Several teams wrapped up their training camps on Thursday, which also happens to be the first of five straight nights of preseason football. Four games are on the docket tonight, including the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers, where Chip Kelly will get an up-close look at Cam Newton for the first time since the 2010 national championship game.
• One day after writhing on the ground and grabbing at his left knee, a scene that caused widespread panic in the Boston area, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was back at practice on Thursday. As noted by ESPN Boston, Brady wore a brace on his left knee during the workout, which was a half-speed practice in advance of Friday night's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"I certainly understand that line of questioning, but you have to also realize that we’re installing," Ryan said. "We’re still in the install phase and putting in a brand new offensive system. So we’re still in that install phase right now and obviously with any quarterback, especially a young quarterback, we thought that he would definitely benefit from getting those reps and obviously the trainers were comfortable with him being out there and so that’s why we did it. But I think those reps are valuable, especially when you’re in the install phase."
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