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Tom Brady injury update: Patriots QB’s hand could affect him slightly but should be OK, report says

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady injured right (throwing) hand could affect him slightly in Sunday’s AFC championship, ESPN.com reported, citing an unidentified source, but the hand should be OK a second unidentified source said.

The defending champion Patriots face the Jaguars at 3:05 p.m. ET Sunday (CBS) in the AFC championship, with New England going for its third Super Bowl victory in four seasons.

Veteran Brian Hoyer is the only other quarterback on the Patriots roster, so suffice it to say that anything related to Brady and his health is a topic of conversation, particularly in Boston.

Cousins went to the White House Thursday to film a commercial with noted Donald Trump impersonator John Di Domenico. Their humorous ad for Virginia-based Cyprus Air, a gas fireplace company, will run between the third and fourth quarters of Super Bowl 52.

Di Domenico, whose impersonation of the president have kept him busy the past couple of years, said the quarterback’s humble behavior surprised him.

He just walked right up, Di Domenico told the Washington Post. I’m like, ‘This guy is a multimillionaire and there’s nobody with him.’ He was really great and he really wanted to get everything right and make sure he was hitting each beat properly.

Koetter, who served as the Buccaneers’ offensive coordinator prior to the team’s firing of Lovie Smith after the 2015 season, was promoted, in part, to help in the development of quarterback Jameis Winston. After back-to-back 4,000-yard seasons, Winston struggled with his game and injuries this year as the Bucs slumped to the bottom of the NFC South. Winston’s passer rating (86.1 to 96.5) has improved year over year, but the former No. 1 overall pick leads all QBs in turnovers (39) since the start of last season.patriots_114_b9372f24e2233dfd-180x180

Malik McDowell, on NFL draft: ‘If I’m not top three, I don’t leave’ Mich. St.

“The teammates I have the on-field stuff we do, the off-field stuff we do. Just good people around me. I can’t complain.”

As it stands now, sites like Walter Football, CBS Sports and the Big Lead have McDowell slotted at No. 12, while Sports Illustrated has him at No. 25. Mel Kiper, meanwhile, currently has the junior at No. 6 on his Big Board.

It’s easy for McDowell, whose name litters numerous preseason All-Amrican teams coming off a season in which he was named first-team All-Big Ten by a handful of organizations, to make such a statement in early August. Whether he makes the same claim come December and January is another matter entirely.

HOUSTON — Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler responded Monday to Broncos general manager John Elway’s comments that he was surprised that the quarterback seemed “bent out of shape” to be replaced by Peyton Manning in last season’s regular-season finale against the Chargers.

Although Osweiler answered when asked about Elway’s comments, he made it clear he was more interested in talking about his current team.

“The only thing I would say is what kind of competitor wouldn’t want to play in that situation?” Osweiler said. “Outside of that, I think I’ve answered all of those questions, we’re now in August, we just had a great training camp practice and I’m excited to play the 49ers coming up.”

New England Patriots

Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Bill Belichick and Sean Payton. Malcolm Butler and Brandin Cooks. The Patriots welcome the Saints to town for joint practices, marking the fourth time in the past six years they’ve done so, and there is no shortage of storylines. These teams have a productive working relationship. Here’s one storyline to follow: Third-year quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has had some rocky moments in each of the past three practices; does that continue against a Saints defense that is trying to turn things around after a forgettable 2015 season? — Mike Reiss

New York Jets

The Jets have an emerging right tackle issue. With starter Breno Giacomini (back) on the physically unable to perform list, and with no experienced backups, the Jets are monitoring other rosters for players who might shake free. Brent Qvale and Ben Ijalana are splitting reps, but neither one has allayed the team’s concerns. Giacomini, himself a marginal starter, has been dealing with back problems since the spring. — Rich Cimini