|08.25.09 at 8:32 pm ET|
The Patriots will travel to Washington for their third preseason game on Friday. On Tuesday, Redskins coach Jim Zorn, defensive end Andre Carter and linebacker London Fletcher all spoke after practice about the Patriots, and Carter had some interesting things to say about Tom Brady. Turn up the volume on your computer and click on the audio below to listen to some of the comments made today from the Redskins practice facility.
|08.25.09 at 6:20 pm ET|
Here’s the press release just issued by the Patriots on the series of moves they made this afternoon:
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|08.25.09 at 6:16 pm ET|
Thanks to the Patriots’ PR staff, here’s the complete transcript of Tom Brady’s Q&A with the media today at Gillette Stadium:
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|08.25.09 at 2:00 pm ET|
FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots have traded offensive lineman Russ Hochstein to Denver for a seventh-round draft pick in 2010, according to ESPN. A fifth-round pick of Tampa Bay in 2001, Hochstein was released by the Bucs in 2002 and quickly picked up by New England later that season. While with the Patriots, the versatile veteran started 12 games at guard, 10 games at center, two games at fullback and one game at tight end.
|08.25.09 at 1:45 pm ET|
FOXBOROUGH — By our count, the following players were not present for the stretching portion of practice Tuesday afternoon: wide receiver Julian Edelman, wide receiver Brandon Tate, safety Tank Williams, cornerback Shawn Springs, running back Kevin Faulk, running back Sammy Morris, safety Ray Ventrone, linebacker Tyrone McKenzie, offensive lineman Mark LeVoir, wide receiver Wes Welker, defensive lineman Myron Pryor, defensive lineman Ron Brace and linebacker Shawn Crable.
•In addition, offensive lineman Russ Hochstein was not present — reportedly, the veteran has been traded to Denver for a seventh-round draft pick. And cornerback Jonathan Wilhite was present at practice, but was wearing the red non-contact jersey.
•In the brief portion of practice we are allowed to attend, the players also went through a pig drill with the rookies — a veteran or coach would roll out a football, and a rookie would be forced to dive after it … while being sprayed with the hose.
|08.25.09 at 12:25 pm ET|
FOXBOROUGH — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addressed his contract situation Tuesday morning, saying he did notice the other deals that have been handed out to other quarterbacks around the league recently — like New York’s Eli Manning and San Diego’s Philip Rivers.
“I think it’s great for those players. They’ve worked hard to deserve those,” said Brady, who is signed through 2010.
“These contract things always find a way to work themselves out one way or another,” he said. “So, I think the important part this time of the year is to focus on the most important priority, which is having a great season. I’m committed to that and I know all my teammates are committed to that and if we all go out and play well, we’ll all be playing for a long time.”
Asked about his own deal, Brady smiled.
“I think we’re all probably underpaid, don’t you think? I think we all wish we were paid more,” he said. “But that’s not the reality. I’m focused on this year. I’ve thought about it and I just want to go out and have a great year.”
|08.25.09 at 12:23 pm ET|
FOXBOROUGH – Toward the end of his 17-minute press conference, Tom Brady was asked about Eli Manning’s recent six-year, $97.5 million contract extension. He spoke about his future in New England and his focus for the coming season.
Christopher Price will have much more from today’s presser with the Patriots quarterback.
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