NFL News & Notes Week 6: Tom Brady undergoes successful surgery

– Patriots’ QB Tom Brady underwent surgery on Monday to repair the torn ACL and MCL he suffered in Week 1’s win over the Chiefs. Brady’s recovery time is expected to be 6-8 months. (Boston Globe)

Jeff Garcia– Jeff Garcia is expected to take over the starting quarterback role in Tampa again as Brian Griese continues to battle with an arm injury. Apparently even if Griese were healthy enough to play, Garcia would still get the start this week against division rival Carolina based on his performance last Sunday in Denver. (Tampa Tribune)

– Lions’ QB Jon Kitna will have an MRI on his back after not being able to practice on Wednesday. That means either Dan Orlovsky or Drew Stanton could start this Sunday against the Vikings. Orlovsky apparently has the edge as of right now. (

– RB Darren McFadden practice with the Raiders on Wednesday, but still might be limited this week. (Oakland Tribune)

– Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan expects WR Eddie Royal to play in Week 6 against the Jaguars despite having an ankle injury. That doesn’t mean Royal is a lock to play, especially considering he missed Wednesday’s practice. (

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