For a Dane Fletcher Elite Jersey while, with no information coming out, fans wondered if Brady was hurt badly. Many of them expressed their concerns on Twitter.''I think there were a lot of fans at home probably pulling out their hair,'' safety Devin McCourty said.It was a big story until reports surfaced that the injury wasn't serious.''I think you guys had more communication and more opinions than we did,'' McCourty told reporters. ''We actually got to see him in the locker room and all that, so it wasn't as crazy as, I think, the media made it seem.''Solder even had a restful night, despite his role.''I didn't let it affect my sleep,'' he said. ''It's part of the game.''The brace Brady wore Thursday was heavier than the one he had on a day earlier and similar to what he wears in games. He moved smoothly through the slow-speed walkthrough.During a hurry-up drill, Brady dropped back and completed two passes to tight end Zach Sudfeld and one to Aaron Dobson against minimal coverage. There was no sign that his knee was hindering him.
Tom Brady looks just fine. His fans and teammates are relieved.The key to the success of the New England Patriots participated fully in the team's walk-through Thursday. He jogged with other players at the start. He dropped back normally to throw passes. And he didn't limp.An alarming situation -- he had left Wednesday's practice with an apparent left knee injury -- was just a false alarm."I'm good," was all Brady told Dane Fletcher Game Jersey waiting media members as he walked off the practice field Thursday after removing the black brace he wore during the workout. "You can all go home."Then, after signing some autographs and posing for pictures, the star quarterback walked back into Gillette Stadium where he may or may not play in Friday night's exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn't speak with reporters after the third and final day of joint practices with the Buccaneers. Sources told ESPN.com that Brady plans to play.Steelers: A day after moving atop Pittsburgh's depth chart at running back, rookie Le'Veon Bell's status is in doubt for Monday night's preseason game against the Washington Redskins. Bell, a second-round pick out of Michigan State, aggravated a left knee injury during a training camp practice Thursday.Cowboys: Guard Ron Leary was sent home for more examinations on a right knee that probably needs surgery. Coach Jason Garrett said the team didn't consider the injury serious and hoped to have Leary back at gaonikeairmax0807 practice in "a couple of weeks."
MassLive.com's Nick Underhill recently wrote about the impact the rookie is making in camp. His ability to play both safety spots has made him a valuable commodity in a defensive backfield that values diversity. He has also been effective enough to get some first-team snaps, which has alternately paired him with veterans Devin McCourty and Adrian Wilson.Harmon played well against Philadelphia and is pressing second-year Tavon Wilson for playing time. He has gone from a likely project to a player who could provide an impact on the defensive side of the ball in 2013. He should get plenty of opportunities against the Buccaneers to continue proving he is no fluke.Conclusion: New England is monitoring a lot of situations that have the potential to greatly impact its 2013 season. The matchup against the Buccaneers may be just the second game of the preseason, but it will be an excellent chance to gauge where these things stand.
Both of last year's starting guards, Mackenzy Bernadeau and Nate Livings, have missed time at camp. Livings remains sidelined after knee surgery two weeks ago. Backups Kevin Kowalski, Ryan Cook and Ray Dominguez have been hurt as well.Saints: Coach Sean Payton says veteran linebacker Jonathan Vilma has traveled to Philadelphia to have arthroscopic knee surgery. Payton is not offering any timeline for Vilma's return.Jets: Mark San Dane Fletcher Limited Jerseychez will start at quarterback over rookie Geno Smith, who was hobbled a bit this week with a sprained ankle, for the preseason home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday night.HGH testing: The "final hurdle" to testing players for HGH this season apparently involves the NFL and union agreeing on whether commissioner Roger Goodell will hear appeals for violations other than a positive test, according to a person who works for the league.Browns 24, Lions 6: Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown passes to Jordan Cameron and perhaps ended any more Daniel Fells Jerseydiscussion about a quarterback competition in Cleveland, leading the host Browns over Detroit.