Tom Brady will not join his New England Patriots teammates at practice Sunday or Monday, according to a report from CSNNE.com’s Tom E. Curran.
The quarterback was excused from the two days of practice, a source told Curran on Sunday, and his absence reportedly is not injury-related.
Brady did not play in either of the Patriots’ first two preseason games. He missed the first to attend a memorial service for a family member, then was a late scratch for the second Thursday night after reportedly slicing his thumb on a pair of scissors shortly before the game.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not confirm that Brady had injured himself, saying he made the decision not to play the veteran signal-caller.
Jimmy Garoppolo, who is set to begin the regular season as New England’s starting quarterback while Brady serves his four-game Deflategate suspension, started both games.
The Patriots visit the Carolina Panthers this Friday for preseason game No. 3.
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