BOSTON Teams

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Quick-hit personnel thoughts after Patriots' preseason win over Eagles: UP — LB Ja'Whaun Bentley, QB Tom Brady, DE Adrian Clayborn, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, RB James White; DOWN — CB Keion Crossen (3 penalties), WR Eric Decker (drop), CB Jason McCourty (TD), S Damarius Travis.

Brady on preseason debut: 'Feels good to win' (0:57)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady met Nick Foles at midfield for a handshake and embrace after the game. Before he made it to Foles, Brady shook Malcolm Jenkins' hand.

Brady throws a pair of TDs (0:49)
Foles leaves with injury after Pats' strip-sack TD (0:44)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots top draft pick Isaiah Wynn, who was making his preseason debut, was carted to the locker room after hobbling off the field in the first quarter. The team announced it as an ankle injury. Wynn has been inserted into the game at right tackle on the second drive, replacing starter LaAdrian Waddle. He first went to the medical tent on the sideline, and then the athletic training staff called for the cart, with Wynn riding on the back of it with his left shoe off.

Plane trolls Patriots about Eagles' Super Bowl win (0:20)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady made a rare pre-game trip to the field and spoke briefly with Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, took a few tosses and then signed a few autographs on his way back to the locker room. Brady seldom goes through that type of pre-game routine; perhaps he was looking for Nick Foles.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Julian Edelman goes through a detailed pre-game workout routine, which includes crouching low to catch footballs that are lower to the ground.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Julian Edelman finishes up a pre-game workout prior to tonight's preseason game against the Eagles.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski went through a workout on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium, and returned to the locker room looking like he had exerted significant energy about three hours before kickoff. That seems to be an indication he won't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles. Others with Gronkowski included TE Dwayne Allen, LB Marquis Flowers, CBs Cyrus Jones, Ryan Lewis and Jonathan Jones, and safety Nate Ebner, all of whom are rehabilitating injuries.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm told the initial plan is for Tom Brady to play in Thursday night's preseason game against the Eagles, and it wouldn't be a surprise if it's fairly deep into the first half. Things are always subject to change, but that has been the team's intention approaching the game.

Jalen 'not mad' about Gronk's financial advice (1:29)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

While some Patriots players might not play due to a coach's decision, the following players are among those not expected to suit up against the Eagles on Thursday for injury/rehabilitation reasons: WR Kenny Britt, RB Rex Burkhead, OT Marcus Cannon, CB Duke Dawson, DE Trey Flowers, CB Ryan Lewis, RB Sony Michel and ST Matthew Slater. In addition, the status of TE Dwayne Allen bears watching after he was limited in Tuesday's practice after grabbing his left side at point early in the session, as does the status of WR Phillip Dorsett. LB Marquis Flowers and LB/DE Trent Harris also didn't finish Tuesday's practice.

Filthiest pitches of the week (1:01)