The Early Lead: Tom Brady


Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Tom Brady had ligament damage in hand in October, report says

Photos showed Patriots quarterback with a swollen hand that healed without surgery.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL playoffs, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Five things to remember about Brady vs. Manning

The future Hall of Famers will meet for the 15th time in the Patriots-Broncos AFC championship game.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:08 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Wes Welker on Brady vs. Manning: Who’s his favorite?

It’s a Picasso-Michelangelo situation as far as the Denver Broncos wide receiver is concerned.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Wes Welker

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Tom Brady returns, says “I feel great” (updated)

Patriots QB created panic when he was AWOL as the team prepared for AFC championship game and Peyton Manning.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL playoffs, Tom Brady

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Tom Brady sick, misses Patriots practice (updated)

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick refuses to offer any information about his quarterback.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:16 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Tom Brady still can’t get a high five from Patriots

Why should his teammates suddenly change after getting an AFC championship game berth?

By Cindy Boren  |  10:16 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Tom Brady fails (again) at the high five

New England players leave their quarterback hanging once again Sunday in Baltimore.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:27 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 12/22/2013

Peyton Manning breaks Tom Brady’s touchdown record (video)

Denver Broncos quarterback has 51 TD passes -- with one regular-season game still left.

By Cindy Boren  |  05:46 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Tom Brady dismisses Antonio Smith’s spying accusation

Texans defensive end said of New England adjustments that “either teams are spying on us or something’s going on.“

By Cindy Boren  |  11:54 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antonio Smith, Bill Belichick, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning: This one goes to Bill Belichick

The latest edition of the classic QB matchup goes to OT and Patriots coach makes a key decision.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:20 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Tom Brady admits “frustration” over non-call, says “we get our fair share of calls”

Patriots have no choice but to begin preparing for Broncos after NFL upholds decision in Monday’s loss.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 11/20/2013

NFL upholds non-call that infuriated Tom Brady

Vice-president of officiating backs his crew, saying, “At full speed you can see why they made that call.“

By Cindy Boren  |  08:26 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Replacement ref, Golden Tate back controversial call

Officials got the call on Rob Gronkowski and Luke Kuechly right

By Cindy Boren  |  10:54 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Tom Brady rages over controversial call; did officials mess up? (video)

At issue in Patriots’ loss to Panthers is whether Luke Kuechly interfered with Rob Gronkowski and whether the pass was catchable.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:07 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen wedding: Ex-bodyguards convicted in shooting

Papparazzi were targets at 2009 ceremony in Costa Rica. No one was hurt.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:39 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gisele Bundchen, New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Tom Brady says hazing, done respectfully, is “a camaraderie thing”

In light of Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin scandal, New England quarterback says it’s “done in a playful way.“

By Cindy Boren  |  10:12 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jonathan Martin, NFL, Richie Incognito, Tom Brady

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux get their Halloween on

Sam and Christian Ponder get in on the party, along with Andy Reid baby.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:17 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux, Tom Brady

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013

NFL Roundup: Peyton Manning loses in emotional return to Indianapolis

Manning received a warm welcome, but his Denver Broncos lost 39-33 Sunday night. Week 7 was also dominated by multiple injuries to star players.

By Kelyn Soong  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andrew Luck, Baltimore Ravens, Ben Roethlisberger, brian cushing, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Geno Smith, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jay Cutler, Joe Flacco, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Peyton Manning, Pittsburgh Steelers, Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams, Tom Brady

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Tom Brady: Gronkowski isn’t causing locker room resentment

Patriots QB denies report that tight end’s status is becoming a problem for the team.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/14/2013

NFL Roundup: Tom Brady leads Patriots in comeback victory over the Saints

In Week 6 of the NFL season, Brady led his team to a last-minute victory, Adrian Peterson played just days after the death of his son and the Cowboys suffered some major injuries.

By Kelyn Soong  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Tigers, injuries, joseph patterson, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Tom Brady, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Tom Brady touchdown lifts Patriots and gets a classic call (audio)

“Unicorns!” “Show ponies!” Oh, and the Patriots are now 5-1.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kenbrell Thompkins, New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 09/13/2013

Tom Brady is furious, but Patriots beat Jets

Quarterback admits his “body language” needs work, but note that New England is 2-0.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:10 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Johnny Manziel, Tom Brady thinks you should tone it down

New England Patriots QB has advice for the behaviorally-challenged Heisman Trophy winner.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:49 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Johnny Manziel, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 08/14/2013

Tom Brady injury is mild knee sprain; universe exhales

Patriots quarterback status is considered day-to-day, reports say.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:39 PM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Ryan Mallett, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Bill Belichick tells Tim Tebow "just be ready" tonight

In his first game with the New England Patriots, just about anything could happen with the QB.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:33 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, NFL, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Wes Welker says he "put up with" Bill Belichick in New England

Wide receiver says "it's just the way" the New England coach is.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Wes Welker

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Bill Belichick on Aaron Hernandez: "It's a sad day, really a sad day on so many levels"

Patriots coach addresses murder charge against former tight end for the first time.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:20 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Aaron Hernandez is focus of grand jury hearing on 2012 murders, report says

Tom Brady says, "I've moved on," but Hernandez may face more trouble.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Tom Brady: "I still have plenty of chances" to win Super Bowls

QB admits it's hard to win the NFL title, but says Patriots "have a shot every year."

By Cindy Boren  |  02:16 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Tim Tebow says 'it's an honor to be a Patriot' and little else

New England's new quarterback takes no questions after his first practice with his new team.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:59 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Josh McDaniels, NFL, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Tim Tebow signs with Patriots; will this work?

Bill Belichick offers the quarterback what may be his last shot in the NFL.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:21 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, NFL, onfaith, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Tom Brady on Wes Welker: Nothing 'surprises me anymore'

Patriots quarterback has dealt with emotion of seeing his favorite receiver join Peyton Manning's team.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady, Wes Welker

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Terrell Owens works out with Tom Brady

Hey, it's just an offseason workout at USC. Don't read too much into it.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, Terrell Owens, Tom Brady

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Wes Welker will give free agency a try, but should he?

New England Patriots wide receiver has rapport with Tom Brady but will test the open market for the first time.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Wes Welker

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Tom Brady won't be Joe Montana, Kraft says

Patriots owner says his quarterback's new contract is real and was done to keep him in New England for the duration of his career.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Tom Brady on new contract: "I really do just want to win"

Brady chooses to speak via email to Boston radio station.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Tom Brady fined $10,000 for slide vs. Ed Reed, report says

No harm, no foul -- just a little nick in the paycheck for the New England Patriots quarterback.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Reed, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Tom Brady slide: Ed Reed says "It's good, man"

While the NFL is reviewing the play, the Baltimore Ravens' safety says he's cool with it.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Reed, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/22/2013

NFL reviewing Tom Brady's slide

The larger questions: Was the slide dirty? Will the NFL fine him?

By Cindy Boren  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Reed, New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Wes Welker's wife apologizes for ripping Ray Lewis

Anna Burns Welker said her actions were "emotional and irrational."

By Cindy Boren  |  09:17 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Ray Lewis, Tom Brady, Wes Welker

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Tom Brady slide: Was it a dirty play?

The Patriots QB gave a little ninja kick in the direction of the Ravens’ Ed Reed.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bernard Pollard, Ed Reed, Super Bowl XLVII, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Tom Brady: Bradying becomes a thing

In the middle of the field, it was just a guy sitting there. Alone with his thoughts.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:21 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, Tom Brady

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 01/21/2013

AFC championship: Belichick says no to CBS

Shannon Sharpe rips New England Patriots coach for walk-off.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:41 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Tom Brady

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Rob Gronkowski breaks forearm again, will have surgery, reports say

The New England Patriots have a number of options at tight end, but losing Gronk would be tough.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:04 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Tom Brady on RGIII injury: "I wouldn't wish that on anybody"

The News England Patriots' quarterback knows how awful it is to have reconstructive knee surgery.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:46 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Robert Griffin III, Tom Brady

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Colin Kaepernick vs. Tom Brady: This one goes to the 49ers

In a wild Sunday night game, the San Francisco 49ers get past New England 41-34.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, Colin Kaepernick, Tom Brady

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Rob Gronkowski to try to practice this week, report says

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who broke his forearm Nov. 18, reportedly will try to practice this week.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:37 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Tom Brady makes an MVP statement as Patriots crush Texans

The Patriots, with Tom Brady doing what he does on Monday night games, closed within a game of the Houston Texans in the playoff race.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:21 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Gronkowski's broken arm requires surgery (updated)

With New England up by 35 points, Rob Gronkowski broke his left forearm on an extra-point attempt late in the game. He'll be back in 4-to-6 weeks.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:08 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Super Bowl 2012: Obama ‘can’t call it’ between Giants, Patriots

President Barack Obama has a penchant for making sports predictions, but when asked who he’s backing when the Giants and Patriots square off in the Super Bowl, Obama held his tongue.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:19 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tom Brady, New England Patriots