Mike Giardi has the headlines and highlights for Wednesday evening, including:
Avery Bradley returning to the lineup as the Celtics host the Grizzlies, but
Rajon Rondo possibly sitting out the game because of a hip injury,
Tom Brady, Dont'a Hightower and Rob Ninkovich not participating in Patriots' practice,
Bill Belichick saying the Pats will continue working throughout the bye week, and
Ray Lewis announcing he'll retire at the end of the season.
Chris Gasper explains why he does not think Rex Ryan has the temperament to turn the Buffalo Bills around.
The Patriots had both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the field for Tuesday's practice.
While many are hopeful that Garoppolo will be ready to go on Sunday, it’s definitely not a given at this point.
According to CSN’s Mike Giardi, Garoppolo is “still in pain and does not yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder”
Tom E. Curran had better news about Jacoby Brissett’s thumb. The rookie quarterback was in the Patriots locker room locker room Tuesday morning without splint, tape or cast on his thumb.
When he asked Brissett if he's feeling "tip-top," he answered, "Oh yeah."