Brady may miss game with Jets

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - By Gethin Cool­baugh

Tom Brady is tak­ing a wait-and-see ap­proach to his avail­abil­ity for the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots’ game against the New York Jets on Sun­day.

The Pa­tri­ots quar­ter­back re­turned to prac­tice Fri­day af­ter miss­ing two days with a knee in­jury, but he would not com­mit to play­ing this week­end.

“We’ll see,” Brady said af­ter prac­tice at his weekly press brief­ing.

It is un­clear when or how Brady in­jured his knee. He com­pleted 24 of 40 passes for 280 yards and four touch­downs in last Sun­day’s 30-17 win at San Fran­cisco.

“I don’t want to get into it much,” Brady said. “It’s just bumps and bruises like ev­ery­body else.”

A win against the Jets would give Brady his 200th reg­u­larsea­son vic­tory, ty­ing him with re­tired Indianapolis Colts and Den­ver Bron­cos quar­ter­back Pey­ton Man­ning for the most in NFL his­tory.

“I haven’t thought much about it,” Brady said about the mile­stone. “I love win­ning games. I think that’s what it comes down to.

“It means I’ve been around for a lit­tle bit and played with a lot of great play­ers on a lot of great teams.”

Tight end Martel­lus Bennett also prac­ticed Fri­day af­ter be­ing limited Wed­nes­day and sit­ting out Thurs­day. He has played in all 10 games for the Pa­tri­ots (8-2) this sea­son.

Coach Bill Belichick, dur­ing his Fri­day morn­ing news con­fer­ence, lauded Bennett’s dura­bil­ity.

“The best play­ers are the ones that (are) avail­able,” Bennett said. “If you’re not on the field, you’re not re­ally do­ing much for the team.”

Wide re­ceiver and spe­cial teams cap­tain Matthew Slater (foot) was not spot­ted at prac­tice Fri­day af­ter not prac­tic­ing Wed­nes­day or Thurs­day.

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