Week 1 Essential NFL Practice News & Notes for Thursday
Patriots QB Tom Brady (calf) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. Brady is expected to play in Week 1 despite the injury.
Panthers QB Cam Newton (ribs) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Given all the time that Newton missed in the preseason, this is not a good situation heading into Week 1 against an improved Tampa Bay defense. We'd absolutely start the two Thursday night quarterbacks over Newton given what we know now. Kelvin Benjamin doesn't look like a good start if Newton is out.
Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) took full practice reps again Thursday. Romo is fully expected to play against the 49ers.
Raiders QB Matt Schaub (right elbow) took full practice reps again Thursday. Schaub has been benched in favor of Derek Carr.