FOXBOROUGH (AP) - Tom Brady is among many of the New England Patriots'
top players who aren't suited up for the preseason game against the Philadelphia
Besides their star quarterback, others out of uniform for Monday night's game
were wide receivers Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, tight end Aaron Hernandez,
linebacker Jerod Mayo and guard Logan Mankins. All have practiced throughout
training camp except for Mankins, who returned recently from offseason knee
With another game four days later at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, most starters
are expected to play then. The Patriots' final exhibition game, Aug. 29 at the
New York Giants, will be their third in 10 days.