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NFL Media’s Willie McGinest, a friend of Brady’s as well as a former teammate, expects the quarterback to leave sooner than later if the Patriots win another Super Bowl.
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The former linebacker added Brady might have retired after Super Bowl LII if the Patriots had beaten the Eagles.
Father Time eventually will catch Brady, as he does everyone. But Brady wants to walk away on his own terms, and apparently with at least one more championship.
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Nick Perry thought it would be a "beautiful" day when the Green Bay Packers finally activated him from the physically unable to perform list and allowed him to start practicing.
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Perry missed the entire offseason program after ankle surgery following last season, and he has battled injuries throughout his career. The Packers have two preseason games remaining 鈥?Friday at Oakland and Aug. 30 at Kansas City 鈥?but it's unclear whether Perry will play in either. The Packers practice Monday and Tuesday and will have a light practice Thursday before departing for Oakland.
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Perry said his ankle bothered him throughout last season, when he registered only seven sacks in the first year of a five-year, $59 million deal that included an $18 million guaranteed signing bonus and came after an 11-sack season in 2016.
He also dealt with a broken hand, which forced him to wear a club cast, and a shoulder injury while playing in only 12 of 16 games. Perry's ankle became enough of an issue late in the season that he left the team's must-win game at Carolina because of it.
Perry has no concerns about being ready for the team's Sept. 9 regular-season opener against Chicago, and that he won't have any trouble catching up in the Packers' new defensive system, which has been installed by new coordinator Mike Pettine.
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