Kraft out of the country for this week's NFL talks

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Kraft out of the country for this week's NFL talks

When negotiations between the NFL owners and players reconvene Monday, Patriots owner Robert Kraft won't be part of it.

Kraft is part of a group (which includes Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick) that will be taking a 10-day trade mission to Israel and the United Kingdom. Kraft will be out of the country during the week of negotiations.

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."