Brady voted most popular in England


Brady voted most popular in England

Tom Brady's popularity isn't limited to the borders of New England.

It hops the pond.

In a survey conducted by of fans who attended last year's Bears-Bucs game at Wembley Stadium in London, Brady emerged as the most popular player in England for the third consecutive year. (Or, as called it, England's "favourite" player.) He got 20 percent of the vote, compared to 17 percent for Aaron Rodgers and 15 percent for Brian Urlacher. (The Bears' presence in the game may have had something to do with Urlacher's surprising showing, since he hadn't even shown up in the top eight in 2009 or '10.)

Peyton Manning had been the second-most popular player in both '09 and '10, but -- sidelined by a neck injury -- he dropped to seventh place in 2011.

Those lucky Englanders will get to see their favorite (or favourite) player next year when the Patriots play the Rams in London.

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

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."