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Patriots To Rework Tom Brady’s Contract

11 August 2018

The New England Patriots quarterback, who was held out of Thursday night's preseason game versus the Washington Redskins, has a minor sore back, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the issue.

Washington Redskins' rookie running back Derrius Guice's season before it ever started. The initial thought was a sprained MCL, suggesting he'd miss a few weeks.

It's obviously a brutal blow for Washington, which took Guice in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

But now, Guice will spend the 2018 season rehabbing.

Before his injury, Guice was having a strong training camp, taking snaps with the first unit and displaying the same "violent" running style that he was known for.

Contrast that with Rob Gronkowski's restructured deal from previous year, which allowed the tight end to earn an extra $5.5 million by reaching certain totals in one of three statistical categories or by securing first-team All-Pro honors. The team announced the prognosis Friday following an MRI, saying Guice should make a full recovery and be ready to play in 2019. Most football players his age are sitting at home.

Guice injured the knee on an impressive 34-yard run that was ultimately called back because of a holding penalty. The incentives are said to be similar in structure to the escalators the Patriots added to tight end Rob Gronkowski's contract last season, which enabled the injury-prone star to earn up to $5.5 million in bonuses if he met certain statistical benchmarks.

Patriots To Rework Tom Brady’s Contract