Tom Brady announced almost two weeks ago that he was giving up his fight, and would end pursuit of exoneration in Deflate-gate: The Saga, meaning he’d be suspended for the first four games of this season. Which means the New England Patriots know that third-year backup Jimmy Garoppolo will be starting those games, and he must get more first-team reps during training camp than he normally does. Garoppolo, a second-round pick out of Eastern Illinois who has just 31 attempts in his first two seasons, will be at the helm for a not-too-easy quartet of games to open the season: at Arizona, then home against the Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills.
Not getting the new contract he desired, Buffalo Bills’ star cornerback Stephon Gilmore is taking an unusual route entering training camp. Speaking to one of ESPN’s insider’s, Gilmore revealed that he would not be holding-out through the team’s training camp and preseason. “I’m planning to go out to training camp.