FOXBORO — On a night where Patriots and their fans were preoccupied on the fate of the starting quarterback, the team wrapped up the 2015 preseason with a 12-9 loss against the Giants in front of a relatively subdued Gillette S

FOXBORO — There would have been a banner raised at Gillette Stadium in the season opener against the Steelers if Tom Brady had not had his four-game suspension vacated Thursday morning.

Just six Patriots players weren’t on the field dressed in full uniform prior to the preseason finale with the Giants Thursday night.

FOXBORO — The collective sigh of 68,000 fans will be heard following by a loud cheer for Tom Brady as the Patriots wrap up their preseason Thursday night at Gillette Stadium.

Tom Brady will be at next Thursday’s season-opener at Gillette Stadium, but Roger Goodell will not.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter joined Merloni and Fauria Thursday following Judge Richard Berman vacating Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension.

A motivated Tom Brady likely means bad news for the rest of the NFL.</p>
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft issued a statement Thursday afternoon, shortly after Judge Richard Berman cleared quarterback Tom Brady.

Tom Brady has every reason to celebrate after beating the NFL in court. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)Roger Goodell thought he could make up the rules as he went along.



Shortly after Judge Richard Berman made his decision in the Deflategate case Thursday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued the following statement through the league: