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October 25, 2007
Brady voted FedEx Express player of the week
Fan voters at nfl.com have chosen Tom Brady as the FedEx Express player of the week, over Houston's Sage Rosenfels and Denver's Jay Cutler.
Brady was also chosen as the AFC's Offensive player of the week for his 21-for-25, 354-yard, six-touchdown performance against Miami.
It is the second consecutive week that Brady has won both the FedEx and the AFC player of the week awards; along with the FedEx honor, the company will donate $5,000 to Children's Hospital in Boston on Brady's behalf.
Cincinnati's Kenny Watson was voted the FedEx Ground player of the week.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 8:42 PM to Tom Brady
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Thursday participation report: No changes
There were no changes to New England's Thursday participation/injury report:
Did not participate
S Mel Mitchell - groin
RB Sammy Morris - chest
S Eugene Wilson - ankle
TE Benjamin Watson - ankle
LB Eric Alexander - knee
QB Tom Brady - right shoulder
A couple of players were upgraded for Washington:
G Randy Thomas - triceps
Did not Participate
RB Rock Cartwright - quad
CB Carlos Rogers - knee
CB Fred Smoot - hamstring
OL Stephon Heyer - hamstring
S Pierson Prioleau - coaches' decision
OL Casey Rabach - groin
LB Marcus Washington
Indicates change in status
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Those of you who have been out and about today can attest to the fact that fall is finally here, with a chill in the air that we (fortunately) have been without for the last week or so.
At any rate, the Patriots were back outside for practice today, and Richard Seymour was out there once again.
The same five players that were missing yesterday -- Eugene Wilson, Sammy Morris, Benjamin Watson, Eric Alexander and Mel Mitchell -- were not spotted again today.
And after there being no players sporting the black practice player of the week jersey yesterday, there were two this afternoon: QB Matt Gutierrez and LB/special teamer Larry Izzo.
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Thursday at Gillette: Watching & worrying
Hey all --
It was a pretty quiet day here at Gillette Stadium, as New England continues its preparations for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
In the locker room, Junior Seau spoke about his constant concern for his family back home in San Diego. Seau owns several homes in the area, at least one of which has been consumed by the wildfires burning in southern California.
"I'm on it every minute of the day," the veteran said. "My mom and dad are there, my kids are there.... it's just sad."
Seau flew home from Miami on Sunday to help his parents move from their home to his beach house; his sports bar, Seau's, in Mission Valley not far from Qualcomm Stadium, is being used as a shelter.
Bill Belichick was asked about Seau's use as a fullback in some of the Pats' goal-line packages this season, and said it's something the two talked about at the 1998 Pro Bowl, when Belichick was there as a member of the Jets' coaching staff and Seau was with the Chargers.
Seau didn't get used as a fullback in Hawaii, but he did line up at tight end. In the locker room, he said there was one play when he was wide open and John Elway didn't get him the ball.
As for Richard Seymour, having him on the practice field for the first time yesterday "was a start," Belichick said. "It's good to have everybody on the field that we can."
Practice is outside again today; we'll post an update around 1 p.m.
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