FOXBORO — The backdrop couldn’t be better as Tom Brady looks to make some history at Gillette Stadium.

In a Friday afternoon filing, the NFL asked the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an expedited hearing in the appeal of Judge Richard Berman’s decision in Tom Brady‘s Deflategate hearing earlier this month.

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Ryan Wendell isn’t putting any timetable on when he might return from an illness that has forced him to miss the last four practices and will keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.

Ryan Wendell isn’t putting any timetable on when he might return from an illness that has forced him to miss the last four practices and will keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.

The Patriots announced Friday that offensive lineman Ryan Wendell will be out for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars because of an illness. The veteran, who has now missed the last four practices (including all three this week), has not played in the first two games of the 2015 season for New England.

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo checked in with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Friday afternoon as the team prepares to host the Jaguars on Sunday. To hear the interview, go to the OM&F audio on demand page.

The NFL was heavily criticized by the Patriots for failing to correct false reports that were leaked out of the league offices regarding Deflategate.

FOXBORO — It would appear certain Ryan Wendell will miss his third straight game Sunday.

FOXBORO — Ryan Wendell remains the only player out of practice for the Patriots.