New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady thinks his next game against the Philadelphia Eagles is a little like the last time he played them.
The reigning NFL MVP says he's eager to get back on the field for the first time since the Super Bowl Womens Esa Lindell Jersey
, and his next chance is in Thursday night's exhibition game against Philadelphia. Brady did not play in the preseason opener against Washington last week.
"We've got a big one against the Eagles and we know the challenge they present," Brady said on Tuesday. "So, (we're) trying to put a lot into it and see if we can obviously get a lot out of it. You know, it's a big test. They're a good team and we're going to have to play well."
Philadelphia beat the Patriots 41-33 in February for its first Super Bowl title. The teams will meet again in New England this week, with considerably less on the line.
But you wouldn't know if from listening to Brady, who said there is urgency even in the second game on the exhibition schedule http://www.officialstarsproonline.com/authentic-adidas-brett-ritchie-jersey
, because the team needs to line up against an opponent to measure its progress.
"They're important," Brady said. "If it was a waste of time, we wouldn't do it. I think there's a lot of urgency, and you know we're not where we need to be, got a lot of work to do and these practices are a part of it, (along with) the opportunities that we get in the game."
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, who turned 41 this month, said he is feeling healthy and planning to play on Thursday night. The decision will be up to coach Bill Belichick.
"I certainly plan on being out there," Brady said.
Also Tuesday, Brady repeated that his goal is to play "a long time." He reportedly reached an agreement that could boost his pay this year by $5 million in 2018; he is signed through next season.
"You always have short-term goals and long-term goals, and this year's the one I'm focused on," he said. "Obviously Sidney Crosby Jersey
, I want to play for a long time, so I've said that for a while. Feel like I'm a broken record."
The Ravens announced several moves within the organization, including the hiring of the Browns former director of college scouting.
Bobby Vega, who spent 13 years in Cleveland, returns to the Ravens as the East area scout. Vega earned a promotion in Cleveland two years ago but was among those in the Browns’ scouting department let go by General Manager John Dorsey after the draft.
Vega began his scouting career as a player personnel intern with the Ravens in 2004.
Baltimore also announced the promotion of Joey Cleary to college and pro scout after he spent three seasons as a player personnel assistant.
The Ravens also promoted Ron Medlin to head certified athletic trainer. He replaces Mark Smith, who retired.
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, Duane Brooks and Collin Francis as assistant certified athletic trainers.