

“Well, it’s football. I’m grateful to play football," he said. "Every time you walk in the doors here, you know to be the best for the team. So, every time I walk in here, I just want to make sure I’m preparing to give these guys my best."

The brief Q&A occurred on the same day Nike dropped their shoe deal with the 31-year-old.

On Wednesday, it was reported Brown won't face criminal charges from the Allegheny County DA for the sexual assault allegations against him due to a two-year statute of limitations.

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