Annual Andruzzi golf event being held today

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Annual Andruzzi golf event being held today

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com

The golf swings won't be very pretty Monday at TPC Norton, but their aim will be true. That aim?Raisingmoney to help cancer-stricken individuals and their families battle the disease. The Third Annual Joe Andruzzi and Friends Golf Tournamentjust keeps getting bigger and better according to the former Patriots lineman. "This year, we're sold out with golfers," said Andruzzi. "People love what we're about and what we're doing."It's hard not to.As Andruzzi explains,funds raisedby the Joe Andruzzi Foundation help pay for "some of the back-end things people forget about" when it comes to battling the disease. "We'vehelped people pay mortgages, helped them pay rent. We've helped some people, sadly, with funeral costs. Cancer isn't getting any cheaper. There are so many things out there (that turn into major medical expenses). We help pay things people don't realize they may encounter - travel and hotels. about. As a foundation, we're geared to give financial assistance to families that are struggling."Some of the current and ex-Patriots expected to play Monday are Jermaine Cunningham, Tully Banta-Cain, Logan Mankins, DaneFletcher and Rob Ninkovich. Strength coach Harold Nash, and ex-Pats Christian Fauriaand Peter Brock are also in the mix along with several others. Andruzzi's golf tournament is just one of several events his foundation runs each year. For information on the rest of his events and the good work of he and his wife, Jen, visit the Joe Andruzzi Foundation website.
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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."