Breakfast: where did Tom Brady go?

Most of the NFL news for Friday, August 19, 2022.

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– Browns: Deshaun Watson officially suspended 11 games

– Seahawks – Bears (11-27): Geno Smith misses his chance

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Buccaneers: return date unknown for Tom Brady

But where did Tom Brady go? The legendary quarterback with seven rings has left his teammates for a week, « for personal reasons » according to the Buccaneers. When the absence was announced, Todd Bowles then explained that his player would return after the meeting against the Titans, on August 22. Thursday, at a press conference, the Buccs headcoach returned to his statements.

“I said he would be back sometime after the game against Tennessee, there is no set date, we will see. We will talk about it next week together, we stay in touch. »

An absence that questions since Brady had never taken such a break so late in the preseason in 23 years in the league. Still, Bowles said he’s confident his No. 1 quarterback will hold his ground for the Cowboys’ home opener of the season on Sept. 11.

Daniel Jones (Giants) neck surgery

According to the New York Post, Daniel Jones had neck surgery at the start of preseason. The Giants quarterback clarified that this intervention came after discomfort felt unrelated to the injury which kept him away from the field during the last six games of last season.
Despite surgery that left Jones with a scar at the base of his neck, the New York quarterback is expected to be operational for the start of the season on Sept. 11.

Echoes of the training camps

– Sean McDermott announced to the press that Josh Allen (QB, Bills) will play in Buffalo’s second preseason game on Saturday against the Broncos.

– The attack of Steelers will be led in turn by Mitch Trubisky, Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph on Sunday against the Jaguars in a preseason game, Mike Tomlin announced to the press Thursday.

– Andy Reid announced to the press that the holders of the Chiefs are expected to play most of the first half of Saturday’s game against the Commanders.


Notable cuts: Kenny Young (LB, Raiders), Austin Proehl (WR, Giants)


Damien Lewis (OG, Seahawks) left Saturday’s game with a sprained ankle. Pete Carroll explained to the press that the X-rays did not reveal a fracture and that the player therefore avoided a major injury. Also a bit of luck Geno Smith (QB), appeared with an ice pack on his knee in the second half. A simple bruise according to the coach, who clarified that his quarterback could have continued to play if necessary.

Jackson Carman (OL, Bengals) has tested positive for COVID and will therefore be absent for at least five days. Carman is currently battling for the starting left guard position with Cordell Volson. (ESPN)

They are placed on the injured list and their season is over: Andrew Ogletree (TE, Colts)

Luke Knox, younger brother of Dawson Knox (Buffalo Bills), has died

The tragic news was announced by Florida International University on Thursday. Luke Knox, Florida college player and younger brother of Bills tight end Dawson Knox, has died aged 22. No information has been released regarding the circumstances of the death. Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott opened his Thursday press conference by showing his support for his player and his family.

“Waking up was tough with this tragic news,” McDermott said. Our thoughts are with Dawson and his family during this difficult time. We love him and will be there to support him. »

Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys) fails Antonio Brown

The tumultuous former receiver of the Buccs Antonio Brown was talked about again last week. Asked about a possible return to the NFL, Brown then replied to the microphone of TMZ Sports: “Tell Jerry Jones to call me! Asked in turn by TMZ Sports, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys kindly declined the call from the foot of the receiver.

« We’re complete, » Jones said. We want to give our young players a real chance to be part of the team. »

If there is a return for Antonio Brown this season, it will not happen on the Dallas side.

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