Just days before his pal and quarterback Tom Brady was set to make his return to the Patriots on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, New England wide receiver created his own buzz this week when he was added to Thursday’s injury report with a foot issue, the Boston Globe notes. While there may be some uncertainty with Edelman being limited in practice, the Globe writes there is no doubt tight end Martellus Bennett is looking forward to his first game with Brady.
The *Globe *also offers up some Brady-related fantasy football advice.
The Boston Herald says there is no telling which Brady will actually show up to play this season. The Herald Patriots notebook notes that Jonathan Cooper has been removed from the injury report, a foot injury that dates back to late July no longer an issue. The *Herald *also has a wide-ranging mailbag of Patriots-related questions and answers.
ESPNBoston.com offers up 10 things to know prior to Sunday’s game with the Browns. ESPNBoston.com passes along Bennett saying NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is a “Pringle guy.”
WEEI.com passes along word that three Bills players were fined by the NFL for their roles in last Sunday’s pregame fight with Jacoby Brissett, Malcolm Mitchell and the Patriots. WEEI.com also has Brett Favre predicting that Brady will take out his frustration on the rest of the NFL. WEEI.com has a scout’s perspective on Brady’s return to the Patriots.
CSNNE.com looks at Cooper’s status, now removed from the injury report after being inactive for the first four games of the year. CSNNE.com writes about Bennett’s mother apparently being happy he landed with the Patriots this offseason.
NFL.com has Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor admitting he thought the Patriots were going to sign him in 2015. Now, the converted quarterback leads the Browns with 19 receptions as they prepare to take on New England on Sunday. NFL.com predicts an easy Patriots win in Cleveland.
NESN.com has Bennett describing the Patriots “chip” mentality.
USA Today has Bennett making a unique Harry Potter comparison for Brady’s return to action.
MassLive.com says returning Rob Ninkovich can help the Patriots struggling pass rush.