Luke McCown

Joint Practice Brings Back Memories For Veterans Brady And Brees

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Three quarterbacks will be in the spotlight on Thursday night when the Saints and Patriots open their preseason schedules.

It will be just another tuneup for two of the league's most productive veteran signal callers, Tom Brady and Drew Brees. For the other, it will serve as an important prelude to an opportunity he's prepped for just over two years.

New England's Jimmy Garoppolo has known since the abrupt conclusion of "Deflategate" last month that he would get the first regular-season starts of his career when Brady's league-imposed four-game suspension begins next month. What remains unclear is if that new status will also translate into...