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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie QB Jarrett Stidham relieved Tom Brady on Thursday and played the rest of the way, sparking some to wonder if that means he could be making a serious charge as the No. 2 option over Brian Hoyer. Bill Belichick hinted otherwise after the game, saying Hoyer has played a lot of football. Then Belichick added to that Friday when asked about Stidham's pocket presence. "I think Jarrett's pocket presence is good. I think there's a lot of room for improvement," he said. "Certainly, when you're comparing him to the other two quarterbacks on our roster, guys who have played a lot of football in this league, it's quite a gap in experience ... probably about what you would think it would be given the difference in experience that you're comparing him to."

Australia snaps USA's 78-game winning streak (2:23)
Smart nails difficult floater over Baynes (0:25)
Martinez cranks 2 homers in blowout win vs. Padres (0:28)
Holt lays out for tough play up the middle (0:15)
Doug Flutie's Boston College era begins (0:59)
Brady leads Pats to 1st TD of the game (0:40)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady on his 3-yard scramble for a first down on the team's lone TD drive: "To get a first down conversion on me scrambling, I'm sure the defensive coordinator is like, ‘What the heck. We gotta stop Edelman, we gotta stop White, we gotta stop the run game, we gotta stop these great players,' and all of a sudden Brady for a scramble. That's gotta piss him off pretty good. I revel in that, and hopefully I can do that once a game. I think I'd be good with that, and if they give me an opportunity I'd take it. It's just, I don't think it'd be more than 4 or 5 yards."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Injuries were a notable part of the Patriots' preseason game against the Panthers, with TE Benjamin Watson, RB Damien Harris, core special teamer Brandon King and punt returner/WR Gunner Olszewski all knocked out. Watson appeared to be evaluated for a concussion after a late hit by safety Eric Reid. It was unclear what knocked Harris out, as he knelt on the field after one play as the athletic training/medical staff came out to evaluate him. King was carted off with what looked like a serious leg injury. And Olszewski left midway through the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury. TEs Lance Kendricks and Stephen Anderson were also shaken up.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady, with a stylish hat, arrives and says, "Let's go baby!"

Reiss: Patriots weren't surprised by Chung's cocaine possession charge (1:18)
Riddick: Chung's situation is a big deal (1:05)
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Pats' Chung faces cocaine possession charge

Veteran safety Patrick Chung, who has been a key cog in the Patriots' defense as part of three Super Bowl championship teams, was indicted on a cocaine possession charge Aug. 8 and will be arraigned next Wednesday.

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BBTN: Mets, Mookie, Numbers Game

Buster talks with Keith Law about the Mets' road to the postseason, the Dodgers' player development system and Lucas Giolito's growth (15:17). Then, Sarah Langs and "The Numbers Game" (35:23) and Alex Speier, author of "Homegrown," discusses the Red Sox's offseason plans and Mookie Betts' rise through the system (39:58).