Brady, many other Pats, not suited up for game

Tom Brady is among many of the New England Patriots’ top players

who aren’t suited up for the preseason game against the

Philadelphia Eagles.

Besides their star quarterback, others out of uniform for Monday

night’s game were wide receivers Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd,

tight end Aaron Hernandez, linebacker Jerod Mayo and guard Logan

Mankins. All have practiced throughout training camp except for

Mankins, who returned recently from offseason knee surgery.

With another game four days later at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,

most starters are expected to play then. The Patriots’ final

exhibition game, Aug. 29 at the New York Giants, will be their

third in 10 days.