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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots plan to have quarterback Tom Brady sit out Thursday nights preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.?Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start.A source also told ESPN that Brady is one of several top players not expected to play. That group is expected to include tight end Rob Gronkowski and receivers Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan, among others.With Brady serving a four-game suspension to open the season as part of the NFLs Deflategate penalties, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said July 27 that the teams priority is to get Garoppolo ready for the start of the season and Brady will be the starter upon his return Oct. 9 against the Cleveland Browns.That was as expansive as Belichick has been on the quarterback situation through 12 training camp practices. He has deflected any questions on the topic, sometimes with annoyance.The Boston Herald first reported Wednesday that the Patriots planned to keep Brady out of the preseason opener.Last year, the Patriots planned to do the same in the preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers, but things shifted as the game approached, and Brady played two series before giving way to Garoppolo. At the time, the Patriots were still uncertain as to whether Brady would be available for the start of the 2015 regular season. There is no such uncertainty this year, which Garoppolo acknowledged Wednesday.Its different, for sure, keeps you on your toes, keeps you sharp, he said.Asked if hes happy with his progress at this point, Garoppolo said, Were moving in the right direction.As for the Saints, quarterback Drew Brees said Wednesday that he expects to play one series. Cheap Isaiah Oliver Jersey . -- Brandon Jennings made the most of his first game with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Cheap Russell Gage Jersey . Burke is expected to miss two to three months after breaking a finger in the teams third preseason game. Tinsley, a 10-year veteran, spent the last two seasons in Utah, where the point guard averaged 3. http://www.falconsjerseyscheap.com/cheap-calvin-ridley-jersey/ . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. Cheap Foyesade Oluokun Jersey . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. Atlanta Falcons Jerseys . Any real chance at payback wont come until the playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said. NEW YORK -- Eight veteran players, including frequent All-Pros DeMarcus Ware, Marshal Yanda and Julius Peppers, are finalists for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.Other finalists announced by the NFL on Monday are Greg Olsen, Joe Staley, Darren Sproles, Brian Cushing and Frank Gore. The award recognizes players who best demonstrate the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition. The award was created in 2014 in honor of the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member.The winner will be announced on Feb. 4, the night before the Super Bowl, at the NFL Honors show in which The Associated Press hands out its individual player awards, including league MVP.Each NFL team nominated one of its players for the award. A panel of former players comprised of Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, Warrick Dunn, Karl Mecklenburg and Leonard Wheeler whittled the nominees down to eight.ddddddddddddrom the eight finalists, each teams players submit a consensus vote of their choice, but cannot vote for a teammate.Two of the players, Colts running back Gore and Panthers tight end Olsen, went to the University of Miami. Gore is in his 12th pro season and Olsen his 10th.Packers defensive end Peppers has had the longest stint in the NFL, in his 15th pro season. Denver DE Ware is in his 12th year, as is Eagles running back Sproles. Ravens guard Yanda and 49ers tackle Staley each is in his 10th pro season, while Texans linebacker Cushing is in his eighth.Among them is a total of 24 All-Pro selections.Last years winner was Charles Woodson, who has since retired. The first Rooney Award winner was Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFLWholesale Jerseys 2020Cheap NFL Jerseys ThrowbackWholesale JerseysWholesale Jerseys ChinaCheap NFL HoodiesWholesale Black NFL JerseysDiscount Jerseys ' ' '