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|FOXBOROUGH Cheap Vincent Valentine Jersey , Mass. (AP) Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week.
Brady said a bit contentiously only â€ťWeâ€™ll seeâ€ť on Friday when asked whether he would play in Sundayâ€™s conference title game against Jacksonville.
The quarterback wore red gloves and responded to several other questions about how much he practiced or how he sustained the injury by saying â€ťIâ€™m not talking about that.â€ť
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Brady is listed as questionable for Sunday after being a limited participant in practice Friday. He was also limited on Wednesday. He sat out practice Thursday, but wore a glove on his injured hand during the stretching period open to reporters. He usually only wears a glove on his non-throwing hand.
One thing Brady was clear about was the test he expects from a Jaguars unit ranked second in the NFL in total and scoring defense.
â€ťItâ€™s a very unique challenge,â€ť Brady said. â€ťI think their front three, their linebackers, are very instinctive and very fast. And great cover guys in the secondary. Ball-hawking defense. They strip it off you, they sack you. â€¦ So theyâ€™re a good defense.â€ť
Brady appeared on the Patriotsâ€™ weekly injury report several times during the latter half of this season with injuries to both his Achilles tendon and his left shoulder. The four-time Super Bowl MVP has never missed a playoff start during his 18-year career.
â€ťTom always tends to show up in big games. This is a big game Cheap Trey Flowers Jersey ,â€ť receiver Danny Amendola said. â€ť(Heâ€™s) super tough. The toughest. Heâ€™s a warrior, heâ€™s a competitor and thereâ€™s really only one reason why heâ€™s here, and thatâ€™s to play football. â€ť
Jacksonville is preparing like Brady will be in the huddle as usual Sunday. Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus said typical methods of rattling a quarterback donâ€™t apply when it comes to him.
â€ťYou can hit Brady, but hitting him isnâ€™t whatâ€™s going to get to him. Itâ€™s constantly being that gnat in his face. He just hates that gnat just always around,â€ť said Dareus, who might be more familiar than any Jacksonville player with Brady Cheap Tom Brady Jersey , having spent six-plus seasons with the Bills.
â€ťYou sack him heâ€™s going to get up and just keep rolling. Heâ€™s that competitive spirit, like, `OK, you got me. Now Iâ€™m fixing to go throw this touchdown the next play. Forty yards. You happy about that sack? But there you go.â€™ Thatâ€™s just his mentality. I like it. I love playing against the guy. Heâ€™s phenomenal to watch.â€ť
If for some reason Brady canâ€™t go â€“ no, the Earth wonâ€™t stop rotating on its axis and New England still would show up to play â€“ the Patriots would look to backup Brian Hoyer. His last playoff start was the antithesis of a Brady performance. For Houston in its 2015 AFC wild-card matchup with Kansas City, Hoyer completed 15 of 34 passes for 136 yards Cheap Tedy Bruschi Jersey , with no touchdowns and five turnovers (four interceptions) in a 30-0 loss.
Hoyer, a former Patriot, was acquired in midseason when the Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo to San Francisco.
â€ťIâ€™m always preparing to play because the truth of reality is you never know when your nameâ€™s gonna be called,â€ť he said Thursday.
The Patriots havenâ€™t called any QBâ€™s name in the postseason other than Bradyâ€™s since the 1990s.
Including the playoffs, the Jaguars scored eight defensive touchdowns this season, three more than any other team. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey had four interceptions during the regular season and also had one in the wild-card win over Buffalo.
He also fully expects to see Brady on the field Sunday.
â€ťHeâ€™s going to be out there Cheap Steve Grogan Jersey , heâ€™s going to play, heâ€™s going to play to his best of ability and do what he does,â€ť Ramsey said.
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