Brady snaps at media, walks out
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady calls it “ridiculous” to suggest the suspension of Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is tied to the quarterback’s personal health coach.
The questions about Alex Guerrero on Saturday prompted Brady to abruptly end his first media availability of training camp.
“I have no comments, just ridiculous. I’m out,” Brady said before walking away.
Edelman brushed aside a similar question in his first comments since receiving his four-game ban for a drug-policy violation.
“What’s in the past is in the past. I love Alex and ultimately I’m worried about just going out here and playing football,” Edelman said. “I’m not here to talk about or make a headline or something.”
Edelman, tight end Rob Gronkowski and former Patriots receiver Danny Amendola are among several Patriots who have also worked or consulted with Guerrero.
Edelman will begin serving his suspension at the start of the regular season. He can practice with the team and play in preseason games.
Brady provided another short response when asked if there was tension between him and coach Bill Belichick this summer.
“I have no thoughts,” Brady said.
Brady has relied on a fitness and nutrition program developed by Guerrero since 2004. The pair also partnered in opening Brady’s TB12 Sports Therapy Center, which is adjacent to the Patriots’ Gillette Stadium facility.
Jets lose RB
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets running back Eli McGuire has a broken foot that will likely sideline him for several weeks.
Coach Todd Bowles confirmed the injury after practice Saturday. He says McGuire was hurt Friday while making a cut — a non-contact injury — during the Jets’ first practice of training camp in the team’s indoor facility. McGuire was seen limping off the field late in the session and didn’t return.
Bowles didn’t have a timetable for how long McGuire might have to sit out. The coach was also uncertain as to whether surgery would be required.
McGuire, a sixth-rounder last year out of Louisiana-Lafayette, rushed for 315 yards and a touchdown as a rookie and caught 17 passes for 177 yards and a TD.
Raiders sign OL
NAPA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent offensive lineman Oday Aboushi.
Aboushi was signed Saturday to fill the spot on the roster that opened up when offensive lineman Vadal Alexander was placed on the reserve list after failing to come to camp.