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New England Patriots


Tom Brady

Tom Brady - #12 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 225 lbs.
Birthday 08/03/1977
Birthplace San Mateo, CA
College Michigan
Years played 14
Drafted 2000, 6th round, 33rd pick by Patriots

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rating Yds TD
98.7 4827 34

Patriots release Branch; Hernandez likely out Sunday

Posted Nov. 17, 2012 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
The Patriots made roster moves Saturday, including releasing WR Deion Branch again, and they could be without TE Aaron Hernandez against the Colts.

Friday's key matchup: Colts QB Andrew Luck vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
In Sunday’s marquee game between the 6-3 Colts and 6-3 Patriots, the No. 1 pick of April’s draft will help determine if Indy can pull the upset.

CB Aqib Talib preparing for Patriots debut

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 11:05 p.m. ET
Aqib Talib wants to leave his past troubles behind. The Patriots hope he can do the same for their secondary.

Flawed defense? No problem for Patriots

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 10:56 a.m. ET
If the Patriots are to live up to expectations, they need to win the Super Bowl to put to rest any questions about Bill Belichick’s defense.

Patriots add OG Petrus

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed OG Mitch Petrus on Tuesday, the team announced.

Patriots release LB Tarpinian

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots released LB Jeff Tarpinian from the 53-man roster, the team announced Monday.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots survive; Dolphins, Jets fall flat

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
While the Patriots escaped with a win over the Bills to extend their lead in the division, the Jets and Dolphins suffered bad losses.

Patriots survive late rally to top Bills

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
The Patriots kept the surprisingly tough Bills winless at Gillette Stadium with a 37-31 victory on Sunday.

Patriots activate TE Shiancoe off injured reserve

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Saturday that TE Visanthe Shiancoe has been activated to the 53-man roster from the injured reserve list.

49ers aim to join Giants as San Francisco champs

Posted Nov. 10, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at the four times the same city has won the World Series in October and the Super Bowl a few months later.

Patriots RB Bolden suspended four games

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Patriots rookie RB Brandon Bolden four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Key matchup: Bills RBs Jackson, Spiller vs. Patriots defense

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bills need to establish a run game and get the ball into the hands of Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller often if they want to score an upset win.

Patriots' new-look secondary could impact S Chung

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
If Aqib Talib's presence moves Devin McCourty to safety for the long-term, that will impact S Patrick Chung, who is in a contract year.

Week 11 Patriots-Colts game flexed

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Monday that the Week 11 game between the Colts and Patriots will be flexed to a late-afternoon time slot.

AFC East Spin cycle: Bills', Dolphins' strengths falter on Sunday

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Bills' run game and Dolphins' third-down defense, each team's respective strength, failed them in losses on Sunday.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Feb. 25, 2013
A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press that Brady has received a three-year extension from the New England Patriots worth about $27 million.||||||| The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the extension has not been announced. The 35-year-old two-time league MVP was signed through 2014, and has said he wants to play five more years. By redoing his contract Monday, Brady also has cleared nearly $15 million from New England's salary cap. Brady currently has a four-year, $72 million deal with $48 million guaranteed.
Posted Jan. 23, 2013
The NFL has fined New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady $10,000 for an "aggressive slide" in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens. The fine was announced on NFL.com.||||||| On a first-and-goal near the end of the second quarter, Brady was forced out of the pocket to his left. He ran for 3 yards but slid before he could be tackled. In the process, he raised his right leg and kicked defender Ed Reed in the thigh. Brady reportedly apologized to Reed in a text message. The Ravens won 28-13 to advance to the Super Bowl.
Posted Jan. 21, 2013
Brady was 29 of 54 for 320 yards but threw only one TD and was picked off twice in Sunday's AFC championship game loss to Baltimore.||||||| Brady is 5-3 in his eight games against the Ravens, including the playoffs, but his statistics against them are among his worst against any team. The Ravens are the only team he's thrown more interceptions against (10) than touchdowns (eight). Brady's 49.1 rating in a 33-14 playoff loss to Baltimore on Jan. 10, 2010, was among the lowest in his career.
Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Brady was 22 of 36 for 284 yards and two touchdowns in New England's win in its regular-season finale against Miami on Sunday.||||||| Brady moved into second place in NFL history with a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas. And Brady became the first player to throw at least one scoring pass in all 16 games for three straight seasons.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Brady threw for 443 yards Sunday night, his second-highest total in one game, but the Patriots couldn't finish off a 28-point comeback in a 41-34 loss to San Francisco.||||||| Brady, who had 517 yards in a win over Miami last season, threw a touchdown in a 46th consecutive regular season game but was also picked off twice. If he throws a TD in his next game, Brady will tie Johnny Unitas' former NFL record of 47 consecutive games. New Orleans' Drew Brees holds the current mark at 54.

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