Like many 41-year-olds, Tom Brady is dealing with a sore back.
There is not much cause for concern, Rapoport added.
Bill Belichick was asked Friday if he had any update on a report Brady was dealing with a back issue. "No. Sorry, I don't," the coach predictably responded.
Even with TB12's famous regimen, it shouldn't be a shock that a 41-year-old is nursing a sore back, however minor. Most football players his age are sitting at home. Any reader of a certain age can probably sympathize with dealing with back pains.
Here are other injuries we're monitoring Friday:
- New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell left in the first quarter of Friday's game against the Atlanta Falcons to be evaluated for a head injury. Crowell left the game immediately after scoring on a touchdown run. He was checked out in the sideline medical tent prior to leaving the field. Jets coach Todd Bowles didn't have an update on Crowell's status immediately after the game.
- San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breidasuffered a separated shoulder Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys and will miss the remainder of the preseason, coach Kyle Shanahan said. An MRI showed no structural damage in the shoulder, Rapoport and NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported. Breida might be able to practice soon without contact and the 49ers are hoping he can play in Week 1.
Tests revealed tight end George Kittlealso did not suffer any tears or structural damage on his separated shoulder, Rapoport reported. Shanahan said Kittle also will miss the rest of the preseason. Defensive linemanSolomon Thomas and offensive linemanGerry Gilliam are in concussion protocol, Shanahan said.
Shanahan also said cornerbackRichard Sherman likely would be healthy enough to play Week 3 of the preseason after suffering a hamstring injury last week.
- Indianapolis Colts rookie wide receiver Deon Cain tore his ACL during Thursday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, coach Frank Reich said. He is out for the 2018 season. Running back Marlon Mack is week to week with a hamstring strain and running back Robert Turbin is week to week with an ankle injury, Reich said.
- Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Dillon Gordon is out for the 2018 season after suffering a shoulder injury, Rapoport reported.