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9hMike Reiss

Not so terrific: Tom Brady's trademark refused

The United States Patent and Trademark Office refused Tom Brady's application to trademark "Tom Terrific" because it "may falsely suggest a connection with Tom Seaver."

Brady leads Pats to 1st TD of the game (0:40)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady on his 3-yard scramble for a first down on the team's lone TD drive: "To get a first down conversion on me scrambling, I'm sure the defensive coordinator is like, ‘What the heck. We gotta stop Edelman, we gotta stop White, we gotta stop the run game, we gotta stop these great players,' and all of a sudden Brady for a scramble. That's gotta piss him off pretty good. I revel in that, and hopefully I can do that once a game. I think I'd be good with that, and if they give me an opportunity I'd take it. It's just, I don't think it'd be more than 4 or 5 yards."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Injuries were a notable part of the Patriots' preseason game against the Panthers, with TE Benjamin Watson, RB Damien Harris, core special teamer Brandon King and punt returner/WR Gunner Olszewski all knocked out. Watson appeared to be evaluated for a concussion after a late hit by safety Eric Reid. It was unclear what knocked Harris out, as he knelt on the field after one play as the athletic training/medical staff came out to evaluate him. King was carted off with what looked like a serious leg injury. And Olszewski left midway through the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury. TEs Lance Kendricks and Stephen Anderson were also shaken up.


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady, with a stylish hat, arrives and says, "Let's go baby!"

Reiss: Patriots weren't surprised by Chung's cocaine possession charge (1:18)
Riddick: Chung's situation is a big deal (1:05)
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1dMike Reiss

Pats' Chung faces cocaine possession charge

Veteran safety Patrick Chung, who has been a key cog in the Patriots' defense as part of three Super Bowl championship teams, was indicted on a cocaine possession charge Aug. 8 and will be arraigned next Wednesday.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots host the Panthers tonight in preseason action, and it is timely to point out how Bill Belichick has managed the roster as it relates to playing time for Tom Brady and many starters. Last week, Brady and many top players received a lot of reps in joint practices with the Titans and then didn't play in the game Saturday night. Those who did play in the game hadn't received as many reps in practice. So that sets up a scenario where there are stronger odds that Brady and top players are in action tonight, with the team playing on a short week.

Kellerman: Brady isn't the best of all time (0:49)
Who is the greatest player in NFL history? (2:04)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Demaryius Thomas, who took the practice field today in a jersey and helmet, has been activated from the physically unable to perform list. It's another step in his recovery from an Achilles tear in December. The Patriots have Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, first-round pick N'Keal Harry, Thomas, Phillip Dorsett and undrafted free agent Jakobi Meyers atop the wide receiver depth chart, with four-year veteran Maurice Harris, 2018 sixth-round pick Braxton Berrios and longshots Ryan Davis, Gunner Olszweski and Damoun Patterson rounding things out. Cameron Meredith remains on the non-football injury list.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin McCourty on Josh Gordon: "Obviously a great teammate. In a short amount of time, I think he really grew a part of this family."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have informed veteran punter Ryan Allen that they are releasing him, a league source confirms. This means that fifth-round pick Jake Bailey, of Stanford, has won the job. Despite a strong performance in Super Bowl LIII, Allen was viewed to have longer odds to keep the job he's held since 2013, because the Patriots traded up to select Bailey. A right-footed punter, Bailey has a powerful leg, and will also assume Allen's role as a holder on field goals.

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4dMike Reiss

Source: Edelman passes physical, off NFI list

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman passed his physical and is back after missing the first 3 1/2 weeks of camp with an injured thumb.

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4dMike Reiss

Patriots teammates give Gordon warm welcome

Josh Gordon's Patriots teammates were happy to have him back Monday. The wide receiver, who is on the non-football injury list, participated in a brief warm-up.

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4dNFL Nation

Training camp MVPs for all 32 NFL teams

NFL Nation tabs Mr. Training Camp for every team, from the reigning Defensive Player of the Year to a potential quarterback of the future.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Gordon, sporting a white backwards cap, joins his teammates for warmups.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

"We love Josh. I love Josh. I'm just glad to have him back," WR Phillip Dorsett says of Josh Gordon's return. "He looks good. When you haven't seen one of your brothers in a long time, and you see him, it's definitely refreshing."

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