Patriots gridiron news: Tom Brady weighs in on rival QB Eli Manning

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has offered his opinion on the Eli Manning situation with the New York Giants.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady shared his opinion on the benching of fellow quarterback Eli Manning on Thursday.

During his appearance on Westwood One Radio, the 40-year-old quarterback was asked about the situation, which he could still face with the Patriots…eventually.

"“I have nothing but the most respect for him and everything he’s achieved and accomplished in his career,” Brady said, via WEEI.  “Obviously, being on the other side of two of those Super Bowl losses to an Eli Manning-led team, I just have so much respect for his dependability, for his consistency, for his toughness.  You know that’s really everything you want in an NFL player, and I think Eli has always provided that for the team.  So I think it’s a pretty unfortunate situation.”"

Already having outplayed two possible successors, Brady went on to recognize how great careers end in all of sports. He has equally recognized in the past that such an ending could happen to him in New England.  With his age, that ending could come within the next couple years. 

Lawrence Guy to honor victims of the Vegas attack

New England Patriots defensive lineman Lawrence Guy will use the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats initiative to honor those killed and injured in the Vegas attack.

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A Las Vegas native, Guy will wear one on his right foot that will say “Unity” and then will read: “Forever Vegas Strong.”

The 27-year-old veteran defensive lineman said the shooting is something that still haunts him and was even more personal due to the fact he had family who attended the concert.

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"“It hit home.  I had family at the concert.  I had family that were staying at the hotel that week,” Guy said, via the Chicago Tribune.  “It just hurts. …You think about the families that are there enjoying themselves that got hit with the horrible news that night or that morning.  It’s gonna constantly affect me, and affect the families that were involved in that.”"

Guy will wear on his left foot a cleat that will honor his unborn child.  The cleat will be for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, an organization that served as support for him and his wife after the couple lost their unborn daughter, Estelle.

Chris Hogan and Marcus Cannon doubtful for Sunday

Chris Hogan won’t return into time to play in Buffalo on Sunday.  According to the latest injury report on Thursday, the former Bills wide receiver is likely out as he was one of two players to miss Thursday’s walkthrough.  Offensive lineman Marcus Cannon was the other player and is also likely out for the AFC East crash.

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Amongst those limited Thursday was Tom Brady (Achilles), Danny Amendola (knee), Trey Flowers (rib), Eric Rowe (groin), Kyle Van Noy (calf) and Mathew Slater (hamstring).