Brady has taken 16 sacks this year - already one more than he took all of last season.
In addition to Brady, Rob Gronkowski (thigh) and cornerback Eric Rowe (groin) also did not participate in Wednesday's practice, along with tackle Nate Solder (non-injury related). Curran reports that Brady had an MRI done on his non-throwing shoulder and that the results were negative when it came to a serious injury. According to ESPN, he's been hit 32 times.
They were non-participants in the team's practice ahead of their Week 6 matchup against the New York Jets on Sunday.
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The key for those two is maintain lane discipline and not allow Rodgers to slip past them when they pin their ears back. This Minnesota Vikings defense matches up really well with Green Bay and what the team tries to do on offense.
The way things have unfolded this year - with a season-ending knee injury to Julian Edelman, and then Malcolm Mitchell's troublesome knee landing him on injured reserve - it has thrust the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Amendola into more of a frontline role.
Brady credited the score and game situations for the frequency New England has been in passing situations this year.
Aside from when Brady missed almost the entire 2008 season due to an ACL and MCL tear in Week 1 against the Chiefs, he has been remarkably durable.
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"We have noticed Tom Brady holds on to the ball a little bit longer than he usually does", said defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who is still searching for his first sack of 2017. Against the Panthers, he was sacked three times and hit seven times.
"This guy's like Father Time", defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers said. "We say this every year and he keeps getting better". "We all want to do a better job, we all want to play better".
Despite this being a home game for the Jets and having the same record as the Patriots, they are pretty sizeable underdogs.
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The Patriots have displayed a middling and relatively inconsistent ground attack so far this season.