Patriots QB Tom Brady expected to play vs. Jets

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Brady missed practice on Tuesday for the first time all season, but is expected to play against the New York Jets on Sunday, October 15.

According to Karen Kuregian of the Boston Herald, Brady first "dinged" his shoulder in New England's October 1 game against the Carolina Panthers. Reports said Brady did not participate because of an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder.

Tom Brady was not seen at Patriots practice on Tuesday during the portion open to media.

Brady said he'll be able to play through the pain and isn't concerned about heading into Sunday's game with the 3-2 Jets. The 16 sacks are more than his total for the entire 2016 season. The good news is that the injury is in his left shoulder - not his throwing shoulder.

One way to do that would be to put pressure on Brady like the Panthers, and every other team this season, did. The Jets have registered just seven sacks this season, the second worst mark in the NFL.

Brady then re-aggravated the injury in the game against Tampa Bay.

Brady has been the sixth most sacked quarterback in the National Football League this season, going down 16 times through five games. Eventually, the hits are going to take their toll on a 40-year-old player.

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