Jul 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn (94) gets ready to rush during training camp at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Clayborn Bullrushes Nate Solder into Tom Brady at Buccaneers and Patriots Joint Practice

By now you’ve heard the news and seen the tweets, but in case you’ve missed out, there was some potentially massive news out of Foxboro this afternoon from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots’ joint practice.

On a play in a scrimmage, Tom Brady was struck on the knee and fell, and eventually left the field under his own power. He appeared to be in pain at the time of the hit, but would play a few snaps before leaving the field, according to Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times.

Per reports, the injury is not expected to be serious:


The biggest takeaway from this situation is not that Tom Brady was injured, although it would certainly be a bad thing for such a great quarterback to be injured on such a meaningless occasion.

The real thing to note is the fact that Adrian Clayborn absolutely dominated Nate Solder. Clayborn is recovering from an injury suffered last season and has been slowly worked back into practice, and it’s great to see him off to a strong start.

And now that I don’t have to feel bad that he might have ended Tom Brady’s season before it started, I can say that I am encouraged that Clayborn is performing well in camp, as I feel he’s an often forgotten player who could have quite the impact on the Buccaneers in 2013.

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