Notes: Brady and Ochocinco in sync at practice


Notes: Brady and Ochocinco in sync at practice

By Danny Picard Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO -- @font-face font-family: "Times New Roman";p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; a:link, span.MsoHyperlink color: blue; text-decoration: underline; a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed color: purple; text-decoration: underline; table.MsoNormalTable font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; div.Section1 page: Section1; Sundays practice at Gillette Stadium saw the return ofrunning back Danny Woodhead and offensive lineman Dan Connolly, but the biggestthing sticking out from the two-hour session was the connection Tom Brady andChad Ochocinco had all afternoon.

Brady hit Ochocinco perfectly in stride with several deeppasses, and Ochocinco made nice catches on both, which would have resulted intouchdowns had it been a game.

The first came on a flea flicker, as running back BenJarvusGreen-Ellis threw the handoff back to Brady, who then let it fly, deep down themiddle of the field. The play threw the defense off-guard, and a wide-open Ochocincomade the catch.

The other big play the two connected on came as Ochocincobeat cornerback Devin McCourty wide down the right sideline, making somewhat ofa diving catch in the end zone.

The two plays captured the highlight of the afternoon.

As for the attendance, Julian Edelman, Brandon Tate, Shane Vereen,James Sanders, Ras-I Dowling, and Josh Barrett were not practicing, but were onthe sidelines.

Albert Haynesworth, Mike Wright, Brandon Spikes, and TaylorPrice didnt practice either and were nowhere to be found on Sunday.

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PawSox to show support of Brady with 'Free Brady Friday' on June 10


PawSox to show support of Brady with 'Free Brady Friday' on June 10

If your name is Tom or Brady -- first name, last name, doesn't matter -- you can go to a Pawtucket Red Sox game for free next week.

The PawSox announced today that Friday, June 10 will be "Free Brady Friday," in which any fans named Tom and/or Brady will be admitted to McCoy Stadium at no charge. In addition, box seats -- normally priced at $13 -- will cost $12 in honor of Brady's uniform number. And the team says that every box seat sold, it will donate a quarter -- a "quarter back" --- to Best Buddies, a charity supported by Brady and members of PawSox leadership. And all ceremonial first pitches and certain in-game promotions will be used with footballs instead of baseballs. 

“Tom Brady is one of the region’s most beloved athletes and public figures,” said PawSox senior vice-president and general manager Dan Rea.  “This evening allows PawSox fans, so many of whom are Patriots fans, to show their support for him.”