New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reiterated his earlier pronouncement that he will continue to play beyond this season, making his latest declaration during an interview with Norah O'Donnell of CBS This Morning. When asked if 2017 will be his final season, Brady replied with an emphatic “no”. In February, Brady told Peter King of The MMQB that he plans to play until his mid-40s. “Next year is not going to be my last year,” said the 40-year-old Brady. Despite being suspended for the first four games last season due to the “Deflategate” scandal, Brady still turned in a masterful performance, throwing for 3,554 yards with 28 touchdowns and two interceptions.

Brady led the Patriots to their fifth Super Bowl since 2001 after erasing a 25-point deficit against the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51. Earlier, Will Brinson of CBS Sports raised the possibility that Brady might retire after the 2017 season after the Patriots refused to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The Patriots received offers of high picks, including the No. 12 selection from the Cleveland Browns, for Garoppolo but they refused. In their season-opening 42-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Brady completed just 16 of 36 passes for 267 yards with no touchdown and interception.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford to play vs Steelers

The Minnesota Vikings raised concern about the condition of starting quarterback Sam Bradford's surgically repaired knee.

The Vikings were worried that Brarford will be sidelined after being limited in practice all week due to a knee injury that he banged up in their 29-19 win over the New Orleans Saints. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network Insider, Bradford underwent MRI on is knee that revealed no structural damage, allowing the quarterback to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday.

The Vikings are cautious about the 29-year-old Bradford’s left knee as it already suffered two ACL injuries in his seven-year NFL career. Against the Saints, Bradford completed 27 of 32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns with no interception.

Sherman a game-time decision for Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks listed cornerback Richard Sherman as game-time decision against the San Francisco 49ers because of a hamstring injury, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Sherman is a model of durability as he has yet to miss a game in his NFL career since he entered the league in 2011. In an interview with Brady Henderson of ESPN, Carroll said the 29-year-old Sherman participated during the team’s entire practice Friday. “We'll see how he is tomorrow and all the way to game day, but he looked really good,” said Carroll.

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