New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady missed practice on Tuesday with a sprained left shoulder, according to multiple reports.’s Ian Rapoport tweeted Brady suffered “what is thought to be an AC joint sprain in his left, non-throwing shoulder, a source said.” Rapoport added that Brady should play for the Patriots against the Jets on Sunday.

Brady has been sacked six times in the last two games. ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported that Brady had undergone tests for the injury, but is expected to play through it.

In five games this season, Brady has thrown for 1,702 yards with 11 touchdowns and one interception.

RAIDERS: The Raiders signed cornerback Demetrius McCray, who filled the roster spot that opened after defensive tackle Darius Latham was suspended for four games for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse.

McCray had spent training camp with Seattle and was waived with an injury designation last month.

VIKINGS: Another MRI on quarterback Sam Bradford’s left knee revealed no additional injury after he was pulled early from the game at Chicago because of continued discomfort.

CARDINALS-SAINTS: The Arizona Cardinals, with the worst rushing game in the NFL, acquired running back Adrian Peterson from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for an undisclosed 2018 draft pick.

Peterson has rushed for 11,828 yards and 97 touchdowns in his 10-plus pro seasons. He signed a two-year contract with the Saints during the offseason after spending his first 10 NFL seasons with the Vikings.

Peterson has played sparingly with little success for New Orleans. He’s gained 81 yards in 27 carries, an average of 3 yards per attempt with a long run of 11.

BEARS: The Bears placed outside linebacker Willie Young on injured reserve because of a triceps injury.

Young was injured against Green Bay on Sept. 28. He has seven tackles and two sacks this season. Young has 26 sacks in four seasons with Chicago and 32 in eight years with the Bears and Detroit Lions.

BROWNS: Revealing he was scared for his life amid another drug relapse, suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon is making his case to be reinstated by the NFL.

Gordon detailed years of substance use, the depths of his addiction and his determination to turn his life around during a 13-minute video released on the website Uninterrupted.

The former All-Pro who led the league in yards receiving in 2013 was indefinitely suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell two years ago following another violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy.

He’s had numerous stints in rehab, most of which he said he didn’t take seriously. The 26-year-old Gordon can re-apply to the league this fall.

GIANTS: Three-time Pro Bowl receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had surgery for a broken left ankle on Monday night in New York.

Mike Ditka: Former Chicago Bears star and coach Mike Ditka, an adamant critic of National Football League players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial discrimination, said in a national radio interview that this country has been free of oppression for at least a century.

“All of a sudden, it’s become a big deal now, about oppression,” Ditka told Jim Gray on Westwood One’s pregame show ahead of the Bears’ “Monday Night Football” loss to the Vikings. “There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of. Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people.”

Setting aside what’s going on today, the discrimination and bigotry Ditka’s Bears teammates faced in the mid-1960s was memorably depicted in the much-beloved 1971 TV movie “Brian’s Song,” starring James Caan as Brian Piccolo and Billy Dee Williams as Gale Sayers, the team’s first interracial roommates.

The Civil Rights Act wasn’t passed until 1964, the Voting Rights Act came the next year. The last 100 years in the United States have included efforts to eradicate decades of Jim Crow laws that enforced racial segregation and their legacy. Discriminatory practices in housing, hiring, education, transportation, the armed forces, public accommodations and even pro sports have been fought.

Civil disobedience was a catalyst for some of the progress that has been made, but Ditka repeated his criticism of NFL players demonstrating during the national anthem before games.

“Is that the stage for this? If you want to protest, or whatever you want to protest, you’ve got a right to do that, but I think you’re a professional athlete, you have an obligation to the game,” Ditka said. “I think you have to respect the game. That’s what I think is the most important thing. I don’t see a lot of respect for the game. I just see respect for their own individual opinions. Opinions are like noses, we all have one. Some are good. Some are bad.”

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