Report: Brady will play tonight vs. the Saints

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Report: Brady will play tonight vs. the Saints

Breathe easy, football fans. If you're watching tonight's preseason exhibition between the Patriots and the Saints, you can expect that the main attraction will be there, and he will play.
According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, Tom Brady will suit up and play tonight against New Orleans. The Globe's report did not specify how much Brady would play, but it's safe to assume that it won't be much.
Brady skipped the preseason opener last season against the Jaguars, and in the 2010 preseason opener against the Saints, he played just two series, 17 snaps total.
For those itching to see New England's offense, and in particular Brady's connection with new receiver Brandon Lloyd, they probably won't see as much as they'd like, but it will be better than nothing.

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Football is coming.

The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.

Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.

The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.

The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.