Found December 29, 2011 on
Bills coach Chan Gailey said after practice today receiver Brad Smith is not expected to play against the Patriots Sunday.
"It looks like he's not going to make it," Gailey said. "We're holding out hope, but I just don't see how he can. He's got a hamstring that just won't go away."
Veteran Derek Hagan, who has caught six passes in the past three games, will pick up most of Smith's snaps at wideout opposite Stevie Johnson. The only other Bills to sit out practice Thursday were linemen Demetrius Bell and Kraig Urbik, both of whom are out.
Meanwhile, Gailey was not worked up about the fact Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice Wednesday, and his absence was listed as "non-football" related. Brady went to have a sore shoulder looked at by a doctor, according to ESPN and Comcast cable reports. Brady was back on the practice field today.
"Well, he must be sick," Gailey said sympathetically, in reference to Brady...
BEST OF MAXIM
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady skipped practice on Wednesday, instead opting to have X-rays taken on his non-throwing shoulder, having an examination to determine if he does indeed have a shoulder separation. According to bear writer Tom Curran on Twitter, Brady “was later told he was all set”.
Brady injured his shoulder on a run last Sunday late in the game against...
Bills QB/WR Brad Smith did not practice again on Thursday making him doubtful at best for Sunday’s season finale.
Head coach Chan Gailey doesn’t think Smith will be healthy enough to play this weekend at New England.
“It looks like he’s not going to make it,” said Gailey. “We’re holding out hope, but I just don’t see how he can (play). He’s got a hamstring that...
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was listed as probable for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills.
Brady injured his non-throwing shoulder last weekend in a win over the Miami Dolphins.
NFL.com, citing a source, reported that Brady is dealing with a sprained left shoulder and playing is a matter of "pain control."
New England can wrap...
Here's the release from the New England Patriots about QB Tom Brady being named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that Tom Brady has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week by the National Football league for his performance in the Patriots' 27-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins last Saturday. It...
Yesterday, Patriots QB Tom Brady missed practice and we all assumed it was because of the left shoulder that he banged at the end of Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Except the team announced his absence was not injury-related.
No worries, right? Well, Brady won’t practice today, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that it is because of his ailing left shoulder. He says the...
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey addresses the New England media during his conference call on Wednesday, December 28, 2011.
Tom Brady is practicing with the New England Patriots after being limited in Thursday's session by an injury to his non-throwing shoulder.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addresses the media during his press conference at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, December 28, 2011.
Anytime Tom Brady misses any practice time due to injury it's cause for concern all around Patriots Nation. That was the case earlier this week so it leads to an obvious question, should Bill Belichick sit him on Sunday against Buffalo?
Patriots QB Tom Brady, who was widely reported will be a non-participant at practice Thursday to rest an ailing non-throwing shoulder, is in attendance per ESPNBoston.com.
MikeReiss QB Tom Brady is present at the start of practice today, Mike Rodak reports.
MikeReiss The lone two players not present for the start of practice are G Logan Mankins and OT Sebastian Vollmer, Mike...
Tom Brady reportedly had a precautionary X-ray on his non-throwing shoulder and was deemed "all set."
Tom Brady is one of eight Patriots and Patrick Willis one of
eight 49ers to make the Pro Bowl, the most on each roster.
Tom Brady is one of eight Patriots and Patrick Willis one of eight 49ers to make the Pro Bowl, the most on each roster.
By Brian MacPhersonFOXBORO -- Brian Hoyer was just minding his own business on the New England sideline during the second quarter of the Patriots' regular-season finale a year ago when Bill Belichick thrust him abruptly into the game.
Hoyer had known he probably was going to get some mop-up action in relief of Tom Brady. He just didn't anticipate it coming that soon and...
We handle the biggest injury news throughout the day in the Rumor Mill. The rest goes right here, in the weekly injury report segment designed to freak you out. 1. The big names we’ve already covered Friday: Tom Brady, Logan Mankins, Osi Umenyiora, Aaron Rodgers, Charles Woodson, Reggie Bush, LeSean McCoy, and Colt McCoy. (Note: The…