Tom Brady on playing Sunday: 'I'll be there'

TAMPA FL- OCTOBER 05 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady runs off the field after an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Curran's colleague Mike Giardi reports that Brady's injury is an AC joint sprain and that he was initially hurt on a sack by Julius Peppers in their Week Four loss to the Panthers and then aggravated it against the Buccaneers last week.

By video review, the second time Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers sacked Brady on October 1 could have caused a mild AC sprain on the left side. Against the Panthers, he was sacked three times and hit seven times. And according to Rapoport, Brady says he'll play against the Jets on Sunday.

"He's had such a great year", Brady said.

Brady has been listed on the Patriots injury report 186 times in his career and never missed one of those games.

Brady credited the score and game situations for the frequency New England has been in passing situations this year. He said he has learned to deal with the wear-and-tear over time. "I can't say enough good things about everything he's meant to our offense".

Through five games, the Patriots quarterback has already been sacked 16 times.

"We're definitely not happy about it". "We've been in some competitive games, and we're going keep fighting. We all want to do a better job, we all want to play better".

One reporter offered a theory that Brady could be being hit more because he thinks he is more mobile at age 40 than he was earlier in his career.

When Jets fans aren't sitting home watching their division rival play for a championship in the winter, they are watching them blow late leads to the crosstown Giants in the Super Bowl. But they feature a unsafe foursome of running backs in Dion Lewis, James White, Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead, who appears poised to return to game action Sunday after missing three straight games with a rib injury. "If you let them run and pass, it will be a long day for the defense".

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