Jeffrey Kessler is expected to lead Tom Brady's defense team into court Wednesday morning in New York. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)Time for Round 2.



The back-and-forth continues.

After Tom Brady missed Patriots practice Tuesday as the settlement negotiations continue with regards to his four-game suspension, it seems those talks didn’t go very well and Brady won’t be going to court Wednesday after all.

It looks like the Patriots have another tight end on their roster.

Although Judge Richard Berman said Tom Brady and Roger Goodell didn’t have to attend Wednesday’s settlement conference, it appears

FOXBORO — The Patriots went through a relatively slow-speed practice Tuesday morning — really, a modified walk through — on the fields behind Gillette Stadium that last for just about an hour. It was their 14th practice of the summer and the fifth in sweats and shells.

Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater joined Dale & Holley with Thornton on Patriots Monday. Slater talked about Tom Brady and the leaders of the 2015 squad. To hear the interview, go to the Dale & Holley audio on demand page.

Brian Tyms is going into his second season with the Patriots.</p>
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined Dale & Holley with Thornton on Monday for his first Patriots Monday appearance of the season to discuss the upcoming season and where things stand with the team as it approaches the second preseason game.

Turns out New York Giants co-owner and CEO John Mara shares something in common, after all, with Patriots fans. He is sick and tired of Deflategate talk.

Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower joined Merloni & Fauria as part of the season’s first edition of WEEI’s Patriots Monday to discuss his injury and his perception of Deflategate.